- J.D., Hastings College of the Law
- M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley
- B.A. Sociology, Colgate University
Fred is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is active in the professional organization of California planners, California Chapter, American Planning Association, and he is a past member of the Board of Directors, Northern Section of the California Chapter of APA. Over the past fifteen years, Fred has served as a member of the faculties of the graduate program of the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, and of the Urban Studies Department at California State University, San Francisco. At Berkeley and San Francisco he has taught the following courses: Planning and the Legal Process and Implementing Plans, Land Use Controls and Politics, Law and the Urban Environment. At the request of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, he reviewed and contributed to the California General Plan Guidelines and Specific Plans in the Golden State.
Fred's typical developer client is the proponent of a large scale, multi phase project requiring land use approvals from multiple levels of government, e.g., federal, state, regional, and local. He advises and directly assists the developer client in obtaining these approvals in the most cost effective, expeditious manner. Once obtained, he protects these approvals from California's law on vested rights by negotiating development agreements and using Vesting Tentative Maps. Fred also is skilled in integrating local development approvals with the municipal financing vehicles (1911/1915 Act Assessment Districts, Mello-Roos CFDs) available to provide the infrastructure needed by the developer's project.
Fred received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Colgate University in 1968. He then served in the U.S. Navy for 4-1/2 years, including three years as Engineering Officer on USS Bonefish (SS 582), which made two deployments to the Western Pacific and completed five special operations. He holds a master's degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. While a graduate student at Berkeley, he received the American Institute of Planners Award for Outstanding Achievement, given annually to one graduate student. In 1978 he received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Fred has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1978, and his State Bar Number is 83368.