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The Wendel Rosen real estate practice covers real estate matters from every angle, for corporate, public entity, business and individual clients. Our comprehensive view of the industry provides unique insight for landlords and tenants, retailers, developers and lenders, contractors and architects, brokers and owners.
We have significant experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and litigation, and frequently speak, write and teach on the latest developments. Our cross-disciplinary practice provides a wealth of legal acumen for a broad range of property types and issues. Wendel clients benefit from our network of contacts throughout the industry.
With Wendel Rosen, you get a custom-fit combination of attorneys, experience and resources to meet your needs. Working with our other practices, such as business, land use, construction, bankruptcy, trusts and estates and environmental groups, we design tailored responses to the most complex real estate matters.
Assist retailers in acquisitions of stores and chains from other retailers.
Developed and directed implementation of systems for efficiently handling a large portfolio of lease transactions for fast-growth retailers
Negotiate leases for high-end U.S. retail mail and street front locations for a large London, England-based apparel retailer.
Handle complex real estate acquisitions and lease transactions for regional industrial/office developer.
Represent regional banks in loan enforcement, foreclosures, workouts and disposition of REO
Engaged as an expert consultant and witness in a case involving a multi-million dollar transaction challenged by the IRS as a “bogus optional basis tax shelter in which the partnership had allegedly used an Internal Revenue Code Section 754 election to inappropriately increase the basis of its property”. The case was resolved in the client’s favor.
Represented developer in negotiating complex construction, loan, intercreditor and lease agreements for acquisition, financing, construction and leasing of the $72 million mixed-use center, which included a jazz museum, condominiums, restaurants and parking.
Negotiated acquisition of adjacent surplus land from neighboring public entity to allow clients to maintain and expand their yard and create buffer from incompatible uses.
For national home improvement chain, represented client on leases for new locations and assisted the company in renegotiating leases during bankruptcy proceedings.
Represented national food manufacturing company in office and industrial lease transactions across the country, as well as in the sale of industrial, warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Some purchasers continue to use facilities for existing uses while others redeveloped the properties for residential, commercial/retail and industrial projects.
Represented a wide spectrum of retailers in leasing transactions in shopping centers, power centers, strip malls and stand-alone locations in California.
Represented world’s largest privately owned health and fitness center chain in lease transactions throughout California.
Represented regional hardware and garden company in leases for new locations and assisted the company in renegotiating leases during bankruptcy proceedings.
Represented national pet food and food manufacturing company in office and industrial lease transactions across the country. Also represented company in the sale of industrial, warehouse and manufacturing facilities – some purchasers continued to use facilities for existing uses while others redeveloped the properties for residential, commercial/retail and industrial projects.
Represented regional water company in evaluation, entitlement/disposition strategy and negotiation for sale of surplus properties throughout the Bay Area, including the sale of surplus properties in Pleasanton for over $100 million and surplus properties in South San Francisco for over $21 million.
Represented a Northern California county in numerous transactions disposing of surplus properties, including the sale of a 30-acre parcel to private developers for an auto mall, which included access easements and other documentation related to the sale.
Represented a California city in the subdivision of a city-owned garage and retail development in downtown. Following the subdivision, the city sold the retail portion of the development to a private party, while retaining the parking garage. Representation included advising the city of the subdivision process, overseeing the subdivision of the property and preparing covenants, conditions and restrictions for the property.
Represented craft brewer in negotiating lease for 90,000 square foot building containing a brewery, restaurant and offices.
