Sack Rosendin LLP

Sack Rosendin LLP

Put Our Success & Experience to Work for You!

Firm Overview

At the civil litigation and business transaction law firm of Sack Rosendin, LLP, we focus our attention on doing the things that make a difference for our clients. Our team of experienced attorneys knows that our success and reputation is based on the success of our clients. We offer major firm quality, but provide the personal attention that only a small, nimble firm can offer. Our attorneys team up to provide each client cutting edge ideas, effective legal strategies, and legal advocacy that makes a difference in each case we handle. You want your attorney to use strategies that already have been proven to be successful, and what you really want is for your attorney to use previously successful strategies to do new tricks to win your case.
For more information about our civil litigation and business transaction legal representation, contact the Oakland business law attorneys of Sack Rosendin, LLP. Sack Rosendin, LLP represents clients while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity, and loyalty. Let our success work for you.

Our Attorneys
-Joanne Rosendin, Managing Partner
-Dana Sack, Partner
-Christopher J. Dyas, Senior Trial Attorney

Our Primary Practice Areas Include:
-Commercial and business litigation
-Contractor, developer litigation
-Business formation, financing, and transactions
-Commercial and residential real estate law
-Personal injury litigation defense

Main Office

Main Office
One Kaiser Plaza-Suite 340
Oakland, CA 94612




San Francisco, Oakland and Fairfield Business Litigation Attorneys

Sack Rosendin, LLP, provides winning legal defense representation to businesses, developers, contractors and individuals throughout California. We appear regularly in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Ana, Martinez, San Jose, and Fairfield. Our team of attorneys applies actual trial law experience and innovative legal approaches to keep our clients ahead. You are not paying us to learn our job.

We pay keen attention to the details and constantly monitor the latest developments in the law affecting our clients' industries and areas of interest. To schedule an opportunity to meet with us about your specific litigation or business transaction needs, contact our California law firm. We will show you how our commitment to winning for our clients makes a difference to your success.
California Business, Real Estate and Contractor Liability Lawyers

Our skilled attorneys have significant experience in the following areas:

General Business Litigation and Contract Litigation
-General litigation
-Employment discrimination and wrongful discharge defense
-Contract litigation
-Asbestos litigation

Contractor Law
-Construction contracts and financing Financing
-Construction defects defense
-Toxic injuries defense
-Contractor liability

Real Estate Law
-1031 property exchanges
-Commercial real estate transactions and litigation
-Residential real estate transactions and litigation
-Real estate investment group law (syndicating)

Business Transactions Law
-Business transactions
-Business formation and financing
-Tax strategies
-Contracts, drafted and reviewed
-Litigation prevention counsel
-Franchising law
-Licensing rights
-Employment and discrimination law

Insurance Defense
-Personal injury defense
-Construction zone injury defense
-Product liability injury defense
-General insurance defense

Dana Sack

Sack Rosendin LLP

Thirty Two (32) years experience as a successful transactional attorney and supervision and management of litigation.

Transactional experience, including structuring, negotiating, drafting and closing a wide range of contracts, including impacts of bankruptcy law, hazardous substances laws, secured transaction laws, securities laws, and federal and state taxation:
Real Estate Acquisitions: Representation of buyers and sellers of raw land for development of residential subdivisions, multi family residential projects, shopping centers and industrial parks.

Representation of buyers and sellers of existing subdivisions, apartments, shopping centers, and commercial and industrial buildings.
Structuring and forming the purchasing entity, preparation of private placement memoranda and subscription documents, and qualifying such entities and offerings for securities law exemptions.

Negotiating and drafting all aspects of option agreements, purchase agreements and exchange agreements, including contingencies and milestones for obtaining governmental development approvals and financing, hazardous substance investigation and abatement, and bankruptcy or non performance of necessary third parties. Tax free (deferred) exchanges.
Negotiating and drafting secured transaction documentation, including all of the above aspects of deeds of trust, guaranties, letters of credits, and bond financing and certificates of participation.

Land use approvals, including CEQA compliance, general plan amendments and specific plans, PD permits, development agreements, vesting subdivision maps, subdivisions, and CC&Rs and owners associations.

Closings. Getting all parties to sign the contracts, execute and deliver all necessary documents and funds, and get the transaction closed and completed.
Real Estate Leasing: Shopping center and other commercial leasing, principally representing owners and managers. Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Knowledgeable on all current leasing issues including CAM expenses and limitations, responsibility for ADA improvements, asbestos abatement and other governmental impositions, and premises liability for third party acts (crimes and torts).

Construction: Negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and financing for major and minor subdivisions, shopping centers, condominiums, and electric generating stations, major change orders and contract adjustments, and contract enforcement, including prosecution and defense of lien claims, stop notices, defective construction claims and delay claims.
Construction Financing: Negotiation and drafting of construction loans, deeds of trust, guaranties, letters of credit, including public and private bond financing. Representing the developer, my task was to hold the transaction together despite conflicting demands of bond trustees, letter of credit issuers, government sponsors or users of the project, investment bankers and rating agencies. This required familiarity with tax issues in order to assess the demands of bond counsel and the investment bankers, familiarity with securities law to assess the completeness of placement memoranda and subscription agreements, and familiarity with bankruptcy law in order to negotiate last minute changes required by the demands of rating agencies and the letter of credit issuers in order to obtain the rating.

General Business:
Formation of corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies, including private placement of initial private offering, shareholder agreements and employment agreements.

Equipment purchase, financing and leasing agreements and security interest financing.
Computer hardware and software purchase, licensing and development contracts.

Tax free (deferred) exchanges of equipment and art works.

Consulting Contracts, including construction experts, computer experts, charitable fund raising experts, and business training.

Revocable living trusts, irrevocable Crummy and insurance trusts, wills and probate of estates.

Litigation Experience: Managed, advised and supervised three (3) litigators, including over 100 asbestos defense cases on behalf of a major construction engineering and management company, insurance coverage, construction defect litigation, business collection matters, lease disputes, minor banking disputes including forgeries and misapplication of payments, and marital dissolution and property settlement disputes. Personally litigated commercial landlord-tenant disputes, asbestos defense cases, construction defect cases, a banking dispute, real property title disputes, and the release of various real and personal property assets from bankruptcies for creditors or purchasers of such properties.

Areas of Practice:
-Real Estate Acquisitions
-Real Estate Leasing
-Construction Financing
-General Business


University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate,

Christopher J. Dyas

Sack Rosendin LLP

Bar Admissions:
-California, 1982
-U.S. District Court Northern District of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

-University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1982
-University of California, Berkeley

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-American Bar Association


University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate,

Joanne Rosendin

Sack Rosendin LLP

Bar Admissions:
-California, 1985
-U.S. District Court Northern District of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

-University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1985
-University of California, Davis, 1978

Honors and Awards:
-Recipient, National Moot Court Award
-Best Oral Advocate, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Bar Association of San Francisco
-State Bar of California
-American Bar Association