About Us


I am at a stage in my life where stability is key to a successful future. Without Rinne Legal my family and I would still be struggling financially. I owe it to Rinne Legal for giving me my dreams back and enabling me to have a second chance.

J.C., Vallejo, California

Mission Statement

We are motivated by our sense of mission and a commitment to promoting a better community and the environment.

We strive to be mindful lawyers. We practice with a sense of human dignity and sustainable solutions. It is wonderful to see what happens when talented and motivated people come together to make a difference in the world through law.


Bankruptcy Law and Estate Planning

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer

Our bankruptcy team focuses on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Estate Planning such as drafting and funding of revocable living trusts. We have a developed expertise in bankruptcy law. The founder Michael Rinne is a contributor and publisher of bankruptcy news and theory through his bankruptcy blogs.

Renewable Energy Law

Bay Area Renewable Energy Law Firm

Our renewable energy practice serves non-profits and small to medium-sized companies in the renewable energy sector. We have a strong international orientation.

Who We Are

The team at Rinne Legal consists of some of the brightest and most creative legal thinkers in the business. Our attorneys come from the nations best colleges such as Stanford University, UCLA and Rutgers. Our team members work here because working with clients who are fresh thinkers as we are, is very gratifying.

Our services to our clients are meaningful and fulfilling. We are motivated by our sense of mission and a commitment to promoting a better community and the environment. It is wonderful to see what happens when talented and motivated people come together to make a difference in the world through law.

Legal Fees

We chose our profession because we are passionate about what we do. Our clients come to us because they are in financial distress.  We recognize this and we make our fees reasonable, focusing on long term relationships and satisfaction.

For our non-profit and small business clients we offer individualized services that often cost far less than the fees charged by large law firms. Our fees are transparent and often we offer flat fees and tell our client how much something will cost upfront.

We want our clients to grow and succeed and we focus on the long-term benefits of a mutually beneficial relationship.

For a specific fee quote, please contact us.


All our attorneys have large law firm experience including the leading renewable energy law firm in Germany and large corporate law firms in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California. Our Walnut Creek Bankruptcy attorneys have handled numerous Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases at one of the leading bankruptcy law firms in Northern California before joining Rinne Legal. Their decision to join Rinne Legal was based on our commitment to practice sustainable advocacy and to be on the forefront of emerging issues.

Focus on Emerging Renewable Energy Issues

As a San Francisco Energy Law Firm we focus on climate change and sustainability issues. Companies in the renewable energy field such as solar companies, wind farm providers, geothermal and installation companies require a bundle of diverse kinds of legal assistance. Our strength is to identify the particular needs of each company and our solutions help them succeed in the alternative energy market. We offer energy regulatory advice, entity formation, subsidiary structuring, financing, acquisition, intellectual property and real estate consulting. For areas of law that we do not cover, such as business litigation, securities litigation or employment law, we cooperate with attorneys who specialize in these areas.

Our Values

We are authentic and we value a collaborative work style. Our commitment to resolving our clients' issues and to help our clients' succeed is unwavering. We are passionate about our work. We are strategic thinkers beyond the legal realm. We see opportunities where others may only find problems. Our team is dedicated to making a positive impact.

We serve clients in Sacramento County, Solano County and Contra Costa County. Our Alternative Energy practice reaches clients throughout California, Europe and Asia.  Rinne Legal has Sacramento and Contra Costa bankruptcy lawyers with offices in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek.

We create sustainable solutions for individuals and for companies, whether in the area of bankruptcy or renewable energy law. Our clients choose us because we dare to try new approaches to the practice of law. We handle bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases in both Contra Costa and Solano Counties. We have offices in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.

All clients are guided by the attorneys themselves to ensure quality representation. We educate our clients on alternatives to bankruptcy.

We are bankruptcy attorneys in Walnut Creek, Fairfield, Oakland and Pleasanton. We assist clients in Alameda County, Solano County and Contra Costa County. Our alternative energy practice is active all over California and the world.