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Firm Earns 2013 "Best Law Firms" Rankings in Four Categories


OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP received a first-tier ranking for its Bankruptcy Practice in the third annual “Best Law Firms” list, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Additionally, the firm’s Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law Practices received second-tier rankings. 
Inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” listing is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes data collection, evaluation and feedback from thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives spanning a wide range of practice areas nationwide. The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients.  
Wendel Rosen’s inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” list comes on the heels of five of the firm’s attorneys being named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Michael Cooper was recognized in the categories of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, Patricia Curtin in the category of Land Use & Zoning Law, Michael Dean in Real Estate Law, Charles Hansen in Litigation - Real Estate, and Roger Hughes in the Construction Law category. 
About the U.S. News Media Group 
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About Best Lawyers 
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.