Rapaport, Daniel

Daniel Rapaport
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
drapaport@wendel.com

Education

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

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Political Science

Admissions

State Bar of California

  • Profile
  • PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • Recognition
  • INSIGHTS

Dan is the firm’s managing partner. As one of Wendel Rosen’s senior litigators, he handles a wide array of complex business litigation, including unfair competition, trust and estate disputes, director and officer liability, and real estate disputes. He represents small and large companies, high net worth individuals, manufacturing concerns, distributors, real estate companies and public entities.

He is equally comfortable in the courtroom representing his clients’ interests or in the boardroom providing advice designed to avoid litigation. His ability to find creative resolutions of complex disputes often presents the best solution for clients.

Litigation

Dan litigates in varied substantive areas. In the last ten years he has successfully represented bankruptcy trustees in actions against debtors, officers, directors and other professionals for misconduct. He has also represented manufacturing companies against entities who have damaged them through unfair competition, contract disputes, and trade secret theft. He is often called upon to represent shareholders, officers and directors of closely held agricultural, real estate, manufacturing and technology companies that have internal conflicts.

Conflict Resolution

A stalwart problem solver, Dan focuses on efficient solutions and delivering results that impress his clients. He represents trustees, fiduciaries and beneficiaries of substantial estates and trusts in all types of fiduciary disputes. He represents public and private entities in contract disputes over real estate, land use, construction, and general commercial operations. He is frequently called upon to represent companies that manufacture regulated products for sale to consumers, regarding advertising and regulatory compliance with California and federal law. He also represents companies that sell products to consumers, regarding Proposition 65 compliance matters.

  • Represent numerous companies that sell products to consumers regarding Proposition 65 compliance and defense of claims.
  • Represent numerous companies that manufacture regulated products for sale to consumers regarding advertising and regulatory compliance with California and federal law.
  • Represent public entities and private entities in contract disputes over real estate, land use, construction, general commercial operations and contracts of insurance.
  • Represent Trustees and personal representatives of beneficiaries of substantial estates in all types of fiduciary issue disputes.
  • Focus on problem solving rather than problem creation.
  • Often called upon to represent shareholders, officers and directors of closely held agricultural, real estate, manufacturing and technology companies that have internal conflicts.
  • Bankruptcy Trustees in actions against debtors, officers, directors and other professionals for misconduct.
  • Manufacturing Companies against entities who have damaged them through unfair competition, patent infringement, and trade secret theft.

San Francisco Superior Court

  • Settlement Conference Commissioner, Volunteer Settlement Project, 1985 – present
  • Judge Pro Tempore, 1988 – present

Marin County Superior Court

  • Arbitrator, 1980 – 1999

State Bar of California

  • Committee on Administration of Justice; member, 1993 – 1997
  • Delegate, 1999

Bar Association of San Francisco

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2016 – 2018
  • 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.

News

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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Daniel Rapaport Named Managing Partner of Wendel Rosen

Daniel Rapaport Named Managing Partner of Wendel Rosen

05/04/2018

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and the state, has…

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Education

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

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Political Science

Admissions

State Bar of California