Daniel Rapaport

Jul 29, 2019

Dan is the firm’s managing partner. As one of Wendel Rosen’s senior litigators, he handles a wide array of complex business litigation, including unfair competition, trust and estate disputes, director and officer liability, and real estate disputes. He represents small and large companies, high net worth individuals, manufacturing concerns, distributors, real estate companies and public entities.

He is equally comfortable in the courtroom representing his clients’ interests or in the boardroom providing advice designed to avoid litigation. His ability to find creative resolutions of complex disputes often presents the best solution for clients.


Dan litigates in varied substantive areas. In the last ten years he has successfully represented bankruptcy trustees in actions against debtors, officers, directors and other professionals for misconduct. He has also represented manufacturing companies against entities who have damaged them through unfair competition, contract disputes, and trade secret theft. He is often called upon to represent shareholders, officers and directors of closely held agricultural, real estate, manufacturing and technology companies that have internal conflicts.

Conflict Resolution

A stalwart problem solver, Dan focuses on efficient solutions and delivering results that impress his clients. He represents trustees, fiduciaries and beneficiaries of substantial estates and trusts in all types of fiduciary disputes. He represents public and private entities in contract disputes over real estate, land use, construction, and general commercial operations. He is frequently called upon to represent companies that manufacture regulated products for sale to consumers, regarding advertising and regulatory compliance with California and federal law. He also represents companies that sell products to consumers, regarding Proposition 65 compliance matters.


Wendy L. Manley

Jul 29, 2019

As an attorney with degrees in biology and marine biology, Wendy brings unique insight to her environmental law practice. She guides public and private clients in a range of complex permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues, with the benefit of a deep understanding of the interface between science and policy. Wendy frequently speaks on environmental law, water regulations, and related matters.

Her clients include manufacturers, retailers, property owners, title companies, developers, private individuals, and public entities. She is experienced with state and federal agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Insurance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA, National Marine Fisheries Service, and various local entities.

Water and Stormwater Issues

Wendy provides legal guidance to industrial, municipal, and construction clients on compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and state and federal stormwater requirements. She assists with resolution of citizen and agency enforcement actions and counsels clients whose activities require or have violated permits authorizing activities in wetlands, or otherwise involve discharges to Waters of the United States (WOTUS) or Waters of the State (WOTS).

Threatened and Endangered Species

Applying her science background and knowledge of public policy and law, Wendy assists clients whose property or projects could impact endangered species. She advises on matters affecting their property and activities and represents clients through the administrative process of listing threatened and endangered species.

Proposition 65

Wendy provides compliance counseling, claim defense and litigation representation on Proposition 65 matters for clients in the wide range of manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial, and retail businesses. She provides guidance on risk assessments, warning requirements and statutory exemptions. She also counsels clients on their defenses and best strategies through litigation or a negotiated settlement when Prop 65 claims are filed.

Title Industry Regulatory Matters

Wendy orchestrates the application process for regulatory approvals for underwritten title companies (UTCs) seeking to form, license, or expand their business.