Michael Rinne, LL.M.

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I work here because...

...I feel passionate about building a healthy and sustainable world for my child and for others. I work here because I can utilize the law to help people in need and to improve our environment. That's why I went to law school in the first place...

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Main Office/ Mailing Address
3478 Buskirk Ave., Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Practice Areas

Mr. Michael Rinné is a Bankruptcy and Business lawyer in Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and Fairfield.

He has been supervising attorney for one of the largest bankruptcy law firms in Northern California. He is handling  Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Rinne is known for his commitment to delivering superior services to his clients. Additionally having worked at a large debt collection law firm in the past provides him with the knowledge to effectively represent his clients against credit card companies in defense litigation, debt negotiation and bankruptcy.

As the managing partner and founder of Rinne Legal,  and as of-counsel to Winheller & Associates, Mr. Rinne represents German and international individuals and corporate clients involved in cross-border transactions.

Mr. Rinne advises renewable energy companies on US law and regulations. Part of Mr. Rinne’s expertise is advising companies and individuals on setting up subsidiaries and branches in the US.

Mr. Rinne received his J.D. from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and clerked for the Honorable judge Schaefer at the District Court Hechingen. In addition to his Juris Doctor he received a Master of Laws from Golden Gate University, San Francisco (USA), uniquely qualifying him to serve internationally- operating companies and individuals. Mr. Rinne has been an associate attorney with Gartenberg Gelfand Wasson & Selden LLP practicing in the areas of US business law and litigation. Michael Rinne is now a Walnut Creek, Fairfield and Pleasanton bankruptcy and business attorney focusing on sustainable solutions.

Master of Laws (LLM), Golden Gate University, San Francisco

JD, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Judge Schaefer, District Court Hechingen, Germany

Philosophy, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

Associations and Volunteering

International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers

American Friends of Germany, Inc.

State Bar of California

German Bar Association

American Business Association

World Affairs Council

Toastmasters International


Mr. Rinne worked for renowned law firms before founding RinneLegal, Inc.

  • Gartenberg Gelfand Wasson & Selden LLP
    Business law, civil & commercial litigation

  • Latham & Watkins
    Intellectual Property litigation project

  • California Law Firm
    Mortgage negotiations and bankruptcy law.

Mr. Rinne is of-counsel for Winheller Attorneys at Law where he is in charge of the firm´s US law department.


German, English, some Spanish and Russian