OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and state, congratulates partners Garret D. Murai and Kevin R. Brodehl on their recognition as Top Authors in JD Supra’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Murai and Brodehl were selected for their high levels of visibility and engagement with articles by JD Supra readers. For the third consecutive year, Murai has been honored in the Construction category. Brodehl, selected for the first time, is honored in the Real Estate category.

JD Supra delivers legal and business content to professionals in all industries via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, in daily email digests and as news across the web. For its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, the content aggregator closely reviewed its 2017 reader data, identifying 26 industries and topics and recognizing 10 authors and one firm within each category that had the highest consistent readership and engagement. Only 242 of the nearly 50,000 that publish on the platform, were chosen as Top Authors.

Honored as the editor and primary contributor to Wendel Rosen’s California Construction Law Blog, Murai represents parties involved in nearly every aspect of construction, from project formation through post-project close-out. His experience encompasses licensing; contract drafting and negotiations; bid protests and subcontractor substitutions; mechanics liens, stop payment notice and other payment remedies; and defect, delay and acceleration claims. Murai is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and serves on the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of California. He earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (2001) and his B.A. from the University of California, Davis (1993).

Editor and chief author of the firm’s Money and Dirt Blog, which discusses cases and statutes  governing California real estate and secured lending, and a partner in the Litigation Department, Brodehl assists real estate clients in  disputes involving real estate ownership, investment and development, title and lien issues, LLC disputes, and eminent domain. His clients include owners, developers, investors, partnerships and funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and public agencies. Brodehl is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, California Mortgage Association and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (1998) and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1995).

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