Peter F. Ziblatt

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Peter practices land use and real estate law. His twenty-year real estate career has encompassed law, real estate development and banking. He specializes in complex land use entitlement matters for both residential and commercial real estate; including natural resources/environmental issues, public agency negotiations and public hearing representation. He brings a distinct business centric perspective to his legal practice stemming from his private sector land development, home building and real estate asset management experience.

In 2008, during the height of the financial crisis, Peter joined Wells Fargo Bank’s Commercial Owned Real Estate group as a Vice President to lead a team that oversaw the foreclosure acquisition, asset management and disposition of a bank-owned commercial real estate portfolio in excess of $500 million, with assets throughout the United States and across all commercial real estate asset classes, including land, residential, office and retail assets. Utilizing his diverse skill set in real estate development and law, Peter’s team was able maximize the Bank’s recovery of capital and successfully unwound troubled real estate market positions in a challenging economic environment. Key successes included the asset management and disposition of the 7000 acre Victory Ranch golf course community in Park City Utah and the re-entitlement, development and partial sale of the 3000 unit Fiddyment Ranch in Roseville California.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo Bank, Peter spent six years at Braddock and Logan, a Bay Area-based private real estate development group, where he acquired and/or entitled over 1000 residential units across the Bay Area. He acquired and entitled a 36 unit single-family development in Millbrae California which was the first new single-family development in Millbrae in 40 years. Additionally, he managed the natural resource permitting of the 1000 unit Poisitano development in Dublin California and the multi-year entitlement of the 435 unit Bordoni Ranch property in Vallejo California. Peter’s knowledge of land use and environmental law allowed him to successfully resolve difficult entitlement issues including negotiations with City, State and Federal officials.

Peter began his legal career in the San Francisco office of the national law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton where he represented real estate clients in land use development, natural resources/environmental matters and commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on the Subdivision Map Act, CEQA, California Coastal Act (Coastal Commission), and wetlands and endangered species issues.
 

Education

– J.D., University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1998
– M.A., Public Policy (Land Use Policy emphasis) California State University, Sacramento 1994
– B.A., Political Science, University California, Santa Barbara 1989
 

Memberships

– Member of the California Bar
– Licensed California Real Estate Broker