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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

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

Environmental Litigation

Patrick has diverse experience with federal, state, and local environmental laws and 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.

Land Use

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 a town, advising city councils, planning commissions, and staff in a wide variety of municipal and land use issues. He has defended various public entities in litigation pertaining to civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allegations, personal injury, and eminent domain issues.

Leadership

Patrick writes and speaks on topics related to land use, environmental law, and municipal law issues, including California water rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He edited two chapters of the California Land Use Practice CEB handbook. He is admitted to the Ninth Circuit, the Northern and Eastern Districts, and the California Courts of Appeal. While in law school, Patrick was a member of the editorial board of the USF Law Review, and he served on the board of the USF Environmental Law Society.

Alameda County Bar Association

Publications

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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Court of Appeal Overturns City Council Denial of Use Permit Based on Councilmember Bias

Court of Appeal Overturns City Council Denial of Use Permit Based on Councilmember Bias

05/14/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

One of the basic tenets of the land use permitting process in California is that City Councilmembers, when hearing an appeal of a conditional use permit decision, must be “neutral…

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New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Permit All Construction to Resume

04/29/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

On April 29, 2020, seven Bay Area public health officers began to issue substantially-similar updated Shelter-in-Place orders (“April 29 SIP Orders”) which become effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 3,…

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Date Category Publication Title
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
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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