University of San Diego School of Law
Abbey Gurney Stephenson is an attorney at Blanchard, Krasner & French. She joined the firm after concluding a federal clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Bruce S. Jenkins. She represents businesses in a variety of corporate and transactional matters ranging from entity formations and acquisitions to contract preparation, corporate governance, and lease negotiation and review. She also oversees trademark prosecutions at the firm and advises businesses on employment law issues.
Representative matters in the past 6 months include:
-Acquisition of IP assets and formation of technology company.
-Formation of financial advisory firm.
-Negotiation of leases on behalf of landlord with major international coffee chain.
-Ongoing prosecution of roughly 20 trademark applications.
-Major refinancing transaction involving multiple hotel properties and the creation of several new entities.
Stephenson is admitted to practice law in California and Nevada. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the La Jolla Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego. She serves on the Advisory Board for and as the elected vice-chairwoman of the Business and Corporate Law Section for the SDCBA. She was also elected to and serves on the board of directors for the La Jolla Bar Association as treasurer, and serves on the Professional Advancement Committee of the Lawyers Club. Stephenson will be guest teaching at USD Law this fall as an adjunct faculty member for the Civil Practicum.
Stephenson is also actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Women Give San Diego, and USD School of Law. In 2013, she raised more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 10 weeks through its Man & Woman of the Year competition.
Stephenson enjoys getting outside with her husband and young son. They live an active lifestyle full of hiking, biking, and yoga. She loves to connect with family and friends near and far, and cherishes those quiet moments on the airplane when she can catch up on a good book.
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