Steven M. MorgerAttorney

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

Steve, an experienced business litigator, represents clients involved in real estate and complex business disputes.  He has particular expertise in the areas of mortgages, deeds of trust, foreclosure and antideficiency issues, as well as guarantees and U.C.C. personal property-secured transactions.  He also teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and has provided expert testimony involving real estate secured transactions and guarantees as well as title insurance, escrow and related disputes. He works with all aspects of civil litigation and discovery through trial and appeal.

Mr. Morger has counseled cannabis industry clients on lease and financing transactions and defended property owners in claims brought by federally-chartered banks based on medical dispensary uses.

Available Articles:

  • “California Foreclosure Law:  Mechanics and Issues,” author, Andrews Publications, 2009
  • Co-author of casebook for two separate courses


Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
  • Board of Directors, 1996 – 2001
  • Volunteer legal advisor, 2001 – present

Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, San Jose
  • Legal Advisor, 2008 – present

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Lecturer, 1996 – present


Featured Presentations:

  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Lecturer on real estate transactions, secured land transactions, 1996 to present
  • “Homeowners’ Bill of Rights,” presenter, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California Retreat, November, 2012
  • “In Depth Title Insurance Principles,” presenter, National Business Institute, October 9, 2012
  • Old Republic Title Company, various broker presentations, 2008 to 2011
  • "Enforcement of Guaranties: Has the Last Resort Become the First Option?" presenter, Central California Bankruptcy Association Institute, September 24, 2010
  • "Fool's Gold: Real Worth Versus Perceived Worth in Today's Economy," panelist, Wendel Rosen/Collier's Real Estate Lender Series, March 11, 2010
  • “Real Property Foreclosures in California,” panelist, Lorman Educational Services, Oakland, October 7, 2008/January 28, 2010


  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 and 2007-2019