Wilson Wendt

Shareholder
925.941.3217

Wilson is a transactional shareholder and is recognized in the field of land use legislation. He has been called upon to consult and testify on a number of land use issues. He works with a number of high-profile corporate clients as well as residential and commercial developers.

Wilson is a transactional shareholder and is recognized in the field of land use legislation. He has been called upon to consult and testify on a number of land use issues. He works with a number of high-profile corporate clients as well as residential and commercial developers.

Biography

As a transactional shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office, Wilson Wendt provides experienced representation in real estate law, land use, and entitlement processing.

In his land use practice, Wilson assists clients with CEQA compliance, defense and compliance opinions, due diligence, growth control measures, development conditions and exactions, redevelopment, zoning, rezoning and subdivisions, planning and general plans, Williamson Act contracts, variances, and annexations. Wilson’s business transaction practice focuses on land acquisition agreements and entitlement processing.

Wilson’s clients include Bayer Corporation, Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center, Hyatt Corporation, DB Real Estate, the Carlyle Group, Black Rock Financial, Cross Harbor Partners, Garaventa Enterprises, Syar Industries, Shea Homes, and a number of residential and commercial developers.

Wilson has been called upon to testify before legislative committees on proposed subdivision and land use legislation, and he has counseled cities and other governmental bodies concerning zoning and environmental law matters. He also advised the County of Santa Barbara in establishing a process to settle litigation over development of a portion of the Gaviota Coast.

Wilson has also served as a land use and real estate consultant and expert witness in a number of litigation matters. His services include providing analyses of litigation positions, giving deposition testimony and testimony at trial. 

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (1966)

B.A., San Jose State University (1963)

Associations

USF School of Law – Adjunct professor

Has taught Community College, CLE and CEB courses on land use and entitlement issues.

Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers® – Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2001–2019)

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August 15, 2018

Arthur Coon Of Miller Starr Regalia Selected As Best Lawyers In America © 2019 “Lawyer Of The Year” Oakland Land Use And Zoning Law - 10 MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Arthur F. Coon, co-chair of the firm's Land Use Practice Group and chair of its Appellate Practice Group, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019© and has been honored as the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Oakland Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year”.