Karen J. BalderamaAttorney

Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP 1111 Broadway, 24th FloorOakland, CA 94607

Karen represents corporate and individual clients in complex corporate transactions, as well as general business and securities matters. Her practice involves mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers, and venture capital transactions, representing both investors and portfolio companies. Karen’s practice also involves private equity investments, private placements, and corporate restructurings. She regularly advises clients on issues involving entity selection and formation, corporate structuring, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment and non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, intellectual property, and business contracts. She works with clients ranging from family-owned businesses and professional offices to start-up and other small or mid-sized privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including food and beverage, cannabis, manufacturing, technology, real estate, construction, and professional services.


  • Represented an online journal for credit and finance professionals in its merger with a leading provider of credit reporting services to mortgage brokers

  • Represented the manufacturer of natural organic fruit snacks in its acquisition by a leading national natural foods company

  • Represented a research and design company providing consulting services to philanthropic organizations in its acquisition through a sale of all assets to a firm providing philanthropic and investment consulting services

  • Represented an e-commerce and direct marketing company in its acquisition by one of the country's largest retailers of fabrics, crafts and home decorating supplies*

  • Represented a software company providing customer data integration and master data management services in its $48 million acquisition by a public company that compiles, manages and provides business information to investors*

  • Represented a semiconductor company in its $58 million acquisition by a private equity firm*

  • Represented a software services company in the acquisition of one of its European subsidiaries*

  • Represented a large multinational developer of networking equipment in its acquisition of a subsidiary of a large telecommunications company*

  • Represented a provider of rail freight services in the Central Valley in its acquisition by the largest privately held rail services company in North America

* Work performed while at a prior firm.


Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine Rising Stars list, 2013 - 2017


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