OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Land Use Attorney Anagha Dandekar Clifford has been honored by East Bay CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) with the 2014 Emerging Leader in Commercial Real Estate ECHO (East Bay Crew Honors & Ovations) Award. Clifford was presented with the award at a reception in Oakland on Oct. 22.
The ECHO Awards celebrate the deals and achievements of the most influential women in commercial real estate, taking a candidate’s career achievements, leadership in the industry and community, work-life balance and community involvements into consideration. In recognition of the honor, Clifford was presented with certificates of achievement from California Assemblymember Joan Buchanan and Contra Costa County District 2 Supervisor Candace Anderson.
Anderson remarked, “Anagha’s achievements exemplify an increasing significant contribution to the field of economic development and emerging technology. Her leadership and success in her field is a remarkable example for all women to follow.”
Clifford counsels private businesses and public agencies on complex land use issues involving applicable planning, zoning and environmental laws. Her experience includes preparing land use applications and obtaining project approvals, working frequently with state and local regulatory and permitting agencies. In her public agency practice, Clifford provides counsel and advocacy on permitting/public bidding and contract disputes, governance, election, transportation and regulatory matters. She is currently representing the Planning and Development Team hired by the City of Oakland, exploring how to create Coliseum City of Oakland and save the Raiders, the Warriors and the A’s for the City. She also serves as legal counsel to several Geologic Hazard Abatement Districts and represents the Alameda County Transportation Commission on issues related to governance and policy.
Actively involved in her industry and community, Clifford is currently part of an effort to open a San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) office in Oakland and will sit on the organization’s inaugural board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Infill Builder’s Federation, as land use chair of the Downtown Oakland Community Benefit District, on the steering committee of 2.Oakland and on the Board of Directors of the Marcus Foster Education Fund. Clifford also advises the East Bay Economic Development Alliance on general legal issues. She is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association and Asian American Bar Association.
Clifford earned her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law (2004) and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1998).
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 105-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including real estate; business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insurance; intellectual property; land use; 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. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.wendel.com.