Mark D. EpsteinAttorney

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

Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, Mark has more than 24 years of experience in real estate, business, lending and title insurance coverage litigation. He has a solid track record of successful client representations in resolving disputes that entail real property, title insurance, escrow, commercial landlord-tenant, mortgage lending, easement, boundary line, encroachment and lien priority claims. Mark represents property owners, developers, fractional interest investors, title insurers, banks, and other financial institutions, as well as real estate professionals. He also negotiates and drafts loan documents, leases and purchase and sale agreements.

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.  



Available Articles:

  • "Litigating Easements and Boundary Disputes," California Easements and Boundaries: Law and Litigation, update author, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 2016
  • "Escrow 101: Follow the Instructions," California Land Title Association (CLTA) Claims Awareness Hot Sheet, February 2005


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

California Land Title Association

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

Speaking & Teaching

Featured Presentations:

  •  "Law 257 – Real Estate Transactions & Litigation," Co-Lecturer at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Fall Semester 2015
  • "Opportunity Knocks: Investing in Residential Income Property," presenter, April 2011
  • "Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop," panelist, National Business Institute, November 2009
  • "In-Depth Title Insurance Principles," panelist, National Business Institute, December 2007
  • "Meeting the Challenges of California Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance," panelist, National Business Institute, February 2005
  • "California Real Estate Law: Problems and Solutions," panelist, National Business Institute, May 2004


Awards & Recognition

  • 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.