Major works require sophisticated resources and cross-disciplinary knowledge, but most of all, they demand creativity.

Projects face legal challenges, financial complications, logistical hurdles, and must satisfy policy, regulatory, and political demands. Our market-leading team connects project developers with practical legal solutions to overcome the challenges facing any major project from inception through financing and long into the construction and operations phases.

Because our clients often involve us right from the inception of a project, we are uniquely positioned to anticipate the full scope of our clients’ business goals. Our extensive experience developing, financing, and buying and selling projects also allows us to step in at any stage of a project’s life-cycle to help complete the development of a facility, a financing, sale, or other transaction. We tailor each team to seamlessly coordinate all of the pieces of a project, delivering comprehensive coverage of environmental, regulatory, permitting, governmental, real estate, tax, and transactional concerns.

Whether negotiating complex public-private partnerships, coordinating innovative sources of financing, or shepherding project phases through charged city council hearings or environmental permit approvals, our project team has the experience, attitude, and resources to get large-scale work done.

We bring deep resources and broad coordination to support our clients in their projects, including those listed below:

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Projects Client Results

Transportation Industry
  • Outside general counsel for the passenger high speed rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nevada, to southern California. 

  • Represented a consortium of state, regional, and local agencies in the initial phase of development and financing planning for the multibillion dollar Denver Union Station transportation hub and mixed-use redevelopment project. Our lawyers worked with developers, financiers, regulators, and stakeholders to unite diverse interests and advance the project.

Sports and Entertainment Industry
  • Representation of owners on NHL and NBA arenas and stadium projects

Government/Public Projects
  • Represented governmental agency in connection with design and construction of a $1 billion water pipeline project. 

  • Representation of program manager for a public school district charged with redeveloping 25 schools (project cost approx. $300 million).

Conventional Electric Power Industry
  • Served as project counsel to the utilities that developed and own the Susquehanna-Roseland 500 kV transmission project, a high-voltage transmission line that crosses three units of the National Park System. His work has involved siting-related regulatory issues, EIS preparation, endangered species, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald &Golden Eagle Protection Act compliance, cultural resource consultations, government affairs, communications, negotiation of a comprehensive mitigation strategy, and oversight of engineering and resource consultants.

  • Served as siting, NEPA, and endangered species counsel to Great Plains-area electric transmission project developer.

  • Transactional counsel in connection with the purchase of a 13.6 MW hydroelectric generation facility in Yakima County, Washington, and an approximately 22 mile, 115 kV transmission line from the facility to the PacifiCorp Tieton Substation. The assets were purchased with the proceeds from the sale of $33.7 million of notes.

Renewable Energy Industry
  • Solar

    • Lead counsel in the acquisition of, and subsequent financing and loan restructuring for, two solar photovoltaic projects, 20MWs and 30MWs respectively, located in Imperial County, California.
    • REC Solar in the negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction contract for two utility scale solar projects in Hawaii, and distributed generation solar projects in Massachusetts.
  • Wind

    • Represented Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation, in connection with the development and financing of the 17.6 first phase of the Fire Island Wind project, the first utility-scale wind generation project in Alaska, and a submarine and overland transmission line connection the Fire Island Project to mainland Anchorage Alaska, including the negotiation of the power purchase agreement and financing documents.
    • Represented the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) in the negotiation and closing of a prepaid power purchase agreement, under which the buyer prepaid for 20 years of energy from a 262 MW wind energy project in Washington.
  • Biomass

    • Represented Agrilectric Power Partners in connections with the negotiation of a dispatchable power purchase agreement with Energy Services, Inc. for the sale of the output from a biomass facility (rice hull-fired) located in Louisiana.
Oil and Gas Industry
  • Represented a national oil and gas company in the negotiation of multiple gas gathering agreements, oil gathering agreements, produced water gathering agreements, and freshwater transportation agreements servicing oil and gas properties in Weld County, Colorado.

Project Finance and Strategic Transactions
  • Lead Counsel in connection with a joint venture for the exploration and eventual exploitation of mining prospects and projects in northern Chile.

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