Powerhouse Real Estate Attorney Joins Cox Castle Nicholson As Irvine Office Managing Partner

8/11/2011

IRVINE – Cox Castle & Nicholson is pleased to welcome David W. Wensley, a widely known veteran of the West Coast real estate industry, to the firm’s Orange County office. Recognized as one of California’s leading practitioners, Wensley adds his considerable deal making prowess to the ranks of Cox, Castle’s widely regarded real estate practice.

“We are thrilled to attract a uniquely talented and universally well-regarded legal professional to our firm, particularly to our Orange County office,” said Mario Camara, the senior partner on Cox Castle’s Executive Committee. “Many of us have worked with Dave on numerous deals over the years. Our partners are impressed with his business-focused, solutions-driven approach to his practice. From a client perspective, Dave is a well known game changer who adds clout, depth and expertise to our already nationally-acclaimed real estate practice. He is a trusted advisor and leader who will be instrumental in the growth of our Orange County office.”

Throughout his noteworthy career, Wensley has been lead counsel on many high profile West Coast developments and transactions from Washington and Nevada to Southern California and even Mexico. His clients include land developers, lenders and institutional investors, asset and property management firms, landlords and corporations in connection with their real estate and operational needs as well as real estate industry consultants, including brokers, architects, contractors and environmental consultants.

"I see huge potential for growth in the Orange County office and I am excited to join Cox Castle’s efforts in building its growing platform for real estate industry clients to get exceptional full service counseling," says Wensley. "I have always been impressed with the firm, its management and its partners’ excellence in real estate. For me, this is a great opportunity to apply my 27 years of experience, energy and leadership towards enhancing the Cox Castle brand in Orange County and throughout the west coast. For me, there is no more exciting time than now to join Cox Castle.”

Throughout his long career, Wensley has worked on all manner of real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and property management matters for office, industrial and retail projects. He has successfully completed transactions involving more than 20 million square feet of land and buildings, and his form lease documents are in use for over 30 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space. In addition, Wensley counsels and advises clients on partnership, joint venture and entity selection, formation and operation, and environmental issues, including landlord-tenant matters, environmental due diligence, site assessments and remediation, asbestos abatement and removal, underground tank removal, confidentiality and duty to disclose issues, and water and air quality compliance matters.

Wensley comes to the Cox, castle Orange County office after 27 years with the OC office of Allen Matkins. Wensley graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration and earned his law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the Real Property Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is also involved in the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Park Owners, CORE-Net and the USC Real Estate Alumni Association and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers.

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