Melissa Foster is a partner in the Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group in the firm’s Sacramento office. Melissa focuses her practice on energy facility siting and environmental compliance and is an active member of the firm's Energy Initiative. Her experience includes permitting natural gas-fired and solar energy facilities, as well as regulatory compliance and permitting involving water quality issues. She also has experience with CEQA, environmental and real property litigation.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Melissa was an associate at Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento (2003-2006), worked as a law clerk in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the California State Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento (summers 2001, 2002) and was a research assistant at the University of Oregon School of Law Ocean and Coastal Law Center in Eugene, Oregon (2002-2003).
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