Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

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1111 Broadway
24th Fl.
Oakland, CA 94607, United States
Contact: Lydia Bednerik, Marketing Director
Phone: (510) 834-6600
Fax: (510) 834-1928
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Construction Companies Can Be Liable for “Secondary Exposure” of Asbestos to Household Members

The history of asbestos regulation in the United States is complicated. Prior to the 1970s, asbestos-containing materials used in construction was widespread…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Toxic Torts

Wage Theft Investigations and Citations in the Construction Industry

This month we share some cautionary tales for employers in the construction industry. During the past several months the California Labor Commissioner has cited or filed suit against several construction companies. In one…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

When a Lender Forecloses on a Leasehold Interest….

Loans are often secured by the fee title to real property owned by the borrower. But loans can also be secured by the borrower’s leasehold interest in property…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

State Announces Temporary Cannabis Licenses

California cannabis operators in compliance with local regulations will be eligible to obtain a temporary permit in January under a new program recently unveiled by the State Bureau of Cannabis Control…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

When Your “Private” Project Suddenly Turns into a “Public” Project. Hint: It Doesn’t Necessary Turn on Public Financing or Construction

In 1931, during the Great Depression, the federal government enacted the Davis-Bacon Act to help workers on federal construction projects. The Davis-Bacon Act, also known as the federal prevailing wage law, sets minimum wages…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

A Void Default Judgment Is No Way To Establish Title

In a post from March of this year — Even a “Bona Fide Purchaser” Can’t Rely on a Void Judgment — we reviewed the recent decision from California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

The IP Cons of Fan Conventions

Pop culture fan conventions are huge in the new millennium. “Cons,” as they are often called, have sprung up all over the country and grown into a massive cultural phenomenon. There are Cons for comics, movie and television…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Unlicensed Contractor Shoots for the Stars . . . Sputters on Takeoff

Elon Musk . . . Eccentric engineer. Technology billionaire. And, now, litigation bad ass. Frequent readers of the California Construction Law Blog know that we’ve talked about the importance of being properly…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

California Court of Appeal: Inserting The Phrase “Ongoing Operations” In An Additional Endorsement Is Not Enough to Preclude Coverage for Completed Operations

In a victory for additional insureds, a California appeals court held, in Pulte Home Corp. v. American Safety Indemnity Co., Cal.Ct.App. (4th Dist.), Docket No. D070478 (filed 8/30/17), that an insurer’s denial of coverage for…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Food Fight: Burger Edition

Beloved burger chain In-N-Out Burger, home of not-so-secret menu items and “animal style” fries, has sued burger competitor Smashburger, claiming that Smashburger’s new “Triple Double” burger infringes on In-N-Out’s…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Recording a Trustee’s Deed is Privileged Under CA Civil Code Section 47

California law is pretty clear that the recordation of a notice of default and notice of sale — two key documents that are a prerequisite to a nonjudicial foreclosure sale (aka trustee’s sale) — are privileged and cannot form…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

What You Need to Know About Additional Insured Endorsements

A well-drafted insurance clause is an integral part of a construction contract because it sets forth a subcontractor’s obligations to add the general contractor to its policies of insurance as an additional insured and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Amid the Chaos, Trump Signs Executive Order Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Disbands Infrastructure Council

This past week, a couple of new developments took place at the federal level on infrastructure, although if you blinked, you may have missed it…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

CA Supreme Court: Entity Ownership Change Can Trigger Documentary Transfer Tax

Many entities are formed for the sole purpose of buying and holding real estate. In this setup, legal title is held by the entity itself (not the entity’s owners), but the entity’s owners have a “beneficial interest” that can…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Taxation

Lease-Leaseback Battle Continues as First District Court of Appeals Sides with Contractor and School District

Earlier, we wrote about Davis v. Fresno United School District (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 261, a Fifth District California Court of Appeals decision that sent shock waves through the school construction industry and raised questions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Education
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