Acevedo, Brandt and Tang Elevated to Partner
January 15, 2008 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP elevates three attorneys to partner: William C. Acevedo, Greggory C. Brandt and Judith Y. Tang.
"2007 has been an outstanding growth year for Wendel Rosen, and we have been fortunate in strategically expanding several core practice groups," said Daniel Rapaport, managing partner for the firm, which grew to 60 attorneys in 2007. "Thanks to the firm's overall growth, success and the valuable individual contributions by Bill, Gregg and Judith, we are pleased to elevate these three to partner, and we are excited to see this new generation of leaders help build the future of our firm."
Acevedo practices in the Litigation, Environmental, and Green Business groups. He represents mid to large-sized business clients, public entities, and high-net-worth individuals in all manner of business, environmental contamination and toxic tort disputes. Outside of the office, Acevedo's legal and community activities include serving as the Vice Chair of the Richmond Economic Development Commission; a member of the Richmond General Plan Advisory Committee; counsel to the board of the Rosie the Riveter Trust; and a member of the Defense Research Institute and Alameda County Bar Association. He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School (1997) and his B.A. in English and political science from Rutgers University (1994).
Brandt, who practices in the Environmental and Litigation groups, advises clients on environmental requirements and obligations and assists in recovery of environmental costs. He has significant expertisein environmental due diligence for real estate purchase and leasing transactions and issues associated with the cleanup, purchase, sale and development of contaminated properties. Prior to his legal career, Brandt gained valuable experience as a chemical engineer for the Environment, Health and Safety Department of Texaco Refining and Marketing, Inc., where he developed compliance programs for California and Federal OSHA Process Safety Management, Risk Management and Prevention Program regulations and federal, state and local air pollution requirements. During that time, he also served on several technical committees for the Western States Petroleum Association. Brandt has spoken on environmental due diligence in real estate transactions, risk management planning under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments, and regulations for the permitting, use and reimbursement for remediation of contamination from petroleum underground storage tanks. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School (1996) and his B.S. in chemical engineering from California State University, Long Beach (1991).
Tang is a member of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate groups. She provides comprehensive and personalized estate planning services, helping clients prepare wills, living trusts, life insurance trusts and durable powers of attorney to successfully transfer wealth, protect loved ones and minimize tax consequences. Tang's practice also includes representation of executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration. She is a California State Bar certified specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law. Tang has been a guest speaker on Chinese radio, AM 1400, and on Chinese television, TVB's "Financial Magazine," where she educates the Chinese community on important estate planning and tax topics. Being one of the region's few fluent Cantonese speaking trust and estate law specialists, she also has handled international estates with overseas donors and beneficiaries. Tang's legal and community involvements include membership in the East Bay Estate Planning Council, Asian American Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. An American Jurisprudence Award winner, Tang received her J.D. from University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of Law (1995) and her B.S., with high honors, in business administration from University of California, Berkeley (1992).
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