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Patrick Tuck

Patrick Tuck
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
ptuck@wendel.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law; J.D., magna cum laude

Tufts University, B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California

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A litigator with the firm’s Land Use and Environmental practices, Patrick advises and defends private and public clients on land use, environmental law and real estate issues. He is experienced in a range of matters including property acquisition and development; property entitlement procedures, including obtaining local government land use approvals; CEQA compliance and related litigation; and water rights disputes.

Land Use

Prior to joining Wendel Rosen, Patrick gained broad experience in municipal law and land use matters while working with local governments. As a private practice attorney, he acted as an Assistant City Attorney to two California cities and multiple special districts, advising city councils, planning commissions, and staff in a wide variety of municipal law and land use issues. He has also defended various public entities in litigation pertaining to civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allegations, personal injury, and eminent domain issues.

Environmental Litigation

Patrick has diverse experience with federal, state, and local environmental laws, as well as related litigation. With the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, he worked as part of a team prosecuting Clean Water Act and CERCLA violations. He also interned with the Land Use and Environment team at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.

Leadership

Patrick writes and speaks on topics related to land use, environmental law, and municipal law issues, including California housing development laws, water rights, commercial evictions, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He previously edited two chapters of the California Land Use Practice CEB handbook and CEB’s How To Obtain Discovery Sanctions Guide. He is admitted to the Ninth Circuit, the Northern and Eastern District Courts, and the California Courts of Appeal. While in law school, Patrick was a member of the editorial board of the USF Law Review and served on the board of the USF Environmental Law Society.

  • Prevailed on appeal, resulting in a published opinion reversing the trial court and rendering the default judgment against the client void for an unlawful award of a 100% bonus and excessive interest on a promissory note. Argued said payments were unlawful as they constituted usury.

SPUR – Oakland

  • Member, 2020 – present

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Environmental Law Section – Executive Committee, 2020 – present
  • Member, 2019 – present

Publications

Webinar: How the “Housing Crisis Act” (SB 330) Can Ease Approvals for Housing Development Projects

Webinar: How the “Housing Crisis Act” (SB 330) Can Ease Approvals for Housing Development Projects

10/29/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Todd Williams and Patrick Tuck – experienced attorneys at Wendel Rosen in land use and real estate matters – shared their knowledge on how to use SB 330 to get…

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Commercial Evictions in the Era of COVID-19

Commercial Evictions in the Era of COVID-19

10/15/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Note: This article was originally published on 6/5/2020 and was last updated on 10/15/2020. Ordinarily, when commercial landlords are confronted with a tenant’s nonpayment of rent, the landlord’s recourse is…

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Governor Issues Executive Order Suspending CEQA Deadlines for 60 Days and Revising Related Noticing Procedures

Governor Issues Executive Order Suspending CEQA Deadlines for 60 Days and Revising Related Noticing Procedures

06/01/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Note: This article was originally published on 4/30/2020 and was last updated on 6/1/2020. Recognizing the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing on individuals’ and local governments’…

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Date Category Publication Title
05/14/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Court of Appeal Overturns City Council Denial of Use Permit Based on Councilmember Bias
04/29/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume
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04/15/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Alameda County Health Officer Rebukes Oakland Over Interpretation of Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place Order Regarding Residential
04/09/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Oakland’s Updated Rules for Construction During Alameda County’s Shelter in Place
04/01/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Bay Area Counties’ Extended Shelter-In-Place Order Imposes Strict Limits on Development and Construction
03/19/2020 Publication Wendel Rosen LLP Impacts of the Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders on Development and Related Litigation

News

Wendel Rosen Boosts Land Use Practice With Addition of Patrick Tuck

Wendel Rosen Boosts Land Use Practice With Addition of Patrick Tuck

10/02/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and the state, welcomes attorney Patrick Tuck as an associate in the firm’s…

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Education

University of San Francisco School of Law; J.D., magna cum laude

Tufts University, B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California