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Christianne F. Kerns

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Christianne F. Kerns

Pasadena, California
Managing Partner
626.796.9123 x354
Ms. Kerns is Hahn & Hahn's Managing Partner and a member of the firm's business practice group. She has extensive expertise in a wide variety of real estate and commercial transactions and general business matters, with emphasis in commercial and real estate finance and finance workouts. Expertise includes real property sale, acquisition and development, construction, and finance; ground leasing, office leasing, commercial and industrial leasing; partnerships, limited liability companies, and partnership and LLC member disputes and assignments; board membership and governance matters; general commercial contracts and license agreements; commercial and asset-based financing, restructures and work-outs; change in ownership and change in control rules relating to reassessment of real property for property tax purposes; property and title disputes.
Bar Admissions 
California, 1985
U.S. District Court, 1985

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1985
Law Journal: Major Tax Planning & Computer Law Journal, Editor in Chief, 1984 - 1985

California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California
B.A. with Honors
Major: Sociology; Minor: Business Administration

Honors and Awards 

Recognized in "Inspirational Women" special issue, L.A. Times B2B Publishing, 2023

Selected to "Commercial Real Estate Trends, Updates & Visionaries," issue, L.A. Times B2B Publishing, 2023

Featured in "500 Leading Lawyers in America" list, Lawdragon, 2023

Selected to "Business of Law: Legal Visionaries," issue, L.A. Times B2B Publishing, 2022-2023

Selected to "Top 100 Lawyers," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022 - 2023

Finalist for "Inspirational Women" awards, L.A. Times B2B Publishing, 2022

Featured in "Women of Influence" special issue, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2018 - 2022

Nominated for "Women's Leadership Award, CEO of the Year," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2021 - 2022

Nominated for "Leaders in Law" list, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2020

Recipient of "Lifetime Achievement Award," Five Acres, 2020

Recipient of "Excellence in Executive Leadership Award," Center for Leadership, California State University Fullerton, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal - Best 100 Lawyers - 2022 Los Angeles Business Journal - Best 100 Lawyers - 2023

Charitable and Community Leadership and Professional Associations 

Five Acres
Board of Directors 2013-Present
Executive Committee 2014-Present
Chairman of the Board 2018-2020

Pepperdine University
Boone Center for the Family
Advisory Board 2017-Present

University of Southern California
Gould School of law Alumni
Town & Gown 2013-Present

Villa Esperanza Services
Board of Directors 2002-2008

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Commissioner, 2001-2005

Bar Association Memberships:
The State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Pasadena Bar Association