Wendel Rosen Elevates Bart Flood and Lisa Lenherr to Partner

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6, 2020 – Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that Bart Flood and Lisa Lenherr have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020.  

“Since joining our team, Bart has proven himself to be an expert in enabling clients to tackle significant estate planning and business successions, and Lisa is a stand-out in working through complex and creative bankruptcy and restructuring issues. Both lawyers have endeared themselves to clients as dependable advocates and trusted advisors, and they embody the firm’s dedication to exceptional client service,” said Managing Partner Daniel Rapaport. “Their elevations to the partnership are well deserved, and our clients are the ultimate beneficiaries.” 

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Flood works with clients in all aspects of estate and wealth transfer planning, including estate and gift taxation, business succession and sophisticated estate planning for high net worth families. He is a member of the East Bay Community Foundation, serving on the organization’s Professional Advisor Leadership Counsel. Flood is also a member of the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers and the East Bay Estate Planning Council. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation, with Honors, from the Golden Gate University School of Law (2014), his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2009) and his B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University (2005).  

A member of the firm’s Insolvency, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, Lenherr focuses her practice on business insolvency and restructuring issues, including out-of-court workouts, debtor-creditor law, 363 sales, avoidance actions, assignments for the benefit of creditors, bankruptcy appeals and distressed and non-distressed debt financing transactions. She has extensive experience representing all constituents in the insolvency context, including Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustees, debtors, creditors, landlords, lenders, title companies, equipment lessors, and asset purchasers. She is an active member of the Bay Area insolvency community, currently serving as treasurer of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and serving on the executive committee (and as former chair) of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. She received her J.D., cum laude, (2008) from Lewis & Clark Law School and her B.A. (2000) from Lewis & Clark College. 

About Wendel Rosen LLP

Wendel Rosen LLP serves an array of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 110-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and represents them in significant civil litigation matters across regionally dominant industries, including real estate and construction, environmental and land use, green business, food and beverage, cannabis, human resources and employment, technology, and insurance, as well as providing counsel in estate planning, trusts and probate; taxation; and insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights. 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.

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