Mr. Wentland has substantial experience handling real estate and business litigation for private and publically held developers and companies, including commercial and consumer lending, easement and covenant issues, owner and investor disputes, eminent domain, real estate brokerage commissions, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), many of which involved contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, and other theories of liability. He also has experience handling healthcare litigation such as hospital peer review appeals and qui tam actions involving alleged retaliation.
Mr. Wentland obtained his Juris Doctor degree from William & Mary School of Law, where he was a research fellow and member of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University magna cum laude and ran NCAA Cross Country and Track & Field.
Buyers Taking Early Possession Must Take Caution of Eviction Possibility, State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section E-Bulletin, August 2016 (discussing circumstances in which purchasers of commercial property can be evicted through unlawful detainer).
Defensed a $4.7 million fraud and fraudulent transfer suit related to office and residential properties on demurrer without leave to amend by requesting judicial notice of the attorney for the plaintiff’s inconsistent declarations in a prior lawsuit.
Eliminated a city’s statute of limitations and failure to exhaust administrative remedies defenses in an inverse condemnation suit on a C.C.P. § 1260.030 motion valued at approximately $6 million.
Won a trial and attorneys’ fees for a buyer’s broker after the seller declined to sell the listed property and refused to pay the commission by showing during trial the defendant’s concealment of the signed commission agreement.
Obtained a preliminary injunction staying the foreclosure of a $20 million+ commercial development in a fraud suit brought by a national bank and private investor.