Heather E. Stern

WLALA Foundation Ex-Officio Officer/Career Development & Life Balance

Heather E. Stern is Partner with Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLP, where she practices commercial litigation focused on real estate related litigation and lender liability defense. She has substantial experience litigating matters pertaining to construction loans, letters of credit, guaranties, reverse mortgages, and the underwriting, origination, servicing and sale of residential mortgages.  Heather also assists real property owners and others in the real estate industry with their real property disputes.  Her practice includes handling purchase and sale contract and disclosure related litigation; adjoining property owner litigation such as boundary and easement disputes; commercial landlord-tenant matters; partition actions; eminent domain; and partnership/joint venture disputes among real estate investors.  Heather has also served as an expert witness on the standard of care in handling a real estate litigation matter and had authored numerous articles in her field. She has served on the Board of Governors for WLALA since 2009, served on the Executive Committee for WLALA from 2013-2019, and was President of WLALA for 2018-2019. Heather grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan and received her B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University in New York City.  She earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif, and was an Editor on the UCLA Law Review. She is married to her college sweetheart, Gabriel, a philosophy professor and is also the proud mother of three daughters.