Steven J. CramerAttorney

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

Steve Cramer has practiced law for 30  years. He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Transaction Department, which includes the firm’s Business, Real Estate, and Trusts and Estates practice groups. Steve focuses on commercial and real estate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers in public and private merger and acquisitions. He also works with clients, from international corporations to smaller, regional enterprises, in an array of business transactional matters, including entity formation and charter documents.  Steve also provides counsel to clients and other attorneys on business regulatory matters, including applications of corporate, securities, tax and lender laws.


  • Represented acquiring company in significant merger between engineering firms serving the California energy sector. This business combination involved complex regulatory compliance and logistical issues.

  • Represented purchasers in $100 million retail chain acquisition involving complex regulatory compliance and tax issues.*

  • Represented franchisor in petroleum industry acquisition involving in excess of 120 franchised sites.


* Work done at prior firm.


  • "Attention Retailers: Requests for Email May Be Illegal," Wendel Rosen Client Update, October 23, 2009


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Alameda County Bar Association

East Bay Manufacturing Group
  • Director
  • Member
  • Board Secretary, 2013

  • "Buying or Selling Your Business," panelist, East Bay Small Business Development Center, June 19, 2008