Craig E. Spencer

Associate

Overview

Craig Spencer is an associate for the firm’s Land Use and Natural Resources Team. His work focuses on land use, natural resources, and environmental law matters across various industries.

Before joining the firm, Craig was a legal intern for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General and a student clinician with Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic. Before law school, Craig was the lead assistant for the Natural Resources Defense Council in litigation concerning drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan.

Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in history and international studies from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly.

Representative
Matters

Representing REIT developer in the entitlement of a 200,000 square foot building with R&D and office uses in South San Francisco’s East of 101 Area.

Representing corporate user in the entitlement of an expansion of its corporate headquarters in the City of Sunnyvale.

Representing developer in CEQA litigation challenging Bay Area housing development.

Advising developers of commercial, residential, and educational projects in the Bay Area on entitlement strategies and CEQA compliance.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2010
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2019, Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law