Todd A. WilliamsAttorney

Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP 1111 Broadway, 24th FloorOakland, CA 94607

Todd, chair of the firm's Land Use Practice Group, represents clients in the broad spectrum of land use, real estate and environmental issues in both litigation and administrative proceedings. He works with private clients and public entities, including landowners and developers of residential, infill, commercial and industrial property, as well as local agencies, providing property entitlement processing and local government land use approvals; CEQA compliance and litigation; planning and zoning law advice; and real property litigation. He also has experience with infill project streamlining, density bonus and housing laws, affordable housing and historic preservation regulations, as well as advising clients on public-private partnerships, the Subdivision Map Act, the Williamson Act, and cannabis land use regulations, along with easement and boundary dispute matters.

A contributing editor on the 2010 – 2011 Edition of State and Local Government Land Use Liability, and a reviewer of the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Municipal Law Handbook, Todd also has spoken throughout the state on land use law, with particular emphasis on CEQA.

He previously was vice chair of the Land Use practice group at Morgan Miller Blair.  He began his legal career at Bingham McCutchen where he focused on land use and commercial litigation.


  • The California Municipal Law Handbook, reviewer, 2012-2013
  • "Court Sets Aside Recent GHE Limits," The Recorder, April 6, 2012


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East Bay Leadership Council
  • Member
  • Land Use Task Force

State Bar of California
  • Vice Chair, Real Property Section, Land Use Subsection

Awards & Recognition


  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 - 2018
  • Extern, Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California



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