Carl D. CiochonAttorney

Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP 1111 Broadway, 24th FloorOakland, CA 94607
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Carl Ciochon is a partner in Wendel Rosen’s litigation department and co‑chair of the firm’s real estate litigation group.  Carl has a diverse background as a trial lawyer, with a particular focus on real estate matters and representations involving investment funds.  As a real estate litigator, he regularly represents retail tenants, brokerage firms, developers, homebuilders, property managers, and purchasers and sellers of real property.  Carl also has substantial experience in matters involving investment funds. He previously served as General Counsel to a $5 billion SEC Registered Investment Adviser and has represented fund managers and investors in all manner of proceedings, including litigation relating to fund investments, management, and performance. Carl speaks frequently on subjects relating to his practice.

Carl serves on the Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association’s Trial Practice Section. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Richard M. Bilby, United States District Judge, District of Arizona. Carl is a competitive distance runner and has completed six consecutive Boston Marathons.

Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of federal RICO class action alleging that residential property manager improperly withheld tenant security deposits.  Subsequently settled related state court class action entirely through insurer contributions.

  • Tried to successful conclusion homebuilder’s claims against neighboring gun club for trespass and nuisance, obtaining $2.3 million judgment and permanent injunctive relief.  Successfully defended judgment on appeal.

  • Obtained dismissal of federal RICO class action alleging that residential property manager improperly withheld tenant security deposits.  Subsequently settled related state court class action entirely through insurer contributions.

  • Obtained dismissal of extended family members’ claim to $60 million plus share of proceeds from sale of family business.

  • Won summary adjudication that hard-money lender’s loan to elderly widow violated California’s Anti-Predatory Lending Law.

  • Obtained dismissal of suit against national fitness center alleging breach of purported contract to operate spa on fitness center premises.

  • Procured emergency injunctive relief preventing state agency from improperly revoking client’s approval to operate EMT training programs.

Publications

  • “Presuming Reliance in a Fraud Case,” Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Winter 2011/2012

 

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Affiliations


American Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member

Alameda County Bar Association, Trial Practice Section
  • Member, Executive Committee

City Car Share
  • Member, Board of Directors, 2014 - present
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Recognitions

"Keta Taylor Colby Award," San Francisco Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, 1996