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Earliest Collaborative Law Firm

Herzig & Berlese is one of the earliest women-owned law firms established in California. Barbara Herzig and Peggy Berlese, who is now Of Counsel at the firm, are law school colleagues who continued their careers to become successful business partners.

Founders With Decades of Experience

Barbara and Peggy consult regularly with each other on new and complex subdivision issues and make almost 70 years of experience available to every client. They have worked on thousands of projects over the years-- from condominium and airspace projects that range in size from 300 units to two units, and have obtained countless conditional and final public reports from the Bureau of Real Estate in a timely and efficient manner.

Local San Francisco Expertise

Barbara and Peggy are experts on the complex and specialized laws that apply specifically to San Francisco. In addition, they pioneered the use of airspace maps to create condominiums in parcels with existing units that, by City law, cannot be made into condominiums. Barbara and Peggy have excellent working relationships with and have access to the San Francisco County Surveyor, California Bureau of Real Estate, title companies, and other persons involved in the subdivision mapping process.