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Steven J. Cramer

Phone: 510-834-6600
Fax: 510-808-4682
E-mail: SCramer@wendel.com v-card

Practice Areas



Steve Cramer has practiced law for 30  years. He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Transaction Department, which includes the firm’s Business, Real Estate, and Trusts and Estates practice groups. Steve focuses on commercial and real estate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers in public and private merger and acquisitions. He also works with clients, from international corporations to smaller, regional enterprises, in an array of business transactional matters, including entity formation and charter documents.  Steve also provides counsel to clients and other attorneys on business regulatory matters, including applications of corporate, securities, tax and lender laws.

Representative Matters

  • Represented acquiring company in significant merger between engineering firms serving the California energy sector. This business combination involved complex regulatory compliance and logistical issues.
  • Represented purchasers in $100 million retail chain acquisition involving complex regulatory compliance and tax issues.
  • Represented franchisor in petroleum industry acquisition involving in excess of 120 franchised sites.


  • University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., Order of the Coif (1983)
  • University of Santa Clara; B.S. (1980)

Close Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts

Close Publications

Close Affiliations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
    • Member, Real Estate and Corporate Sections
  • East Bay Manufacturing Group
    • Founding Director
    • Board Secretary, 2013 to present

Close Speaking & Teaching

  • "Buying or Selling Your Business," panelist, East Bay Small Business Development Center, June 19, 2008
  • Ongoing speaking engagements for the East Bay Manufacturing Group