07/23/2021 | Wendel Rosen LLP
On June 2, 2021, partners Amara Morrison and Todd Williams of the Wendel Rosen Land Use Practice Group went live to discuss legislative changes to the California Density Bonus Law…Full Article
06/08/2021 | Wendel Rosen LLP
Amara Morrison and Todd Williams partners in Wendel Rosen’s Land Use Practice Group, discussed the recent legislative changes to the Density Bonus Law, and how the law works to benefit…Full Article
10/29/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP
Todd Williams and Patrick Tuck – experienced attorneys at Wendel Rosen in land use and real estate matters – shared their knowledge on how to use SB 330 to get…Full Article
|04/01/2020||Publication||Wendel Rosen LLP||COVID-19: How Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Litigation Group Can Assist|
|07/18/2019||Publication||National Retail Tenants Association||What Are Landlords Thinking?|
|04/17/2018||Publication||Client Update||The New California Department of Insurance Expedited Title Company Application Process: Fact or Fiction?|
|03/07/2018||Publication||California Land Title Association Claims Awareness Committee||Filling the Holes in a “Swiss Cheese Parcel” Correcting Flawed Metes & Bounds Descriptions|
|10/02/2017||Publication||Western Real Estate Business||The Swiss Cheese Property Conundrum: Correcting CA’s Flawed Metes and Bounds Description|
|07/29/2017||Publication||Real Estate Litigation Practice||When the Same Lender Has Both a Senior and Junior Deed of Trust_.|
|01/02/2017||Publication||The Registry||The Industry Speaks|
|12/22/2016||Publication||Wendel Rosen||Oakland Structures 2016 Survey Results|
|09/30/2016||Publication||David Goldman||California Imposes New Disabled Access Obligations on Commercial Property Owners|
|10/30/2015||Publication||Mark S. Bostick||How to Avoid Needlessly Exposing a Client’s Assets to Creditors in an Estate Plan or Trust|
|10/15/2015||Publication||Oakland Business Review||Hot Tips for a Tenant to Green its Space|
|06/29/2015||Publication||Neal Parish and Todd Williams||Inclusionary Housing Stays|
|08/13/2014||Publication||San Francisco Daily Journal||The Changes Ahead for Commercial Real Estate|
|04/01/2014||Publication||Western Real Estate Business||The Changing Face of Real Estate Law in the 21st Century|
|03/13/2014||Publication||Globest.com||Uninsured Risk or Conventional Wisdom|
09/28/2021 | Wendel Rosen
Wendel Rosen Partners Dan Myers, Gregg Ankenman and Al Flor, Jr. will discuss lessons learned to date from the COVID-19 pandemic and provide predictions for the future. The panelists, consisting…Full Article
02/24/2021 | National Retail Tenants Association
Wendel Rosen Partner Daniel B. Myers, Esq. will present “Estoppels & SNDAs: Just Got One, What Do I Do Now?” on February 24, 2021 hosted by the National Retail Tenants…Full Article
|12/11/2019||Event, Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar||Sale Remedies|
|12/09/2019||Event||Oakland / Berkeley Association of Realtors||Recovering Possession of Abandoned Leased Premises|
|12/05/2019||Sponsorship||San Francisco Business Times||Oakland Structures|
|11/25/2019||Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar||Financing Remedies|
|11/15/2019||Event||Alameda County Bar Association||ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium|
|11/07/2019||Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar||Title Insurance|
|10/10/2019||Seminar||CCIM Institute - Northern California||CRE Legal Update|
|06/27/2019||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||The Black Sky Fallout: Recent Decision Upends Decades of Commercial Real Estate Lending|
|04/07/2019||Sponsorship||California Land Title Association||CLTAs 112th Annual Convention|
|03/29/2019||Sponsorship||HomeAid Northern California||HomeAid|
|01/15/2019||Seminar||National Business Institute||Marijuana Business Law in California|
|12/20/2018||Seminar||Wendel Rosen LLP||Landlords & Cannabis Workshop – Leasing to a Cannabis Tenant|
|06/21/2018||Sponsorship||Institute of Real Estate ManagementSan Francisco Bay Area Chapter||Property Management Trade Show|
|05/17/2018||Seminar||Appraisal Institute _ Northern California Chapter||The Top Ten Things I Wish My Client’s Attorney Told Me Before Testifying|
|04/22/2018||Sponsorship||California Land Title Association||CLTA’s 111th Annual Convention|
|04/20/2018||Seminar||PGIM Real Estate||California Cannabis and Real Estate Investments|
|04/19/2018||Sponsorship||Bisnow||Alameda County Multifamily & Mixed-Use Expansion|
|02/13/2018||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||The Devilish Details: How to Avoid Five Hidden Mortgage Pitfalls|
|12/12/2017||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Title to Real Property – Strange But True Examples of What Can Go Wrong With Title, and How To Fix Them|
|12/06/2017||Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Transferring Real Property|
|12/05/2017||Webinar||American Bar Association||Green Lease Leaders|
|10/11/2017||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||It’s a Jungle Out There: Minimizing Litigation Risks in Your Commercial Real Estate Deals|
|10/09/2017||Webinar||myLawCLE Webinar||Guarantor Liability 2017|
|10/05/2017||Sponsorship||Bisnow||The Future of Oakland|
|09/29/2017||Sponsorship||Building Industry Association||Women’s Leadership Conference|
