Jo Ann Woodsum
The Law Offices of

Women in Leasing Law

Together We WiLL Succeed!

The purpose of WiLL is to promote the success of women commercial leasing lawyers by creating a supportive, educational environment in which we learn from each other and provide encouragement in growing our leasing practices.



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SAVE THE DATE! California Annual Real Property Law Retreat, April 20 – 23, 2017, Silverado, Napa, CA

  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Latest on High Tech Office Leasing in the Bay Area & Beyond 
  • Panelists:
    Seagrumn L. Gilbert, the Law Offices of Seagrumn L. Gilbert
    Laura Drossman, Drossman Law 
  • Co-Sponsored by Women in Leasing Law.


  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
    • Women’s Networking Breakfast
  • Co-Sponsored by Women in Leasing Law.
  • Co-Sponsored by Real Estate Affinity Group, National Association of Women Lawyers.


  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:45 am – 10:15 am
    • Organizer & Moderator, Women In-House Retail Leasing Lawyers – Hot Topics in Retail Leasing, 
  • Panelists:
    Marilyn Beardsley, Vice President, Real Estate Law, Safeway/Albertsons
    Robin M. Cleary, Senior Counsel, Restoration Hardware, Inc. 
    Liesl Schweizer, Corporate Counsel, Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Wendy Yu, Senior Counsel, The Gap
  • Co-Sponsored by Women in Leasing Law.