We focus on the alternative/deregulated energy industry. We work with many of the nation's leading developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders involved in the production of energy from biomass, hydropower, wind, solar, cogeneration, landfill and bio-gas, and alternative fuel feedstocks. We tailor our services and costs to the very specific needs of this national industrial sector.
Our Energy Group professionals have deep, hands-on experience in the energy sector. We combine this experience with our tax, corporate and regulatory practices to create an integrated suite of legal services for our energy clients.
We don't try to be all things to the energy industry. We don't do oil and gas leasing, utility mergers, nuclear licensing, or international energy consulting. What we do is focus on the North American alternative energy industry, with the goal of being the best, most cost-effective provider of legal services to that specific sector. Our services include:
- negotiation of development, energy sales, real property and construction agreements;
- negotiation and closing of debt/leveraged lease/equity financings for developers and capital providers;.
- filings and appearances before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other federal and state regulatory agencies around the United States, including public utility commissions, siting councils and environmental agencies.
- providing clients with timely updates of new and relevant legislative opportunities such as federal tax credit changes and state renewable energy credit programs.
- Represent a New York lending institution in the financing of up to 20 direct use commercial solar power installations in California and New Jersey, including the development of a transaction structure that allows for multi-party construction and term financing and allocations of federal tax credits to a third party investor.
Represent a developer in the acquisition of a biomass-fueled power plant in Maine, together with the negotiation of engineering/procurement/construction agreements and construction financing for a plant retrofit designed to enable the plant's output to qualify for renewable energy credits in various state renewable portfolio standard programs;
Represent a Canadian power development company in the acquisition of a portfolio of hydropower plants located in the United States, including full legal due diligence review of real property and water rights and FERC regulatory issues.
Represent a Colorado-based developer in the development and financing of a commercial wind project in Massachusetts, including real estate acquisition and negotiation of third party investment.
Assist a Fortune 200 company develop an internal cogeneration plant fueled in part by landfill gas from a nearby landfill, and advise on tax credit availability and utility interconnections.
Provide to clients a practical guide on exploiting opportunities arising under recent federal energy legislation, and provide clients with access to a continuously updated database on state renewable power programs and tradable renewable energy credit markets.