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Ryan J. Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, PC
601 Montgomery Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-906-3733
Fax: 415-288-9755
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning (60%), Environmental (20%), Real Estate: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ryan J. Patterson is a shareholder at Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, PC. His practice focuses on land use, zoning and permitting, real estate litigation, and environmental litigation. He regularly represents clients before the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, state and federal courts, and various government agencies.

Mr. Patterson's clients include both project sponsors and project opponents, giving him unique insight into the goals and strategies of each. He has represented clients in a wide variety of real estate cases involving code noncompliance, zoning variances, conditional use permits, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), construction defects, easements and encroachments, short‑term rentals (Airbnb), “formula retail” controls, commercial and residential breach of lease, breach of contract, and the Housing Accountability Act.

He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and UCLA School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of UCLA’s largest law journal and as President of the UCLA Business Law Association.

About Ryan J. Patterson

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Real Property Section
  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California

Educational Background

  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Major: Government, 2007
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Office Location for Ryan J. Patterson

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last Updated: 4/28/2020

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