As the electric power industry evolves, we bring our clients unique perspectives and practical solutions every step of the way.

Harnessing decades of experience, we work on all types of renewable power (solar, wind, hydropower, biomass), conventional generation, and battery storage projects across the country. Our industry-savvy team identifies potential hurdles and brings creative solutions to accomplish clients’ goals.

We deliver comprehensive services to address the legal needs of projects and related infrastructure, including:

Construction; Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

We negotiate the contracts required to construct, operate, and maintain projects, such as:

  • Build Own Transfer Agreements
  • Design Build Operate Manage (DBOM), Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build Agreements
  • Development Services and Construction Management Agreements
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Agreements
  • Equipment Supply and Acquisition Agreements
  • Fuel Supply Contracts
  • Gathering, Processing, and Transportation Agreements
  • Master Services Agreements
  • Operation and Maintenance Agreements
  • Shared Facilities Agreements
  • Wind Turbine Supply and Commissioning Agreements
Power Purchases and Sales (PPAs)

Our team leverages specialized expertise negotiating and executing power purchase and sale arrangements, from the conventional to cutting-edge, including:

  • Utility-Scale Power Purchase Agreements
  • Corporate Power Purchase Agreements
  • Prepaid and Other Non-Traditional Power Purchase Agreements
  • Agreements to buy and sell Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and other environmental attributes
  • Agreements to buy and sell capacity attributes
  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and other swap arrangements
Strategic Transactions and Financing

We help clients buy and sell companies and assets, develop creative financing options, and complete complex joint ventures, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnering and Joint Ventures
  • Equity Financings
  • Tax Review and Considerations
  • Tax Equity Financing
  • Project-Level Debt and Back-Leveraged Financing
Public Utility Regulation

Project development is often influenced by proceedings before state public utility commissions, the FERC, and state legislatures. We counsel our clients on:

  • Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Compliance and Avoided Cost Rates
  • Federal Power Act (FPA) and Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) Compliance
  • Utility Resource Planning and Competitive Bidding (RFPs)
  • Rate and Tariff Issues
Permitting

We understand the importance of creating a defensible permitting record that will withstand administrative challenges and litigation. We help clients manage the permitting processes for obtaining:

  • Construction and operating permits
  • Required certificates and licenses
  • Approvals governed by environmental statutes and regulations, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Real Estate

We assist clients with every aspect of securing strategic site control, including:

  • Title Examination
  • Easements and Rights-of-Way
  • Land Use, Zoning, and Subdivision Approvals
  • Private and Public Land/Resource Leases
  • Surface Use Agreements
Related Subject Matter Expertise

Our integrated team includes lawyers with subject matter expertise in Tax, Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Environmental Health and Safety, Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Government Affairs and Lobbying, and Export Controls and Trade Sanctions enabling us to effectively anticipate or respond to legal issues that may arise at any stage of a project’s lifecycle.

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Top 1% BTI 2016 POWER RANKINGS: Energy industry

Recognized in inaugural BTI Power Rankings 2016 report as one of four "Powerhouse" Core firm in Energy Industry, top 1% of law firms in Energy Industry

BTI's Law Firms with the Best Collaboration

One of nine firms nationwide named in 2017 by leading legal decision makers for “standout collaboration”

Ranked in Chambers Global 2018

Recognized by Chambers Global 2018: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy - USA

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