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As environmental lawyers practicing throughout the State of California, with offices in Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Truckee, we cover the spectrum of legal issues involving environmental and natural resources law. We created this blog in order to inform clients and readers about developing environmental stories that impact the California business community. Expect our posts to address not only what happened but also the “what now” from a business perspective.

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Carissa BeechamCarissa BeechamAssociate916.319.4643EmailCarissa's Linkedin ProfileCarissa Beecham focuses her practice on complex business litigation, representing both public and private clients in pre-trial discovery and motion practice through appeals, and in negotiating complex settlement agreements.More
Parissa FlorezParissa FlorezAssociate858.794.4106EmailParissa's Linkedin ProfileParissa Florez focuses her practice in environmental and energy law, emphasizing land use, environmental due diligence, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permit approval process, municipal law, and land use and environmental litigation. More
Melissa FosterMelissa FosterPartner916.319.4673EmailMelissa's Linkedin ProfileMelissa Foster focuses her practice on environmental compliance and energy facility siting. Her experience includes permitting natural gas-fired and solar energy facilities, as well as regulatory compliance and permitting involving water quality issues. More
Kimberly HellwigKimberly HellwigParalegal916.319.4742EmailKimberly's Linkedin ProfileKimberly Hellwig is a paralegal with the firm’s Energy Development practice group and also supports the firm’s Environmental Land Use and Natural Resources practice group.More
Tom HenryTom HenryPartner916.319.4667EmailThomas's Linkedin ProfileTom Henry is a mining attorney whose practice involves permitting and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as resolving other land use, title and regulatory compliance issues. More
Melissa A. JonesMelissa A. JonesPartner916.319.4649EmailMelissa's Linkedin ProfileMelissa A. Jones provides experienced and practical counsel in complex commercial litigation, appellate matters and white collar criminal defense. A partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, she has represented clients from a broad range of industries in civil and criminal litigation matters.More
Wes MilibandWes MilibandOf Counsel916.319.4676EmailWes's Linkedin ProfileWes Miliband is a California water lawyer focused primarily on water supply and water rights in advisory, transactional, and litigation matters.More
Mike MillsMike MillsPartner916.319.4642EmailMichael's Linkedin ProfileMike Mills is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas, Pipelines and Mining Industry Team. His practice involves a wide spectrum of natural resources matters...More
Shannon MorrisseyShannon MorrisseyAssociate916.319.4671EmailShannon's Linkedin ProfileShannon Morrissey is an associate in Stoel Rives' Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources practice group. She has experience with permitting, transactional and natural resources matters. More
Michelle RuddMichelle RuddPartner503.294.9390EmailMichelle's Linkedin ProfileMichelle Rudd is a partner whose practice focuses on helping clients get their projects off the drawing board and on the ground. Her work focuses on community development issues related to condemnation and eminent domain and land use permitting.More
Michael ShermanMichael ShermanPartner916.319.4792EmailMichael's Linkedin ProfileMichael Sherman is a California mining and oil and gas attorney. Michael assists clients with acquiring and leasing mineral rights and permitting the extraction of oil, gas and other mineral resources. More
Eric SkanchyEric SkanchyAssociate916.319.4746EmailEric's Linkedin ProfileEric Skanchy focuses his practice on the California oil and gas industry. A member of the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, he works with clients to acquire and lease mineral rights and he prepares drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions. More
Allison SmithAllison SmithPartner916.319.4759EmailAllison's Linkedin ProfileAllison Smith focuses her practice on the permitting and siting of geothermal, solar, wind, biomass and gas-fired energy facilities in California.More
Timothy TaylorTimothy TaylorPartner916.319.4754EmailTimothy's Linkedin ProfileTim Taylor helps residential, commercial and industrial developers achieve compliance with California's numerous land use and environmental laws, with a particular focus on the California Environmental Quality Act and related litigation.More
Ivan TetherIvan TetherEmailIvan's Linkedin ProfileIvan Tether, principal of Tether Law, enjoys a strategic collaboration with Stoel Rives LLP. In his firm’s capacity as Advisor and Consultant, Mr. Tether has more than 30 years of air quality and environmental law experience.More
Bao VuBao VuAssociate916.319.4658EmailBao's Linkedin ProfileBao Vu is a member of Stoel Rives' Litigation practice group and advises clients on regulatory compliance issues as well as representing them in complex commercial and environmental litigation. More