Hansen, Charles A.

Charles A. Hansen
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
chansen@wendel.com

Education

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

University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

State Bar of California

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For more than three decades, Chuck’s name has been synonymous with real estate law in California.

He has been involved in a host of high-profile transactions, from the Kaiser Center in Oakland to the Grant Hotel in San Diego. From 1985 to 2016, he taught advanced real estate courses to law and MBA students at the University of California’s Boalt Hall. He has also been a prolific writer and speaker on legal issues. Chuck frequently serves as a mediator, arbitrator and judge pro tem. He was the firm’s managing partner from 2000 to 2002.

Lately, much of his time has been devoted to expert consultant and witness work in complex cases across the country. Chuck has been retained as an expert consultant and witness in a variety of transactional and state and federal court matters throughout the United States. His expert work in these matters has covered such topics as title insurance, escrows, trust deeds and foreclosures, real estate sales transactions, commercial and real estate lending, commercial leasing, guarantees, attorney and broker standards of care and conduct, title searching and chain-of-title issues, priorities, real estate development, personal property secured transactions, and usury in the real estate context.

But Chuck never loses touch with his core practice focus on real estate transactions — lending, mortgages, trust deeds, escrows, title insurance, commercial leasing, real estate developments, guarantees, personal property secured transactions and broker issues.

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

State Bar of California

  • Real Property Law Section

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Litigation, 2007 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in the “Top 100” list in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2008, 2010 – 2015
  • John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer in 2013 for his efforts over three decades of teaching at University of California, Berkeley Law
  • Dean’s recognition and advancement for exemplary standards of academic attainment, experience and performance, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • 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.

Publications

Beware the “Security Side Deal” in Multi-Debtor Real Estate Secured Obligations

Beware the “Security Side Deal” in Multi-Debtor Real Estate Secured Obligations

10/20/2015 | California Real Property Journal

First published in the California Real Property Journal, a quarterly publication of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. The article explores the intricacies of obtaining…

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Uninsured Risk or Conventional Wisdom

Uninsured Risk or Conventional Wisdom

03/13/2014 | Globest.com

[originally published on Globest.com] The strategy of holding title to investment real estate in single purpose entities as a liability shield often passes for conventional wisdom. Yet many savvy real…

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Events

Title Insurance: Developments and Lessons Learned In The Crucible of the Great Recession

Title Insurance: Developments and Lessons Learned In The Crucible of the Great Recession

06/20/2012 | Alameda County Bar Association

The Alameda County Bar Association will be hosting “Title Insurance: Developments and Lessons Learned In The Crucible of the Great Recession.”   When: June 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm Where:…

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Ten Most Important Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case

Ten Most Important Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case

07/24/2012 | Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Northern California Chapter

Wendel Rosen real estate attorney Chuck Hansen will moderate "Ten Most Important Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case," a panel discussion/lunch sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business…

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Important Developments in Real Estate Transactions & Financing

Important Developments in Real Estate Transactions & Financing

06/20/2013 | Fresno County Bar Association

Wendel Rosen attorney Charles Hansen is presenting "Five Current and Important Trends and Developments in Real Estate Transactions and Financing" at a meeting of the Fresno County Real Estate Roundtable,…

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Date Category Host Title
06/19/2014 Seminar Alameda County Bar Association Mediating the Smaller Case
03/10/2015 Seminar Wendel Rosen Seminar The Guaranty: Recent Legal Developments and Strategic Considerations
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08/16/2016 Webinar Continuing Education of the Bar Receivers and Receiverships in California Foreclosures and Real Property Disputes

News

Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08/15/2017

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew Graham, Charles A. Hansen, Les…

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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

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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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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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 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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Date Category Publication Title
07/08/2019 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
08/19/2019 Press Release Wendel Rosen  Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
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Education

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

University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

State Bar of California