About Us

Valence Law Group is a boutique law firm with a focus on meeting the transactional real estate needs of our clients. Our practice focuses on commercial leasing and subleasing, purchase and sale transactions, and commercial real estate secured transactions. We also serve as national real estate counsel to clients with multiple office and retail locations throughout the country.


We represent clients ranging from start-ups, emerging growth and mid-size companies to public companies in a wide range of industries, including software, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, restaurants, and retail.

Our firm combines large law firm expertise and experience with the responsiveness and efficiency of a boutique firm. Most of our attorneys have worked at large law firms or as in-house real estate counsel for large corporations and banks. We provide sophisticated and cost-effective solutions to complex transactional real estate matters.

Practice Areas


We review and negotiate commercial leases and subleases for office, industrial and R&D property

Acquisitions and

We assist with the acquisition and disposition of commercial property on behalf of buyers and sellers


We structure, negotiate and close a variety of loan transactions on behalf of lenders and borrowers


We negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including license, SaaS and vendor agreements


Krista Kim has been instrumental in supporting the rapid growth of General Assembly and expansion of GA’s geographical footprint. Krista has been exceptional in understanding the flexibility required for a fast growing startup while protecting the company’s interests along the way.

Mandy Le
Head of Market Expansion, General Assembly

Linda Shelby and Valence Law are GitHub’s first and last stop on real property, lease agreements and other related issues. The level of responsiveness, attention and cost is everything you would want from your outside legal partners and a smaller outfit and without sacrificing at all on the sophistication and quality of work product.

Julio Avalos
General Counsel, Github

We engaged Krista and her firm when we recently secured our new office space. The speed and quality of her work was impressive and I especially appreciated her cost conscious, straight forward approach which was exceptionally important to us as a startup.

Suresh Pai
CEO, CogENT Therapeutics

Valence was an essential and cost-effective solution for negotiating our new lease. They fully took on the project and their clear expertise and attention to detail left me comfortable knowing we were in good hands.

Michael Martinez
CEO, Juicebox Games, Inc.

Krista can be relied upon to author complex documents, directly interface with customers and their attorneys, and meet extremely tight deadlines with constant attention to details.

Ken Dawson
CFO, Vallejo Marine Terminal, LLC

Krista Kim helped us negotiate an office lease in San Francisco. She was extremely knowledgeable and responsive and helped us negotiate favorable terms. We were pleased with the results and would definitely work with her again.

Chris Erlich
Managing Director, Locust Walk Partners

Great level of efficiency and professionalism! Great response time!

Pierre-Emmanuel Evreux
Founder and President, LEIA Inc.

Valence Law Group was efficient, cost-effective, and extremely attentive to the unique circumstances of our small and growing business. They truly went above and beyond.

Miles Barr
CEO, Ubiquitous Energy

Contact Us

San Francisco

649 Mission Street
Fifth Floor
San Francisco,
CA 94105

Walnut Creek

2855 Mitchell Drive,
Suite 260
Walnut Creek,
CA 94598

Walnut Creek (Mailing)

2872 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek,
CA 94598

Contact Details

Fax: (415) 358-4570
Phone: (415) 735-5930
Mail: krista@valencelaw.com