|09/21/2017||Sponsorship||The Registry||Oakland Development Forum|
|09/12/2017||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||To Sublease or Assign? That is the Question|
|05/21/2017||Sponsorship||California Land Title Association||CLTA’s 110th Annual Convention|
|05/09/2017||Sponsorship||Bisnow||Bisnow – Oakland Multifamily & Mixed-Use Rise and Expansion 2017|
|05/09/2017||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Will History Repeat? Comparing and Contrasting Cyclical Real Estate Lending Environments|
|05/04/2017||Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar||Real Property Essentials for Estate Planners|
|04/11/2017||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Exploring Cannabis Industry Real Estate Impacts & Issues|
|12/01/2016||Sponsorship||San Francisco Business Times||Oakland Structures|
|11/10/2016||Sponsorship||Bisnow||Oakland Construction & Development: The Boom Continues!|
|10/21/2016||Seminar||Contra Costa County Bar Association||What Every Real Estate Attorney Should Know About CEQA|
|10/20/2016||Sponsorship||The Registry||East Bay Fast Forward|
|10/18/2016||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||War Stories: Current Lease Trends and Strategies from the Front Lines|
|09/13/2016||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Commercial Lease Modification & Expiration: Avoidable Common Pitfalls|
|08/16/2016||Webinar||Continuing Education of the Bar||Receivers and Receiverships in California Foreclosures and Real Property Disputes|
|07/28/2016||Webinar||State Bar of California||Smooth Sailing for Public Acquisitions in California: Navigating the Legal Process from Pre-Acquisition to Order for Possession|
|04/12/2016||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||The Latest on Oakland’s Development Impact Fees and the California Supreme Court’s Steps to Rein in CEQA|
|02/23/2016||Sponsorship||Bisnow||Bisnow – Oakland State of the Market|
|02/09/2016||Seminar||Commercial Real Estate Women||Land Entitlements|
|12/15/2015||Sponsorship||San Francisco Business Times||Oakland Structures|
|12/14/2015||Seminar||Oakland Association of Realtors (OAR)||Unraveling Real Estate Co-Owner Disputes|
|11/10/2015||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Easy In, Not Always So Easy Out|
|10/13/2015||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Client Seminar||Purchase & Sale Clauses That Can Bite You in the Wallet|
|09/30/2015||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||Sustainability and Accessibility Issues in Shopping Centers|
|09/29/2015||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||Negotiating Key Issues in Office Leases|
|09/28/2015||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||CAM Wars – 2015 NRTA Conference|
|09/28/2015||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||Casualty and Condemnation: Rights, Remedies and War Stories|
|09/28/2015||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||Due Diligence Boot Camp: Title Survey and Environmental Issues|
|09/04/2015||Seminar||Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Neighbor Remedies|
|09/04/2015||Seminar||Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Sale Remedies|
|09/03/2015||Seminar||Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Commercial Leasing Transactions|
|09/03/2015||Seminar||Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Commercial Sale Transactions|
|03/10/2015||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||The Guaranty: Recent Legal Developments and Strategic Considerations|
|02/10/2015||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||Recent Developments in Secured Lending & Foreclosure Law|
|01/13/2015||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||Lease Defaults and Remedies: What Can Be Done When the Commercial Tenancy Goes Awry|
|12/05/2014||Sponsorship||San Francisco Business Times||San Francisco Business Times Oakland Structures|
|11/20/2014||Sponsorship||International Council of Shopping Centers||ICSC Northern California Idea Exchange 2014|
|11/12/2014||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||Lease Clauses That Can Bite You in the Wallet|
|10/22/2014||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||Evolving Approaches to Commercial Real Estate|
|10/14/2014||Seminar||Wendel Rosen Seminar||Real Estate LLC Essentials: Seven Critical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them|
|10/02/2014||Webinar||myLawCLE Webinar||Guarantor Liability 101|
|09/09/2014||Seminar||Mark Epstein||Navigating the Peculiarities of California’s Real Property Lien Priority Law|
|07/21/2014||Event||What Title Insurance Typically Covers and Excludes|
|06/10/2014||Seminar||Client Seminar||Default Remedies: Traps for the Unwary, Weapons for the Wise|
|06/05/2014||Webinar||National Business Institute||Guarantor Liability|
|05/21/2014||Event||National Retail Tenants Association||Enforcement of Lease Terms: Statutory and Contractual Limitations Periods|
|04/17/2014||Event||The Changing Landscape of Environmental Due Diligence|
|04/08/2014||Seminar||Disclosure and Brokerage Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions|
|03/11/2014||Seminar||ñUnderstanding Title Insurance: What it Typically Covers and Excludes, and What Additional Coverage May Be Available|
