Dean, Michael A.

Michael A. Dean
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
mdean@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; J.D.

San Jose State College; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Practice Areas

Real Estate

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Mike has been with the firm since 1967 and served as the firm’s managing partner for most of the 1990s. Highly experienced, Mike has represented clients in thousands of real estate transactions involving shopping centers and retail properties, office buildings, mixed use projects, golf course development, hotel properties and financing. He offers deep insight, is active in the community, and has written and spoken on legal issues extensively.

Real Estate Focus

Widely recognized for his experience and insight in real estate law, Mike’s  practice emphasizes commercial development, leasing and financing matters. Regarded by clients for his prompt, thorough and practical guidance, Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America each year since 1986.

Active Leader

Throughout his career, Mike has been a frequent speaker before numerous organizations, including the CEB, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Retail Tenants Association and the State Bar of California. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (elected in 1988) and has been an active member in many real estate trade and community organizations, including as a board member.

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

  • Member, 1985 – present

International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Member, 1976 – present
  • Northern California Program Committee; member, 1990 – 2002
  • Northern California State Government Relations Committee; member, 1998 –  present; chair, 1998 – 2002

National Retail Tenants Association

  • Member, 1987 – present

California Business Properties Association

  • Board of Directors; member, former member
  • Legal Affairs Subcommittee; former member

State Bar of California

  • Real Property Law Section; member, 1981 – present
  • Real Property Law Section, Executive Committee; vice president 1981 – 1984

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Member, 1967 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 – present
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law, 1986 – present
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.

Mike co-authored the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) “classic” Commercial Real Property Lease Practice in 1976 and had contributed to its continuous updates over the years. He has since written numerous articles on real property issues for CEB, as well as several chapters in CEB’s Office Leasing book, Retail Leasing book, and Ground Lease Practice book.

News

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08/19/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Partner Michael Dean Named “Best Lawyer” for 37th Consecutive Year Wendel Rosen LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green,…

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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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Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to  2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

08/15/2018

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green, Charles…

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Date Category Publication Title
07/10/2018 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
08/15/2017 Press Release   Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
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Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; J.D.

San Jose State College; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Practice Areas

Real Estate