OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 20, 2017 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the region, congratulates Construction Partner Garret Murai on his recognition as a JD Supra Top Author for the second consecutive year. Murai was selected from the thousands of authors the website published during 2016 for the level of visibility and engagement he attained with readers in the construction industry.

JD Supra delivers legal and business content to professionals in all industries via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, in daily email digests and as news across the web. For its 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, JD Supra closely reviewed its 2016 reader data, identifying 25 industries and topics and recognizing the nine authors within each category who had the highest consistent readership and engagement. 224 JD Supra authors were chosen as Top Authors among the more than 40,000 who currently publish on the platform.

“It’s an honor to be selected as a JD Supra Top Author for a second time, and I’m humbled that we’ve garnered a readership that has resulted in this honor,” said Murai. “JD Supra offers a great platform for the distribution of timely and important information to decision makers in the industries we serve.”

Murai represents parties involved in nearly every aspect of construction, from project formation through post-project close-out. His clients include owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties. Murai’s experience encompasses licensing; contract drafting and negotiations; bid protests and subcontractor substitutions; mechanics liens, stop payment notice and other payment remedies; and defect, delay and acceleration claims.

Murai serves as the editor of the firm’s California Construction Law Blog and often contributes to various industry trade publications. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, American Institute of Architects, California Council, American Subcontractors Association of California, Alameda County Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. Murai also serves on the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of California. He earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (2001) and his B.A. from the University of California, Davis (1993).

About Wendel Rosen

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP serves a diverse clientele of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 108-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; food and beverage; green business; insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights; insurance; intellectual property; land use; real estate; taxation; and technology. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy. The firm was recognized by The National Law Journal on its “Midsize Hot List” in 2009 and 2014. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.wendel.com.

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