The Rudder Law Group is a small, female-owned East Bay business that provides high quality legal services at a fraction of the cost of big law firms. We specialize in assisting clients with the environmental review and permitting processes for infrastructure, utility and public/private development projects. We have extensive public agency experience and understand the importance of maintaining agency relationships and diplomacy in obtaining entitlement approvals. We have spent many years working with this goal in mind and can provide value added insight into the process in addition to providing excellent legal advice.
We can advise you at every step along the way in the development process, from property acquisition and due diligence, to environmental review and natural resource permitting approvals, to regulatory compliance. In addition, we have extensive experience providing internal training to staff within organizations to ensure compliance on all fronts.
We provide environmental legal services in a variety of areas, including matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), state and federal endangered species, wetlands, water rights, water supply and water quality, coastal development and land use entitlements. We counsel clients and prepare and process applications before a myriad of agencies with special jurisdiction, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management, the State Water Quality Control Board, the Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Coastal Commission, the California State Lands Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. We look forward to working with you to meet your needs and to seamlessly move your projects through the entitlement process.