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Dr. Wolfgang Patzelt

Partner, certified specialist for administrative law, lecturer at Biberach University of Applied Sciences

On the one hand, Dr Wolfgang Patzelt advises project developers and investors on the swift and legally correct implementation and organisation of building laws. While doing so, he looks after housing, commercial, and industrial projects as well as those covering the field of renewable energies, predominantly wind power and photovoltaics. On the other hand, he also represents local councils in fields associated with urban planning laws. In addition to his involvement in zoning plans, he concentrates on drafting town planning agreements concerning the development of building land, the creation of communal building land concepts and models meeting the housing needs of the local population as well as the development of new quarters or town districts, e.g. via urban planning development measures, using above all cooperative models. Dr Patzelt also represents councils and owners in connection with large-scale infrastructure projects (roads, rails, airports, waterway construction). Another special field that he focusses on is conservation and species protection law, protection laws covering water, soil and historic monuments, immission control laws as well as planning permission law including expropriation and compensation laws.

Practice areas
  • Development of commercial, residential, and industrial building projects
  • Development of wind and photovoltaic parks
  • Urban planning law, urban development, models for affordable housing (Baulandmodell) and for meeting the housing needs of the local population (Einheimischenmodell)
  • Infrastructure projects, specialist planning and planning permission (roads/rails/water/air)
  • Environmental law, in particular species protection involving building projects
Vita
  • 11/1994 - 02/1999 Studies at the University of Augsburg
  • 2002 - 2002 Legal clerkship in Landshut; higher regional court district of Munich
  • 2002 Scientific assistant at Labbé & Partner, Munich
  • 2003 Admitted to the German Bar
  • 2003 - 2008 Lawyer at Labbé & Partner, Munich
  • 2008 Certified specialist for administrative law
  • 2008 - 2014 Lawyer at Bird & Bird LLP, Munich
  • 2010 PhD in law at the University of Augsburg, dissertation on “Siphoning off planned earnings in urban development planning
  • 2014 - 2021 Lawyer and Partner at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
  • 2021 Joining RITTERSHAUS as partner
Other activities and memberships
  • Lecturer on Town Planning and Conservation Law at the Federal Association for Housing and Urban Development (vhw)
  • Teaching assignment at Biberach University
Publications
  • „Die Dauer der naturschutzrechtlichen Unterhaltungsmaßnahmen bei Bebauungsplänen“ ZUR 7-8/2020, S. 41 ff.
  • „EU und Einheimischenmodelle - Akuter Handlungsbedarf bei Städten und Gemeinden: Wie bestehende Einheimischenmodelle zu überarbeiten sind“ Österreichischer Städtebund, ÖGZ 04/2019, S. 66 ff
  • „Europäische Union und Einheimischenmodell – Akuter Handlungsbedarf bei Städten und Gemeinden“ KommJur 2018, S. 321 ff
  • „Privilegierung von Bürgerenergieanlagen – Gewinnen mit Beteiligungsmodellen“ Energiewirtschaft (EW) 10/2017, S. 16 f
  • „Milieuschutzgebiete - Städtisches Vorkaufsrecht als Druckmittel für politische Ziele?“ Die Immobilie, 02.10.2017
  • „Baulandentwicklung - Risiken bei Verträgen zwischen Gemeinden und Projektentwicklern“ Die Immobilie, 22.08.2017
  •  „Alle gewinnen mit Beteiligungsmodellen“ BWK, Bd. 69 (2017) Nr. 10, Gastkommentar, S. 3
  • „Beteiligung von Gemeinden an Windkraftanlagen über städtebauliche Verträge?“ ZUR 2/2014, S. 89 ff
  • Kommentar zur 10-H-Regelung in Bayern „Der Gesetzentwurf ist angreifbar“, Erneuerbare Energien, Mai 2014, S. 10
  • „Der Trick mit der EEG-Umlage“, Sonne Wind & Wärme 01/2014, S 57
  • „Kein Solarstadel im Außenbereich“, Photon Europe, Januar 2013, S. 73
  • „Die Absicherung von Vermeidungs- und Ausgleichsmaßnahmen im Bebauungsplanverfahren über städtebauliche Verträge“, ZUR 11/2011, S. 600 ff
  • „Die Abschöpfung des Planungsgewinns in der Bauleitplanung“, Diss., Peter Lang Verlag 2010
Selected mandates
  • Creating the entire cooperative development of a new district in a city in Southern Germany
  • Representation of project developers to obtain planning approval for numerous wind farms across Germany under the German Federal Immission Control Act
  • Development of a residential area with 200 residential units in the West of Germany
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