Our Team

The attorneys at Sternfield Law are dedicated to providing high-quality
real estate legal representation to individuals and businesses of all sizes.  
We offer practical and accessible guidance to help our clients make deals happen.

Melissa Sternfield

Managing Attorney

Melissa Sternfield has been practicing as a real estate lawyer since 2000, with an emphasis on commercial acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing and development.

Stacey Chapman


Ms. Chapman specializes in commercial leasing, commercial development, acquisition and disposition, and general contract law. 

Latest Insights & Resources

When my family moved to California, I was faced with taking the bar exam again after 24 years of practicing real estate law.  California is one of the few states in the country that does not offer bar license reciprocity to lawyers from other states, no […]
It is amazing what a good lease form can do. It reduces review time and cuts legal fees. It is a pleasure to read (at least when you are a lease geek like me), and ultimately it will make enforcement and interpretation of the lease much […]
I recently spoke with a friend about my family’s plans for taking a vacation. I lamented the difficulty of traveling with small children. It can be so daunting, sometimes we end up not going anywhere. So she suggested I search online for a condo or a […]