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Neal A. Parish

Neal A. Parish
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
nparish@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; M.C.P. (Master of City Planning); M.S., Transportation Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California

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Neal is a partner and part of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use, and Public Agency practices. With a professional background in planning and economics, including masters degrees in city planning and transportation engineering, he offers private and public agency and private clients a unique mix of real estate and land use knowledge, experience and insight. He counsels on a range of matters including real estate transactions and agreements, easements and title issues, land use permitting, public projects and service contracts, and serving as public agency general counsel.

Real Estate and Land Use

For private industry and individual clients, Neal negotiates, drafts and analyzes agreements in for real estate transactions, including leases, purchase and sale contracts, easements and related agreements, and subdivision documents including CC&Rs. He also assists clients with land use and related permitting issues, including CEQA, zoning, and other regulatory matters.

Public Agency

Skilled in matters of public agency law and experienced in city planning and transportation issues, Neal guides public agency clients on matters related to construction, design and other professional service contracts and procurement. He also advises clients regarding the implications of, and potential revisions to, new and pending legislation. Neal also serves as general counsel to public agencies, advising on a broad range of issues.

Alameda County Bar Association

State Bar of California

  • Real Property Section, member
  • Public Law Section, member

Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, City of Oakland

  • Member, 2004-2008; Chair, 2006 – 2008

Oakland Unified School District

  • Facilities Advisory Committee; member, 2000 – 2001; chair, 2001 – 2002

Publications

Ninth Circuit Finds Oakland’s Attempt to Block Coal Shipments Violated Development Agreement

Ninth Circuit Finds Oakland’s Attempt to Block Coal Shipments Violated Development Agreement

06/03/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

In a decision announced on May 26, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the City of Oakland could not enforce regulations that would have prohibited the shipping…

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California Supreme Court Rules Public Employees’ Personal Email Accounts are Subject to CA Public Records Act

California Supreme Court Rules Public Employees’ Personal Email Accounts are Subject to CA Public Records Act

03/27/2017 | Neal Parish and Todd Williams

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court issued an important ruling regarding the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) (Govt. Code §6250 et seq.) and held that writings of a public…

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Inclusionary Housing Stays

Inclusionary Housing Stays

06/29/2015 | Neal Parish and Todd Williams

[Originally published in The Registry on June 29, 2015] In a recent case closely followed by the development community, the California Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge filed by the…

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Date Category Publication Title
06/17/2015 Publication Neal Parish California Supreme Court Endorses City Authority to Adopt Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; M.C.P. (Master of City Planning); M.S., Transportation Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California