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Mark D. Epstein

Mark D. Epstein
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
mepstein@wendel.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Davis, B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

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Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, Mark has more than 25 years of experience in real estate, business, lending and title insurance litigation. He has a solid track record of successful client representations in resolving disputes that entail real property, title insurance coverage, escrow liability, commercial landlord-tenant, easement, boundary line, encroachment and lien priority claims. Mark represents property owners, developers, fractional interest investors, title insurers, underwritten title companies, financial institutions, wireless communications and broadcast tower owners, as well as real estate brokers and salespersons.

Mark has been an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he co-taught a course on real estate transactions and litigation during the fall 2015 and 2016 semesters.

California Land Title Association

NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association, S.F. Bay Area Chapter

Bench Bar Liaison Committee

California Association of REALTORS® Legal Affairs Forum

American Bar Association
  • Tort and Insurance Claim Sections

Alameda County Bar Association

Oakland Rotary, No. 3

  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell* since 2003. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.

Publications

How to Promptly Reclaim Abandoned Leased Premises

How to Promptly Reclaim Abandoned Leased Premises

06/11/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Generally, when a property owner in California wishes to terminate a commercial tenancy and reclaim the leased premises due to a tenant’s failure to pay rent, the owner must initiate…

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Filling the Holes in a “Swiss Cheese Parcel” Correcting Flawed Metes & Bounds Descriptions

Filling the Holes in a “Swiss Cheese Parcel” Correcting Flawed Metes & Bounds Descriptions

03/07/2018 | California Land Title Association Claims Awareness Committee

[Originally published in the March, 2018 issue of California Land Title Association’s Claims Awareness Committee.] Most real estate parcels in California’s urban areas were carved out of large tracts of what…

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The Swiss Cheese Property Conundrum: Correcting CA’s Flawed Metes and Bounds Description

The Swiss Cheese Property Conundrum: Correcting CA’s Flawed Metes and Bounds Description

10/02/2017 | Western Real Estate Business

Click here to read article “The Swiss Cheese Property Conundrum: Correcting CA’s Flawed Metes and Bounds Description” originally published in Western Real Estate Business in October 2017.

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Events

Navigating Real Estate Purchase & Sales Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies, Hurdles, and Legal Implications

Navigating Real Estate Purchase & Sales Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies, Hurdles, and Legal Implications

05/06/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Mark Epstein and Al Flor, Jr. are seasoned real estate litigators who will share their knowledge on issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic that could adversely impact real estate sale…

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The Devilish Details: How to Avoid Five Hidden Mortgage Pitfalls

The Devilish Details: How to Avoid Five Hidden Mortgage Pitfalls

02/13/2018 | Wendel Rosen Client Seminar

Join Wendel Rosen’s attorneys Katherine Kao and Mark Epstein who will present, “The Devilish Details: How to Avoid Five Hidden Mortgage Ptifalls” on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the David…

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Title to Real Property – Strange But True Examples of What Can Go Wrong With Title, and How To Fix Them

Title to Real Property – Strange But True Examples of What Can Go Wrong With Title, and How To Fix Them

12/12/2017 | Wendel Rosen Client Seminar

Wendel Rosen’s real estate litigation partner Mark Epstein, will co=present “Title to Real Property- Strange But True Examples of What Can Go Wrong With Title, and How To Fix Them,”…

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Date Category Host Title
09/13/2016 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Commercial Lease Modification & Expiration: Avoidable Common Pitfalls
12/14/2015 Seminar Oakland Association of Realtors (OAR) Unraveling Real Estate Co-Owner Disputes
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11/10/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Easy In, Not Always So Easy Out
04/14/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar This Land is … Whose Land?
07/21/2014 Event What Title Insurance Typically Covers and Excludes
06/10/2014 Seminar Client Seminar Default Remedies: Traps for the Unwary, Weapons for the Wise
03/11/2014 Seminar ñUnderstanding Title Insurance: What it Typically Covers and Excludes, and What Additional Coverage May Be Available
05/18/2011 Seminar National Business Institute Insured Closing Letters: What Attorneys Need to Know
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04/20/2011 Seminar Client Seminar Investing in Residential Income Property

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Davis, B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California