OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015– Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, a highly-respected East Bay law firm representing businesses throughout the region, welcomes Robert Selna as an attorney in its Land Use and Real Estate Practice Groups. Most recently, Selna ran a solo practice in Oakland. Prior to practicing law, Selna served as a San Francisco Supervisor’s chief of staff and had a lengthy newspaper reporting career.
“Robert’s diverse background as a solo practitioner, legislative aide and journalist, means that he brings a 360 degree view and expertise to complex land use and real estate issues,” said Wendel Rosen Managing Partner Richard Waxman. “We are thrilled to add him to our experienced team as we continue to serve the bustling real estate market in the East Bay and beyond.”
Selna represents business and development teams in a broad spectrum of land use, real estate and business matters. His experience includes land use approvals, development agreements, environmental reviews and compliance, leases, purchase and sale agreements, and entity formation. Prior to his legal career, Selna worked as a staff writer, covering real estate, land use and planning issues for several newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Examiner and the San Francisco Daily Journal.
Active in his industry and the East Bay community, Selna serves on the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, is a board member of the Oakland Builders Alliance and is a member of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association (SPUR), San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and the Alameda County Bar Association.
About Wendel Rosen
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP serves a diverse clientele of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 106-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including real estate; land use; business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insurance; intellectual property; taxation; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditor rights; and technology. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy. The firm was recognized by the National Law Journal on its “Midsize Hot List” in 2009 and 2014. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.wendel.com.