Patricia Curtin Honored as a Northern California Real Estate Woman of Influence

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, one of the largest law firms in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the region, congratulates Land Use Partner Patricia Curtin on being selected as a 2015 Northern California Real Estate Woman of Influence. Recognizing women across the industry for their contributions and achievements to Northern California real estate, honorees were presented with awards at a special luncheon in San Francisco and profiled in a supplement to the San Francisco Business Times.

A member of Wendel Rosen’s three-person Management Committee, Curtin’s practice emphasizes land use and local government law, representing both private and public sector clients. Curtin works with landowners and developers of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural property, including wine growers, wineries and related businesses; shopping center owners; hotel/resort owners; educational institutions; and hospitals and other medical facilities. She represents several public agencies as special land use counsel and is general counsel to 12 Geologic Hazard Abatement Districts. Curtin lectures and writes extensively in the areas of land use and local government law and is a co-author of a national publication, State & Local Government Land Use Liability, which she updates annually.

Active within her industry and the community, Curtin serves as Planning Commissioner for the City of Lafayette, is on the Board of Directors of HomeAid Northern California, is a founding board member and secretary of the California Association of Geological Hazard Abatement Districts, and is a member of East Bay Commercial Real Estate Women and the League of California Cities. She was also a founding member of the Special Education Enrichment Development Network in Lafayette and is a board member of Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, a non-profit providing support for mental and physically disabled adults. Earlier this year, Curtin was named a “Most Influential Woman in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times.

Curtin earned her J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1987) and her B.A. from California State University, Chico (1984).

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