|02/11/2014||Seminar||Financing Issues for Acquisition and Development of Real Estate Projects|
|01/14/2014||Seminar||Strategic Considerations in Purchase and Sale Agreements|
|12/06/2013||Seminar||San Francisco Business Times||Oakland Structures|
|11/14/2013||Seminar||The Registry||East Bay: Making the Connection|
|10/28/2013||Sponsorship||International Council of Shopping Centers||ICSC’s 2013 Northern California Idea Exchange Conference|
|06/20/2013||Seminar||Fresno County Bar Association||Important Developments in Real Estate Transactions & Financing|
|05/01/2013||Seminar||A New Look at the New Oakland Coliseum District|
|11/30/2012||Seminar||San Francisco Business Times||Oakland Structures with the San Francisco Business Times|
|09/25/2012||Seminar||East Bay Rising with The Registry|
|06/20/2012||Seminar||Alameda County Bar Association||Title Insurance: Developments and Lessons Learned In The Crucible of the Great Recession|
|04/19/2012||Seminar||Chinese-American Real Estate Association||Asset Protection & Wealth Transfer|
|11/07/2011||Seminar||Private Event||Estate Planning for Owners of Real Estate|
|09/22/2011||Seminar||Estate Planning Strategies for Passing on Real Estate|
|09/08/2011||Seminar||National Retail Tenants Association||The Greening of Retail: Green Leasing, Building & Operating Practices and Issues|
|07/14/2011||Seminar||National Business Institute||Advanced Issues in Foreclosure|
|07/13/2011||Webinar||International Council of Shopping Centers||The American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Your Shopping Center|
|05/18/2011||Seminar||National Business Institute||Insured Closing Letters: What Attorneys Need to Know|
|05/11/2011||Seminar||Green Lease Revolution|
|04/20/2011||Seminar||Client Seminar||Investing in Residential Income Property|
09/23/2021 | The Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2021 – Wendel Rosen Partner, Robin Thornton, has been recognized as a Legal Visionary in the Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries & In-House Counsel Leadership Awards Magazine…Full Article
08/20/2021 | Wendel Rosen LLP
Ten attorneys from the Wendel Rosen law firm have been selected for inclusion in the print edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2022. The prestigious award recognizes top legal talent nationwide across…Full Article
08/03/2021 | Wendel Rosen LLP
OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2021 – Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the country, announced that 17 attorneys have been named to…Full Article
|04/30/2021||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Wendel Rosen Welcomes Attorney Michele C. Kirrane|
|11/05/2020||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Wendel Rosen Scores Six “Tier 1” Rankings on Best Law Firms List|
|10/01/2020||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Seasoned Trial Attorney Richard Sipos Joins Wendel Rosen LLP|
|07/13/2020||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Wendel Rosen Attorneys Selected to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List|
|06/12/2020||In the News||Retail IT Insights||Wendel Rosen Attorneys on Retail Leasing in the COVID-19 Era|
|05/14/2020||Firm News||Wendel Rosen LLP||Les Hausrath Appointed to Land Trust of Napa County Board of Trustees|
|04/03/2020||In the News||San Francisco Chronicle||Zack Wasserman Discusses the New Study Released on Sea-Level Rise in the Bay Area|
|04/01/2020||COVID-19 Articles||Wendel Rosen LLP||COVID-19: How Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Litigation Group Can Assist|
|04/01/2020||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Zack Wasserman Named “Real Estate Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal|
|02/20/2020||In the News||NBC Bay Area||Zack Wasserman Discusses Impacts of Sea Level Rise|
|01/03/2020||In the News||The Registry||Partner Steve Morger Reviews Impact of Black Sky Decision on Commercial Lending|
|12/09/2019||In the News||California Centers||Gregg Ankenman Offers Glimpse into the Mind of a Landlord|
|11/01/2019||Press Release||Wendel Rosen LLP||Wendel Rosen Scores Seven “Tier 1” Rankings on Best Lawyers 2020 Best Law Firms List|
|08/19/2019||Press Release||Wendel Rosen||Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America|
|07/09/2019||Press Release||Wendel Rosen’s Patricia Curtin and Amara Morrison Named Real Estate Forum “Women of Influence”|
|12/06/2017||News||Marijuana Venture||Building a Retail Store, Part Two|
|11/20/2017||Press Release||Wendel Rosen Receives Five “Tier 1” on Best Lawyers 2018 Best Law Firms List|
|08/28/2017||News||San Francisco Business Times||Bay Area Cannabis Businesses, Expecting a Boom, Struggle to Lease Retail Space|
|08/15/2017||Press Release||Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America|
|11/02/2016||Press Release||Wendel Rosen Scores Top Tier “Best Law Firms” Rankings Once Again|
|05/04/2016||Press Release||Firm Adds Three Attorneys and Broadens East Bay Land Use and Real Estate Footprint|
|11/11/2015||Press Release||Firm Named to Sixth Annual “Best Law Firms” List|
|10/29/2015||Press Release||San Francisco Business Times||Patricia Curtin Honored as a Northern California Real Estate Woman of Influence|
|07/01/2015||News||Gregg Ankenman in WREB and Shopping Center Business|