Jean Shrem, the founder of Shrem Law, has been an attorney since 1997 and a real estate broker since 2002.  She earned her J.D. Degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. Degree from UC Berkeley.  

During the dot com era, Jean worked as in-house corporate counsel for software and technology companies. She also spent six years as an active, top-producing realtor in the East Bay area.  Jean started Shrem Law in 2001.  

Jean specializes in, and speaks publicly on current topics in the fields of Real Estate Law, Business Law, Estate Planning and Intellectual Property Law.​ 

She provides private consultation and legal services to individuals, serves as outside general counsel to small and medium sized businesses and provides overflow legal services to large corporations.​  

Jean can be reached at 510.882.9992 or


We are a boutique law firm in Northern California that specializes in Real Estate & Business Law, Estate Planning & Intellectual Property.  

Contact Attorney Jean Shrem at 510-882-9992 /

Shrem Law is a boutique law firm that provides 
real estate, business, estate planning and intellectual property legal services in Northern California including 
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Kensington, Martinez, Oakland, Pinole, Richmond, 
and surrounding Northern California areas.

Shrem law provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) friendly legal services.
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A few examples of what our clients have had to say about us*:

"I work for a publicly traded internet and technology company with offices in San Francisco and the United Kingdom.  We have several subsidiary companies and a broad range of offerings and business dealings.  Jean Shrem of Shrem & Smith, has been our outside General Counsel since early 2009.  She handles our content and technology licensing issues, vendor disputes and whatever other legal business matters arise.  I have found her to be very responsive to our tight time frames and her advice to be an excellent balance of legal risk assessment coupled with practical business savvy.  Hiring Jean is a great solution for a company that is too small to have in-house counsel or a company that is big enough to need overflow legal help."

~ Matt Service, COO, blinkx, Inc.

"I worked with Jean while at E2open, she provided fantastic legal support for all of our inbound and outbound software, technology and service contracts.  I found her to be an extremely talented and skilled attorney and negotiator and she held her own up against attorneys from extremely large companies like IBM and Toshiba."

~ B.D. Goel, VP Development and Operations, e2open

Jean has been my company's counsel since 2001.  She is a top notch attorney and very professional.  Jean has played an integral part in helping me make solid business decisions while minimizing my risk and her legal advice and work have been exemplary.  I would not make a big business decision without consulting with her and I can unequivocally recommend the use of her legal services to anyone."

​~ Sean Fields, President & CEO, Ace Rankings Inc.

I have known Jean since 2002 when she represented me in the purchase of my home.  She is knowledgeable, personable, and full of integrity.  I have also known Jean to be levelheaded in a dispute or negotiation.  Jean performs flat fee real estate transactions for buyers or sellers without real estate agents.  This is significantly cheaper than the usual broker fee and I believe, also fairer.  I recommend her to my clients, because it is very rewarding to match a need to a solution. I think that sums up how I feel about Jean - she's the solution." 

~ KeAloha C.

"I really appreciate your real estate knowledge, straightforward communication style and attention to detail.  For my transaction I liked knowing that I only needed to hire one professional but by hiring you I had both a real estate attorney and a real estate broker representing me.  I would wholeheartedly recommend you to any other busy professional; I know that you will deliver for them."

~ Jarod Buna, Attorney

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* Please note that none of these statements may be construed as a guarantee or claim of similar success in any individual legal case or proceeding.