Land Trust of Napa County is pleased to announce that Les Hausrath recently joined its Board of Trustees.

Les is a senior partner with Wendel, Rosen LLP in Oakland, where he specializes in real estate (easement, boundary and title disputes), eminent domain and land use law. Les graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley. He received his law degree from Berkeley Law (formerly Boalt Hall) and started his law career with the legal aid society. Les joined Wendel, Rosen in 1981.

“I am very excited to continue supporting the Land Trust as a Board member, where I can put my experience in land use, easement and real property law to good use in furthering the organization’s important conservation goals and mission,” said Hausrath.

Les’ connection to Napa Valley originated through his wife, Linda, a Napa native. Frequent visits to Napa led to the purchase of a second home in 1997, and also the family home in downtown Napa where her father was born. In 2010, Les joined the Land Trust Projects Committee and then the Protection Committee.

A variety of non-profit activities also keep Les busy. He is Secretary of the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation, the 501c3 arm of the East Bay Regional Park District and is a long-standing Board member of Rebuilding Together Oakland/East Bay. Les also mentors two college students through the Oakland Promise and reviews applications and interviews scholarship applicants for UC Berkeley through the Alumni Association.