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Berding & Weil Adds Partner to Expanding
Business and Real Estate Practice Group

February 28, 2017

Berding & Weil LLP welcomes experienced real estate attorney, Dena M. Cruz as partner in their Walnut Creek office.

Ms. Cruz joins the firm's expanding Business and Real Estate practice group. She has more than thirty years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, financing, property and transfer taxation and related litigation and appeals. Her experience includes the representation of bio-mass plants, brownfield developers, finance companies, developers, governing authorities, hotel groups, retail merchants, and landlords and tenants in connection with acquisitions, development, dispositions, ground and space leases, financing and taxation of commercial properties.

She is a nationally recognized expert in title and escrow claims, serving as a testifying expert for title insurance underwriters, agents and their insureds in title and escrow disputes and is a noted speaker and writer in her areas of practice and expertise. Ms. Cruz has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer list each year since 2012, including the recently announced 2017 list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to this list.

Berding & Weil LLP specializes in representing residential and commercial property owners, including more than 1,250 community associations. Founded in 1988, this 35-laywer firm is best known for their construction practice which emphasizes multi-party litigation involving defective building products, failed construction of all kinds, complex class litigation, construction contracts, due diligence investigations, and geotechnical issues related to building construction and soil failures. With offices in Walnut Creek and Costa Mesa, they represent clients throughout California as well as Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii and Washington. Berding & Weil has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for 25 years and is one of the largest and most experienced construction defect litigation firms in the nation, recovering more than $1 billion for its clients.

Ms. Cruz is primarily located in Berding & Weil LLP's Northern California office, located at 2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 500 in Walnut Creek. She can be reached at denacruz@berdingweil.com.

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