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Dena Cruz

Bryan Cave LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

Dena Cruz, Senior Counsel in HRO’s San Francisco office, joined the Real Estate, Development, Land Use and Finance Practice Group in 2008. Ms. Cruz focuses her practice on general commercial real estate, leasing and secured transactions. She has extensive experience in litigation, insurance disputes, UCC Article 9, and transactional real estate matters. Prior to joining HRO, Ms. Cruz was in-house counsel in the commercial division of First American Title Insurance Company. While at First American, her experience included underwriting and supervision of outside counsel on real estate litigation matters, as well as underwriting and marketing of
commercial property and international products.

Professional & Community Affiliations
State Bar of California: Executive Committee, International Law Section, 2006-present; Executive Committee, Real Property Section, 1998-2006; Committee on Group Insurance, 2004-2006; UCC Committee, Business Law Section, 2001-2004

Commercial Real Estate Women, San Francisco Chapter: 2009 President of the Board of Directors, Delegate to the National Organization, CREW Network, Past Team Lead, Membership Committee Board Member, 2006

State Bar Board of Governor’s Task Force- State Bar Sections, 2002-2005

Counsel of State Bar Sections, Past Co-Chair, 2001-2005

American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Regent, Co-Chair of the Programs Committee, Member of the Title Insurance Section, 2003-present

NAIOP, Member, 2003-present

ULI: Member, 2005- present

San Francisco Investment Forum, Chair a nd Founder, 2004- 2007

J.D., Santa Barbara College of Law, 1985
B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara, with honors, 1979

Bar Admissions
Admitted in California since 1985


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