ACBA Member and Wendel Rosen Partner Leonard Marquez Named to San Francisco Business Times' "40 Under Forty"
Wendel Rosen Partner Leonard Marquez Named to
San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under Forty”
OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 5, 2013 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partner Leonard E. Marquez has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times for inclusion on its annual “40 Under Forty” list for 2013. This distinction highlights business leaders 39 years old or younger who are building the Bay Area’s future by making significant contributions to their industries, their companies and/or to their communities.
“Leonard is not only seen as a leader to his clients and within the firm, but also to the East Bay legal community as a whole through his many community involvements,” said Daniel Rapaport, managing partner of Wendel Rosen. “He is a role model to all of us at the firm, and we congratulate him on this honor.”
As a litigator at Wendel Rosen, Marquez’s practice extends to commercial leasing disputes, business torts and contract litigation. He assists commercial landlords in complex lease disputes. Marquez also advises tenants, including retail and restaurant tenants, regarding lease and other commercial disputes.
Outside the office, Marquez is actively involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County, serving on the Board of Directors as Board secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee. Last year he co-chaired the Festival of Latin Culture Committee, which hosts an annual family-friendly event to celebrate Latino culture and promote the various members and businesses of the Chamber. Marquez was named 2011 Director of the Year by the Chamber.
Marquez is also the current Board president of the Donald P. McCullum Youth Court (MYC), which functions as an alternative to the juvenile justice system and serves approximately 400 Alameda County youth offenders every year. Last year, he helped guide the organization through a difficult economic transition, in which it partnered with another California non-profit to ensure that it could remain open.
Marquez is a member of the Alameda and Contra Costa County Bar Associations. As part of the Litigation Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, he is a pro bono instructor in the Civil Litigation Pro Per Clinic, a monthly free clinic to educate those community members representing themselves in litigation.
Marquez earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1999) and his B.A. from Princeton University (1996).
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 104-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including bankruptcy, restructuring and creditor rights; real estate; business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insurance; intellectual property; land use; taxation; 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.
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