Elizabeth L. Bridges

Elizabeth L. Bridges



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Liz Bridges is a Partner of the firm specializing in land use and environmental law and related litigation. She has successfully led clients through due diligence, the environmental review and entitlement process, enforcement, as well as litigation defending entitlements for a wide range of land use projects, including individual and multi-family residential, small and large-scale commercial and industrial, higher education, renewable energy (wind and solar), and other development projects throughout California. She represents clients in administrative proceedings before local planning commissions, city councils, boards of supervisors, and other regulatory bodies, and in both the Superior and Appellate courts. Her practice involves municipal permitting, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, property rights, zoning and planning laws, endangered species, water quality, water rights, hazardous waste, state lands, air quality, and contaminated properties. 

Ms. Bridges also specializes in handling all kinds of real estate matters for high net worth individuals and family offices, including matters related to the purchase and development of commercial and high-end residential properties, with a particular emphasis on privacy, security, and entity formation.

Prior to joining SSL, Ms. Bridges was an associate at Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson and Downey Brand. While at UC Hastings College of Law, Ms. Bridges served as an editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly and volunteered at the General Assistance Advocacy Project. Ms. Bridges received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northwestern University. Ms. Bridges has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, Northern California.


Undergraduate School:  Northwestern University; Evanston, IL  

Law School: UC Hastings College of Law; San Francisco, CA  

Practice Areas:

Land Use Counseling and Entitlements, Environmental, Private Capital and Personal Real Property Services, Litigation

Representative Transactions

  • Perform land use diligence for purchase, investment, and development of multi-family, commercial, and industrial assets throughout California
  • Assist with purchase and development of estate properties worth up to $100 million in California, Montana, Hawaii, and New York
  • Obtain entitlements for multi-family and commercial projects in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities
  • Negotiate easements, development agreements, and other real property and land use contracts

Published Decisions

  • Citizens Opposing a Dangerous Environment v. County of Kern (2014) 228 Cal. App. 4th 360
  • Arcadia Development Co. v. City of Morgan Hill (2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 253

Professional Activities

  • Member, SF Commercial Real Estate Women (SF CREW)
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Marin County Bar Association