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Wendel Rosen Partner Virginia Palmer Elected to Management Committee

February 22, 2018

Oakland, CA

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and the state, has elected Partner Virginia Palmer to the firm’s Management Committee.

“Virginia has maintained a highly successful practice that emphasizes bridging personal client relationships with complex and nuanced solutions,” said Managing Partner Richard Waxman. “Her eye for strategic planning and seasoned leadership skills will be an asset to our management team. Virginia’s passion for supporting diversity and inclusion, with an emphasis on issues that impact women and the LGBTQ community, is perfectly aligned with many of Wendel Rosen’s core values.”  

Palmer, who most recently served as co-chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, will be instrumental in the firm’s strategic planning and recruiting efforts, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives. In her practice, she focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, mediation and elder law. She has worked with families and individuals on their estate planning and has a special interest in assisting LGBTQ and blended families with their unique needs. Palmer is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Lawyers and is the former co-chair of the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers’ Estate Planning Committee. A frequent author and speaker on estate planning-related issues, she has presented before a wide variety of legal, professional and private organizations across the West Coast. Palmer has been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2004.


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 109-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights; insurance; intellectual property; land use; real estate; 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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