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Newly Formed Real Estate Practice Group at Cummins & White

By January 15, 2013


Integration of skills & expertise will better serve clients as real estate market continues upswing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…Jan. 15, 2013…NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF….Cummins & White, LLP, a well-known full-service business and insurance law practice, today announced the formation of a real estate practice group to serve its corporate and real estate clients.

The group, which consists of nine partners and associates, will focus on acquisitions and dispositions, development and construction, financing and investments, leasing and property management, and litigation.  The team also will be active in more specialized areas, including environmental and land use issues, zoning, and health care, and will continue to administer the firm’s real estate agent/broker legal support program.

“We are pleased to announce the formation of our real estate practice group,” said Fred Whitaker, managing partner at Cummins & White.  “By integrating the practices and experiences of these talented and accomplished attorneys, we will be better able to serve our corporate and real estate clients by matching attorneys’ skills and experience with our clients’ specific needs and goals.  This is especially important based on the expected resurgence of real estate in Southern California.  We have closely followed the growth trend in real estate and see this as a driving force in the region’s economy in 2013 and beyond.”

Dan Wildish, a partner with more than 31 years of experience in real estate law, will lead the real estate practice group.  Wildish’s practice focuses on all major areas of real estate litigation, contract law, tort, construction litigation, defense, environmental litigation, title insurance, escrow law, and boundary disputes.  He has considerable experience working with real estate developers, brokers, and agents, as well as escrow and title companies, community groups, homeowner associations, and contractors.

“I am excited to lead this new real estate practice group, which makes us uniquely positioned to provide the best possible representation,” Wildish said.  “Our clients, who include all parties involved in real estate transactions from developers to lenders, and architects to engineers, will benefit from our acumen as seasoned lawyers.”

About Cummins & White

Cummins & White, LLP, based in Newport Beach, is one of Southern California’s premier business and insurance law firms, successfully serving clients for more than 60 years.  In addition to an expertise in insurance coverage and defense, the firm’s transactional practices include business, acquisitions, real estate, tax and estate planning, tax controversy, government agency and municipal law, election and political law, and health care.  The firm’s successful civil and commercial litigation practices handle disputes in construction, employment, intellectual property, tax, and third-party liability.  Cummins & White has 20 partners and associates.  For more information, visit


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René Brookbank
Cummins & White, LLP