Patricia Curtin Named Among 2020 Top Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal

Nov 04, 2020

Patricia Curtin, Wendel Rosen Land Use Partner, has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of 2020 Top Women Lawyers in California. The distinction recognizes women at the top of their legal practice.

With a career that spans over three decades, Patricia is a distinguishable Land Use attorney in the Bay Area. She is recognized for projects that include the development of corporate warehouses in the East Bay, the Vallco Town Center project in the City of Cupertino, and her private and pro bono work with mental health facilities in Northern California.

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SF Business Times Recognizes Firm for Corporate Philanthropy

Jul 17, 2019

As a leading law firm in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, Wendel Rosen LLP has been long committed to corporate philanthropy. We are beyond honored to be recognized as the San Francisco Business Times 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Beyond the Check Award recipient in Sustainability.

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CBD is Growing Fast, but Several Hurdles Could Slow Progress

Jun 07, 2019

Wendel Rosen attorney Bill Acevedo is quoted in the article “Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: CBD is growing fast, but several hurdles could slow progress,” which published on June 7, 2019 in, Food Navigator.

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On the Waterfront

Jun 01, 2019

Click here to read the article “On the Waterfront,” in which chair of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Zack Wasserman adds insight on the rising sea levels in the Bay and Bay cities.


Wendel Rosen Completes Hygiene Kit Project

May 24, 2019

On May 16, 2019, Wendel Rosen volunteers assembled hygiene kits for Operation Dignity to support their homeless outreach program and Lava Mae for their mobile shower services. Each kit included a handwritten note of support and encouragement. Thanks to a great team effort, 260 kits were made – double the original goal.

Lava mae kits Operation dignity kits

Attorneys and staff members assembling kits Attorney and staff member write notes


California Senate Passes Legislation to Create State-Chartered Cannabis Banks

May 21, 2019

Click here to read the article,“California Senate Passes Legislation to Create State-Chartered Cannabis Banks,” in which Chair of the Cannabis Industry Practice Group attorney Robert Selna adds insight on latest California legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks to help the industry cope with restrictions on access to banking services.



Wendel Rosen Says Goodbye to Former Partner Donn L. Black

Mar 11, 2019

On March 10, 2019, our friend and former law partner, Donn L. Black, passed away at the age of 88. Donn joined the firm in 1959, when it was still called Orr, Heuring & Wendel.

Raised in Baker, Oregon, Donn received his B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1952 and graduated from New York University School of Law in 1955.  He spent three years as a JAG officer in the Air Force before serving a short stint as a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School.

A man committed to community service, he was active in the campaign to incorporate Lafayette and served on the original city council for six years and as the city’s first Mayor beginning in 1964. He was active in Oakland Rotary No. 3 (the third oldest Rotary organization in the country), where he served as President.

He spent his entire private practice career at Wendel Rosen until he retired, spending his later years in St. Helena, California.

Donn Black was a class act, and we'll miss his warmth and humor.  


Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!

Feb 06, 2019

Wendel Rosen attorney Wendy Manley co-authored the article, “Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!” which published on February 6, 2019, in the ACBA.

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AB 2923: BART Transit-Oriented Housing Legislation

Jan 09, 2019

[This article was originally published in the Daily Journal’s New Laws Supplement on January 9, 2019.]

The Daily Journal’s New Laws Supplement published the article, “AB 2923: BART transit-oriented housing legislation” in which attorney Amara Morrison discusses how Assembly Bill 2923, approved by the governor on September 30, 2018, requires the BART Board of Directors to adopt new transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning standards for each station.

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Miyoko’s Kitchen Sued Over Vegan Butter Labels: “Products Bask in Dairy’s Halo”

Nov 02, 2018

Food & Beverage Practice attorney Bill Acevedo commented in this article published by Food Navigator on November 2, 2018. The article explores a recent lawsuit filed in New York against Miyoko’s Kitchen over their plant-based vegan butter product.