Howard W. LindAttorney

Wendel Rosen LLP 1111 Broadway, 24th FloorOakland, CA 94607

Howard maintains a thriving real estate practice representing clients, including retail sales and services, financial institutions, religious entities, restaurants, agriculture and manufacturing, in all aspects of real property transactions. His practice includes a substantial amount of commercial leasing, as well as the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. He currently leads the firm's real estate team that represents a prominent East Bay health club chain in its national expansion.  Howard served as managing partner of Wendel Rosen from 2003 – 2007. He started with the firm in 1978 as an associate and was elevated to partner in 1985.

He also represents clients in connection with secured transactions, financing, commercial real estate brokerage agreements, construction and architectural agreements, and related areas.  In addition, he handles real estate components of an asset or stock acquisition on behalf of clients.  Howard advises property owners, tenants, buyers and sellers on their rights and obligations pertaining to real property and uses his expertise to help clients manage their real estate assets as a strategic part of their overall business plan.


  • "A Real Estate Attorney's Guide to California Usury Laws," Real Property Law Reporter, Vol. 18, No. 7, October 1995
  • "Fire Insurance," California Real Property Law Journal, Vol.6, No. 1, Winter 1988


Available Publications:


State Bar of California
  • Real Property Law Section, Former Co-chair of Commercial and Industrial Subsection

California Business Properties Association

Alameda County Bar Association

East Bay Leadership Foundation
  • Executive Committee, 2005 to present

Howard is a frequent speaker on real estate, leasing, retail and insurance issues before groups including the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the State Bar of California Real Property Section, the National Retail Tenants Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.


Featured Presentations:

  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2013
  • Top Attorney in the East Bay for Real Estate Transactions, East Bay Business Times, June 2007
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law, 2016
  • 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.

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