Zach is a member of RWG’s Public Law Department. He advises local governments and other public agencies on a variety of transactional and advisory matters. His practice includes advising clients on land use law, planning and zoning laws, election law, CEQA, the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and other legal issues facing public agencies. He also assists staff with drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and staff reports; attends Planning Commission meetings; and counsels clients with respect to new and pending legislation.
Work for Clients
Zach serves as Planning Commission Counsel for the City of Covina. He previously served as an Assistant City Attorney and Planning Commission Counsel for the City of Indio.
Zach joined Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2017 as a Summer Associate. While in law school he externed for the Honorable Justice John L. Segal of the California Court of Appeal and clerked for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, General Counsel Division. He was also a Comments Editor for the UCLA Law Review, a Writing Advisor, and a Research Assistant to Professor E. Tendayi Achiume.
Prior to his legal career, Zach worked on political campaigns and at the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Event // 2022 Legislative UpdateAmerican Planning Association, Orange County Section, 04.28.2022
- Event // The Brown Act After COVID-19: Recent Developments, Enduring ChallengesCAALAC (City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County), 02.17.2022
- Presentation // Virtual Public Meetings under AB 361: New Law, Familiar ChallengesIndependent Special Districts of Orange County Quarterly Meeting, 10.28.2021
- Presentation // Shared Mobility: Ins and Outs2020 League of California Cities Planning Commissioners Academy, 03.05.2020
- Event // Shared Mobility: Ins & OutsACC-OC (Association of California Cities Orange County) Lunch & Learn, 08.14.2019
- City Attorneys' Spring Conference, 05.09.2019
- 12.09.2019California Special Districts Association
- Shared E-Scooters: Proliferation, Litigation, and Regulation09.2019California Litigation, Volume 32, No. 2
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison