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Leonard E. Marquez

Phone: 510.834.6600
Fax: 510.808.4674
E-mail: LMarquez@wendel.com v-card

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Leonard is a partner in the litigation group at Wendel Rosen.  He has represented clients in many areas of civil litigation, including contract and lease disputes, business tort claims and other business-related matters. His practice focuses on real estate litigation, primarily in lease disputes and commercial tenant evictions, as well as general litigation. He assists commercial landlords in evicting tenants and obtaining court judgments for damages such as lost rent. Leonard has also represented and advised tenants, including office, retail and restaurant tenants, regarding breach of lease and other disputes with landlords.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law; J.D. (1999)
  • Princeton University; A.B., Politics, Certificates in Medieval Studies and Political Theory (1996)

Close Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Close Publications

  • "Retail Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease," California Continuing Education of the Bar, contributing author, 2012
  • "Office Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease," California Continuing Education of the Bar, contributing author, 2012
  • Breaking a Lease: The Tenant's Legal Liability,” The Wendel Report: Restaurants and Wineries, Winter 2009
  • "Breaking a Lease – The Tenant's Legal Liability," author, Oakland Business Review, March 2008
  • Chicano-Latino Law Review, coordinating editor, 1998 to 1999

Close Affiliations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County
    • Board of Directors
  • Donald P. McCullum Youth Court
    • President, Board of Directors, 2009
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2007 - present
    • Program Committee Co-Chair, 2007 to present
    • Judge, 2001 to present
  • UCLA School of Law, Moot Court Honors Program
    • Executive Board, 1998 to 1999
    • Author of 1999 Moot Court Competition Case File
  • East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
    • Undergraduate admissions interviewer, 1997 to present

Close Speaking & Teaching

  • “Commercial Evictions,” presenter, JFK University, March 27, 2012
  • “Advanced Issues in Foreclosure,” presenter, National Business Institute, July 14, 2011

Close Awards & Recognition