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Carl D. Ciochon

Carl D. Ciochon
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
cciochon@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law; J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif

UCLA; B.A., History; cum laude

Admissions

State Bar of California

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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.

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 completed seven consecutive Boston Marathons from 2009 – 2015.

  • Obtained dismissal at pleading stage of lawsuit alleging that escrow holder owed duties to purchaser beyond those specified in the escrow instructions.
  • Successfully prosecuted claim that owner of apartment complex breached development agreement by selling the property prior to completion of the development agreement.
  • 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 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.

California Land Title Association

Carma Technologies, Ltd.

  • Board of Directors

Emerge Mobility, Inc.

  • Board of Directors

American Business Trial Lawyers

Alameda County Bar Association, Trial Practice Sectio

  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • “Keta Taylor Colby Award,” San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, 1996
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2015 – 2019

Publications

Commercial Evictions in the Era of COVID-19

Commercial Evictions in the Era of COVID-19

10/15/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Note: This article was originally published on 6/5/2020 and was last updated on 10/15/2020. Ordinarily, when commercial landlords are confronted with a tenant’s nonpayment of rent, the landlord’s recourse is…

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COVID-19: How Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Litigation Group Can Assist

COVID-19: How Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Litigation Group Can Assist

04/01/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Litigation Group knows real estate. Led by Chuck Hansen, who has for decades been recognized as one of California’s foremost real property experts, our team has…

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Events

It’s a Jungle Out There: Minimizing Litigation Risks in Your Commercial Real Estate Deals

It’s a Jungle Out There: Minimizing Litigation Risks in Your Commercial Real Estate Deals

10/11/2017 | Wendel Rosen Client Seminar

Wendel Rosen Real Estate Litigation attorney, Carl Ciochon will present "It's a Jungle Out There: Minimizing Litigation Risks in Your Commercial Real Estate Delas" on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in…

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Neighbor Remedies

Neighbor Remedies

09/04/2015 | Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Wendel Rosen real estate litigation attorney Carl Ciochon will present " Neighbor Remedies," on  Friday, September 4, 2015 from 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm at Continuing Education of the Bar's…

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Sale Remedies

Sale Remedies

09/04/2015 | Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Wendel Rosen real estate litigation attorney Carl Ciochon will present "Sale Remedies," on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at Continuing Education of the Bar's 2015…

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Date Category Host Title
03/10/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Seminar The Guaranty: Recent Legal Developments and Strategic Considerations
01/13/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Seminar Lease Defaults and Remedies: What Can Be Done When the Commercial Tenancy Goes Awry
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06/05/2014 Webinar National Business Institute Guarantor Liability
05/21/2014 Event National Retail Tenants Association Enforcement of Lease Terms: Statutory and Contractual Limitations Periods
04/08/2014 Seminar Disclosure and Brokerage Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

News

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/08/2019

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that 22 attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of Northern California…

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Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/10/2018 | Wendel Rosen LLP

OAKLAND, Calif., July 10, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP announces that 26 attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers, including two…

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Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law; J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif

UCLA; B.A., History; cum laude

Admissions

State Bar of California