Wasserman, R. Zachary

R. Zachary Wasserman
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
zwasserman@wendel.com

Education

Stanford University School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A. in Politics, with honors

 

Admissions

State Bar of California

  • Profile
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • RECOGNITIONS
  • INSIGHTS

Zack works with private businesses and public agencies to negotiate and draft complex real estate and financial structures. Working frequently with state and local regulatory and permitting agencies, he represents clients before a variety of administrative bodies to enable clients to complete some of the region‰’s most intriguing projects, including: development of a mixed-use project in San Francisco’s Fillmore District featuring Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant and 80 condominiums; entitling a 14-story, 220-unit residential building in Jack London Square; and the creative vertical subdivision of the Oakland YWCA, rescuing the Y from bankruptcy and saving a Julia Morgan building. He is currently representing the Oakland A‰’s in negotiations with the City of Oakland regarding a new ball park.

In 2012, Zack was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as Chair of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). As General Counsel to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, Zack played an integral role negotiating with BCDC on the Bay Plan Amendment to address rising sea levels. In addition, Zack serves as chair of the Bay Area Regional Collaborative, which coordinates regional policies of MTC, ABAG, BAAQMD and BCDC.

He serves as the current Chair of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. For many years he has served as general counsel to the Chamber, as well as to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance and to several non-profit corporations and foundations engaged in technology transfer and scientific development.

An active member of the East Bay community, Zack has donated hundreds of hours of his time to committees and programs designed to enhance the economic development of Oakland and surrounding communities.

Bay Area Regional Collaborative

  • Chair, 2017 – present

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

  • Chair, 2012 – present

Oakland Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors, chair, 2018 – present
  • General Counsel, 2003 – 2018
  • Board of Directors, 1994 – 2001
  • Leadership Oakland, chair, 1998 – present

East Bay Economic Development Alliance

  • General Counsel, Executive Committee, 1994 – present

Oakland Charter Review Committee

  • Chair, 2003

Bay Area Transportation Lawyers

  • Member, 1998 – present

Oakland Workforce Investment Board

  • Executive Committee, member, 2000 – 2007

Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence

  • General Counsel, 1995 – 2014
  • Chairman, 1995 – 1998

Port of Oakland

  • Board of Commissioners, 1987 – 1990

Alameda County Bar Association

State Bar of California

  • California State Bar Real Property Journal, Managing Editor, 1995
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2019
  • Frank C. Boerger Award, Bay Planning Coalition (BPC), May 16, 2014
  • Inaugural recipient of the “East Bay Vision Award,” East Bay Economic Development Alliance, January 2003
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, 1998

Events

Jobs & Housing Coalition 2019 Legacy Event

Jobs & Housing Coalition 2019 Legacy Event

09/19/2019 | Jobs & Housing Coalition

Wendel Rosen is proud to sponsor the Jobs & Housing Coalition’s 2019 Legacy Event. The Legacy Event is Oakland’s biggest salute to trailblazing business and civic leaders. In 2019, the…

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News

Wendel Rosen’s Zack Wasserman Honored with Jobs and Housing Coalition 2019 Legacy Event Award

Wendel Rosen’s Zack Wasserman Honored with Jobs and Housing Coalition 2019 Legacy Event Award

10/02/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Wendel Rosen LLP Real Estate and Land Use Partner R. Zachary Wasserman has been honored by the Jobs and Housing Coalition with the 2019 Legacy Event Award, presented Thursday, September…

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Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/08/2019

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that 22 attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of Northern California…

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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

06/01/2019 | Nob Hill Gazette

Click here to read the article “On the Waterfront," in which chair of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Zack Wasserman adds insight on the rising sea levels in the…

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Date Category Publication Title
07/10/2018 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06/28/2018 Press Release   Wendel Rosen’s Zachary Wasserman Named Chair of Oakland Chamber of Commerce
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03/10/2017 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Partner R. Zachary Wasserman Elected Chair of Bay Area Regional Collaborative

Education

Stanford University School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A. in Politics, with honors

 

Admissions

State Bar of California