Frank R. Petrilli

Arent Fox LLP

Frank Petrilli is a partner in the Real Estate and Land Use groups at Arent Fox, where he is a trusted adviser to his clients on all matters related to entitlement strategy, land use and land use litigation, and compliance under the California Environmental Quality Act. His practice primarily focuses on helping clients obtain entitlements for complex and controversial developments and resolving problems at all stages in the development process from early planning through construction. In addition to being a "lawyer's lawyer,"​ Frank is interested in developing creative strategies to address the Bay Area's housing shortage, long-term transportation planning, community organizing, and sustainable design. Frank has been named a "Northern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in every year since 2016 (awarded to top 2.5% of California attorneys under 40), and is listed in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Legal 500 as a recommended land use attorney.

Frank obtained his JD from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, with a specialization in Philosophy of Law. In addition to SAMCEDA, he is also involved with SPUR, the Bay Area Council, and the Urban Land Institute.