Energy and natural resources services

Renewable energy development

Expertise

Renewable energy has become increasingly important to businesses and the economy. We partner with developers, engineering firms, contractors, and financing sources (debt and equity) to provide you with a turnkey approach to accomplishing your sustainability goals. We go beyond just routine legal services, providing you comprehensive management services for your renewable energy projects, including:
• Analyzing project feasibility
• Selecting consultants and contractors
• Developing budgets
• Securing financing
• Establishing project schedules
• Coordinating construction and completion

Our firm was one of the first in an early effort to monetize carbon credits for advanced energy projects – Advanced Energy Carbon Reduction Alliance (AECRA). We continue to monitor the carbon issue.

When it comes to solar energy, we see significant opportunity. Federal tax law, reduced construction and material costs, and increasing electricity costs have combined to make solar energy arguably the most attractive renewable energy source for your business. We have the capabilities to assist with the structure and manage all of the capital tiers that come into play with a solar project. Tax attributes are a critical part of the financing and our team can help you syndicate and structure those attributes along with the debt and equity necessary for the overall financing.

Attorneys

Attorneys

Chad Arfons profile image

Chad Arfons

Christopher G. Dean profile image

Christopher G. Dean

Joseph M. Muska profile image

Joseph M. Muska

John T. Metzger profile image

John T. Metzger

Richard N. Kessler profile image

Richard N. Kessler

Dan L. Makee profile image

Dan L. Makee

William Beckley profile image

William Beckley

Michael W. Wise profile image

Michael W. Wise

Erin Walsh Cicarella profile image

Erin Walsh Cicarella

Drew Romig profile image

Drew Romig

David M. Kall profile image

David M. Kall

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger profile image

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

Christal L. Contini profile image

Christal L. Contini

Theodore J. Esborn profile image

Theodore J. Esborn

Richard H. Blake profile image

Richard H. Blake

R. Jeffrey Pollock profile image

R. Jeffrey Pollock

Anthony D. Konkoly profile image

Anthony D. Konkoly

Matthew R. Rechner profile image

Matthew R. Rechner

Michael J. Klein profile image

Michael J. Klein

Alyssa A. Landino profile image

Alyssa A. Landino

Beth I. Gillin profile image

Beth I. Gillin

Representative Matters
  • Permitting and exemptions for hydroelectric power
  • Serving as general counsel for an offshore wind project
  • Representing the owners of onshore wind and solar projects
  • Assisting in the structuring of financing arrangements for energy projects, including public finance
  • Assisting owners with structuring financing arrangements (including state and federal loans and credits) for renewable (wind and solar) energy projects
  • Counseling owners concerning engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), development agreements, easements, eminent domain, land use, and lease issues
  • Serving as general counsel for multiple energy development companies 
  • Obtaining permits and exemptions for hydroelectric power
  • Representing the owners of onshore wind and solar projects
  • Serving as counsel to a biodigester company
  • Serving as general counsel for an offshore wind project
  • Providing intellectual property (IP), regulatory and corporate services in the creation of a wave energy company
  • Representing the purchaser of a 100MW wind farm
  • Representing owners in structuring and negotiating a pre-paid power purchase agreement and in all aspects of a 2.2MW solar photovoltaic project
  • Representing developers and owners on anaerobic digester projects
  • Assisting owners and developers with the development of industrial water resources
  • Counseling owners concerning EPC and development agreements
  • Forming and representing a hydro startup company in regards to its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Army Corp permits
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