We’re experts on the issues of the energy industry.

Our firm has a substantial energy practice, representing landowners and U.S. and international energy companies, including several power plants in California, for which we provide legal services concerning project design, construction, acquisition, financing, development, operations, and maintenance. Additionally, we counsel foreign energy companies doing business in the United States.

Our energy practice includes handling engineering, procurement, construction and balance of plant agreements, tax equity representation, negotiation of turbine supply agreements and solar module supply agreements and warranties, membership interest purchase agreements, wind and solar ground leases, operations and maintenance agreements, financing agreements and power purchase agreements. We’ve handled alternative energy project financing and also work with independent power producers in all aspects of their operation. We’ve successfully concluded or are currently working on projects in Texas, California, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, the Dakotas Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, Canada.

Our energy attorneys have also assisted independent power producers in positioning themselves in the dynamic California electricity industry. Our energy group monitors developments within California and advises clients as changes occur.

Expertise

  • Formation of development joint ventures
  • Negotiation of construction contracts
  • Financing and negotiation of land and coal leases, and easements
  • Environmental permitting, including air and water permits
  • FERC qualification
  • Foreclosure and acquisition of biomass co-generation plants
  • New power purchase agreements with major utilities