Law firm associate seals the deal on Studio City 4BD

Medium c39334411c6fc852683c835920f9582a Dana Barbeau and her husband, Michael, bought a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 4126 Bellingham Ave. in Studio City from Barbara and Sheldon Helfing for $745,000 on Dec. 2.

The 1,580-square-foot house was built in 1925 in the Footbridge Square subdivision.

Ms. Barbeau is an associate in the law office of Sidley Austin, LLP. She previously held the same position at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP. Prior to that, she was a law clerk at Rosenberg, Mendlin & Rosen, LLP.

She holds a B.A. in communications from the University of California-Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Mr. Helfing is a professor in the sociology department of College of Canyons. His professional interests include marriage and the family, criminology, culture and socialization and social psychology.

He earned both his B.A. in psychology and his M.A. in education, educational psychology, counseling and guidance from California State University in Northridge. His M.S.W. is from the University of Washington.

According to, there have been 393 home sales in Studio City during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $663,500.

Address: 4126 Bellingham Avenue
Buyer(s): Dana Barbeau and Michael Barbeau
Seller(s): Barbara Helfing and Helfing Sheldon
Sale date: Dec. 2, 2010