We help clients successfully navigate
commercial real estate transactions

About Us

We are a boutique law firm focused exclusively on commercial real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, subleasing, and purchase and sale transactions. We also review and negotiate construction contracts and other commercial agreements in connection with commercial real estate transactions.

We represent clients ranging from start-ups and emerging growth companies to mid-size companies and public companies in a wide range of industries.

Our firm combines large law firm expertise and experience with the responsiveness, attention, and efficiency of a boutique firm.

Our Team

Krista Kim

Managing Partner

Sam Beatty


Shelly Miller

Firm Administrator

Michelle Carlston

Sr. Paralegal

Erin James

Project Manager

Stephanie Miller

Technical Operations Manager

Eunice Hong McLaughlin

Real Estate Transactions Manager

Heidi Hall

Project Assistant

Our Mission

Valence was founded in 2012 with a mission to provide high-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients and the community.

In doing this, we enjoy and strive for a collegial group practice while recognizing that our principal goal is to serve our clients effectively. In pursuit of this mission, for our clients, we work hard and provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis for a fair and reasonable cost. For our firm, we foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty. For our community, we strive to continue a tradition of service and leadership.

Practice Areas

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

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 design and construction contracts

Contact US

Walnut Creek

2855 Mitchell Drive
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


2872 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Details

Phone: (415) 690-2400
Fax: (415) 358-4570
E-Mail: krista@valencelaw.com