Renewable Energy

We advise developers, contractors, utilities, power marketers, lenders and other investors that are committed to the development and commercial operation of renewable energy projects. Our team of experienced attorneys has counseled on a wide variety of green power projects: wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, smart grid, energy storage (including fuel cells and micro grids), and energy efficiency and demand-side management. We have decades of experience in the energy industry, and our team works seamlessly with other disciplines, including environmental law, real estate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax law, and intellectual property.

Our team works on projects all over the United States and internationally. Our team has substantial regulatory and transactional experience, which makes us different from most other firms with a Renewable Energy practice. As experienced regulatory lawyers, we guide clients through federal, state, and local laws and regulations and represent clients before regulatory commissions and other governmental bodies. As experienced renewable energy transactional lawyers, we work on hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of acquisitions, divestitures and financings for a variety of renewable power projects. We routinely negotiate and prepare purchase and sale, loan, power purchase, and sale agreements as well as real estate, construction and procurement contracts.

In addition to our project development experience, we have substantial experience in the purchase, sale and use of renewable energy credits and certificates, emissions credits, and tax credits. We have been at the forefront of renewable portfolio standard developments in the United States and were actively involved in the drafting of energy restructuring legislation that included requirements for renewable portfolio standards. We also have worked with energy and environmental regulators to develop a first-of-its-kind system to track the fuel source, emissions and other attributes of all generation in the United States.