Energy and natural resources services

Energy business transactions


When it comes to transactions in the energy industry, our experience and capabilities extend far beyond our geographic footprint. From assisting with the actual legal issues that arise with mergers and acquisitions, to handling related government relations, intellectual property, real estate and tax matters, our attorneys can assist your business before, after and during your transaction. We can also assist with performing environmental due diligence, including evaluation of site assessments and compliance audits, coordination of permit transfers, negotiation and oversight of remediation activities, and preparation of contractual provisions for the transfer, release or limitation of liability. Because tax equity is a critical part of the capital structure for energy projects, we can assist you with the structuring of your financial agreement, and provide any necessary support when it comes to eligible renewable energy projects.



William Beckley profile image

William Beckley

Joseph M. Muska profile image

Joseph M. Muska

Erin Walsh Cicarella profile image

Erin Walsh Cicarella

Richard H. Blake profile image

Richard H. Blake

David M. Kall profile image

David M. Kall

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger profile image

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

Michael W. Wise profile image

Michael W. Wise

Christal L. Contini profile image

Christal L. Contini

Beth I. Gillin profile image

Beth I. Gillin

Theodore J. Esborn profile image

Theodore J. Esborn

Dan L. Makee profile image

Dan L. Makee

Anthony D. Konkoly profile image

Anthony D. Konkoly

Richard N. Kessler profile image

Richard N. Kessler

Chad Arfons profile image

Chad Arfons

Drew Romig profile image

Drew Romig

John T. Metzger profile image

John T. Metzger

Michael J. Klein profile image

Michael J. Klein

Matthew R. Rechner profile image

Matthew R. Rechner

Representative Matters
  • Forming and represented a Hydro start up company
  • Serving as general counsel for multiple energy development companies
  • Served as general counsel for an offshore wind project, including RFP creation and managing responses, addressing regulatory issues, negotiating development agreement, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), property rights, and general commercial agreements
  • Corporate creation of a wave energy company – Counsel included multiple capital raises, international IP management, addressing state and federal regulatory issues
  • Representing a purchaser of a 100MW wind farm
  • Representing owners in structuring and negotiating a pre-paid power purchase agreement and in all aspects of the 2.2MW solar photovoltaic project
  • Active in the anaerobic digester space on behalf of a developer and multiple owners
  • Negotiating dozens of gas and electric supply agreements

Representative matters specific to  M&A 

  • Acquiring a specialty chemical company that supplies product to the shale gas market
  • Assisting developers in acquiring and selling oil and gas assets

Representative matters specific to government relations/regulatory 

  • Representing a consortium of coal companies in securing a federal appropriation as part of a bankruptcy work out
  • Assisting a Hydro start up company in regards to its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Army Corp permits
  • Representing a wind developer in its Public Utility Commission (PUC) negotiations re siting and rate recovery
  • Representing an industrial at the PUC in securing a special electricity contract

Representative matters specific to IP

  • Waste heat utilization for power generation
  • Fracking technique improvements
  • Solar applications
  • Wind turbines
  • Natural gas transportation
  • Fuel cell and battery technologies

Representative matters specific to real estate

  • Counseling clients on oil and gas issues, the Ohio Dormant Minerals Rights Act, easements, tax issues, farm out agreements, joint ventures, including; surface rights agreements, and lease negotiations
  • Negotiating leases and related agreements for onshore and offshore wind projects
  • Negotiating leases and easements for solar projects
  • Assisting owners and developers with the development of industrial water resources
  • Pre-Development counseling for combined heat and power cogeneration (COGEN) projects
  • Counseling owners concerning engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and development agreements
  • Represented seller of over 1,000-acre mining property containing silica sand (for hydraulic fracturing), iron ore and related minerals