September 10, 2013 (Walnut Creek, CA)– LawFuel Law Firm Newswire – Miller Starr Regalia, a preeminent California real estate firm for more than 45 years, announced today that Bryan W. Wenter is joining the firm’s Walnut Creek office as a shareholder in the Land Use Practice Group.
Prior to joining Miller Starr Regalia, Wenter was City Attorney for Walnut Creek, where he advised the City Council, Planning Commission and City Manager on all aspects of municipal law, including planning and zoning laws and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In his role, he represented the City in processing and defense of land use approvals and CEQA compliance for notable new projects, including a downtown anchor department store, transit oriented development near BART, and numerous mixed-use and multi-family developments, as well as negotiated and drafted various land use transactional documents.
“We have worked with Bryan in the past and know that he is intelligent, diligent and focused on practical solutions,” said Anthony M. Leones, Miller Starr Regalia’s Managing Shareholder. “He possesses the professional and personal qualities the firm embodies, and we are delighted that he is joining our Land Use Practice Group.”
“The Land Use Practice Group is a hallmark of Miller Starr Regalia’s real estate law practice, and Bryan will add to our group’s considerable depth and expertise in California’s land use, environmental and municipal law.” said Arthur F. Coon, co-chair of the Land Use Practice Group. “We are thrilled that an attorney with Bryan’s ability to navigate the state’s challenging and ever-more complex planning and development process is joining our group.”
Wenter received his B.A. from the University of Oregon, his Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Wenter has written extensively on land use, planning and zoning law and is a reviewer for the Land Use and Environmental Law Review.
“Miller Starr Regalia has an exemplary statewide reputation in real estate and particularly in land use and zoning,” said Wenter. “I already know many of my new colleagues and am very excited to bring my knowledge and recent city experience and perspective to the firm and its clients.”