Energy

 
Zachary D. Altman Associate (617) 338-2968 vCard
Benjamin J. Armour Partner (617) 338-2423 vCard
Hayden S. Baker Partner (212) 660-3040 vCard
J. Truman Bidwell Jr. Partner (212) 660-3032 vCard
Robert J. Gillispie Of Counsel (212) 660-3046 vCard
Jeffrey M. Karp Partner (202) 370-3921 vCard
Merrill L. Kramer Of Counsel (202) 775-1224 vCard
Natalie S. Lederman Associate (212) 660-3039 vCard
Sharon G. Leifer Counsel (617) 338-2821 vCard
Jerome C. Muys Jr. Partner (202) 370-3920 vCard
Mark Norris Partner +44 (0)20 7448 1003 vCard
Nicole Rives Partner (617) 338-2433 vCard
Lewis N. Segall Partner (617) 338-2807 vCard
Geoffrey L. Wynne Partner +44 (0)20 7448 1001 vCard

Our energy practice helps investors and companies navigate the dynamic and changing energy marketplace. We partner with our clients to provide more than just world-class legal services - we provide practical industry insights and experience to help clients navigate and capitalize upon business opportunities.

Our attorneys have experience across the breadth of renewable and other energy subsectors and technologies, including wind, solar, thermal power plants, combined heat and power, waste-to-energy facilities, biofuels, landfill gas systems, hydroelectric projects, district energy systems, oil and gas and coal mining.

For energy companies, developers and investors alike, we advise across a full range of transactional matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, debt transactions and project finance, as well as provide counsel on commercial and regulatory issues.

Representative Client Work

Energy Transactions

  • Advised an energy infrastructure company in its acquisition of five landfill gas-to-energy projects located in the southeastern United States
  • Represented a renewable energy company in its acquisition of a 30-megawatt portfolio of development-stage solar projects in the Pacific Northwest
  • Represented the portfolio company of a global infrastructure fund in its acquisition of a 15-megawatt portfolio of landfill gas-to-energy projects
  • Represented an investment fund in its acquisition of a controlling interest in two waste-to-energy projects
  • Represented a consortium of investors in its acquisition of a publicly traded owner and operator of several combined heat and power projects
  • Advised an infrastructure fund in its acquisition of a renewable energy developer with an operational 10-megawatt solar facility and a robust pipeline of wind, solar and other energy projects
  • Represented a private equity investor in its acquisition of a refurbished wind farm in Wyoming
  • Represented a hydropower company in its acquisition of a 215-megawatt portfolio of four hydroelectric plants located in North Carolina
  • Represented an institutional investor in a series of energy project acquisitions principally driven by available production tax credits
  • Represented a solar photovoltaic performance monitoring and data analytics provider in its acquisition by a global leader in energy monitoring data and intelligence
  • Advised a solar energy developer in a debt financing and related sale/leaseback transaction to monetize available tax credits
  • Represented a clean energy investment firm providing mezzanine debt for the acquisition of a fleet of electric vehicles for lease to municipal governments
  • Advised an infrastructure fund on its equity investment in a greenfield 869-megawatt combined cycle natural gas-fired generation facility under construction in Ohio
  • Represented an energy investment and management company in its acquisition of a portfolio of solar facilities
  • Advised a solar development company on a novel financing platform for replicable small-scale solar installation deal structures, including optimization of structure for incorporating non-traditional tax equity investments
  • Represented the founder in the formation of an oil exploration company and subsequently the company in general corporate and commercial matters and its eventual sale to a multinational oil services concern
  • Represented a project company in its Series B financing in connection with financing a portfolio of solar facilities
  • Represented a private equity buyer in its acquisition of a district-chilling system providing cooling services to a diverse, urban customer base
  • Represented a solar energy company in over $65 million in venture financings and multiple R&D agreements
  • Represented a developer in the sale of its interest in an Idaho wind power project to an affiliate of the Macquarie Group
  • Represented a financial advisor in the back-to-back sale of five solar facilities in Vermont
  • Represented the buyer of a renewable energy company with wind farm operations in Montana
  • Represented a France-based international engineering services company in its acquisition of a provider of safety-related engineering services and software to nuclear facilities
  • Represented a global renewable energy company in a variety of sale/leaseback financings of solar projects throughout the United States involving diverse financings entities, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and MetLife Capital
  • Advised an early-stage biofuels company in connection with corporate structuring, financing and commercial matters, as well as intellectual property protection

Commercial & Regulatory Matters

  • Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on behalf of Adobe Systems Inc., Mars Incorporated, IKEA North America Services LLC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.
  • Represented the Conservation Law Foundation in support of the Cape Wind offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts, including in federal court litigation, administrative and regulatory matters
  • Represented a former lender in litigation commenced by the unsecured creditors' committee seeking to avoid and recover certain transfers made and liens granted under SunEdison's $750 million secured credit facility
  • Represented a coalition of on-site renewable energy developers and users in proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) in relation to two state-wide energy initiatives: 1) Reforming the Energy Vision, a program to improve the state's reliance on distributed power generation; and 2) the Clean Energy Standard, which sets a goal of achieving 50% renewable energy generation by 2030
  • Represented a major trade association in litigation challenging rulemakings under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Advised developers and investors in connection with power purchase agreements and other energy-related offtake arrangements, feedstock and fuel agreements, engineering, procurement and construction, interconnection, transmission, operation and maintenance and other project agreements
  • In connection with various debt and equity financings, advised lenders, underwriters and issuers in connection with air emission and other environmental compliance issues affecting electric utilities and power companies

Project Development & Finance

  • Advised an equity investor in the development of a coastal port, including the expansion of several deepwater berths and associated docks and bulkheads, the addition of oil storage capacity and associated pipelines and related infrastructure
  • Advised a developer of a combined heating and power system (CHP) at the University of Maryland Hospital System on a power purchase agreement and separate sale of emergency demand response and ancillary services into the PJM power pool
  • Represented a project developer in negotiating power purchase agreements for 20-megawatt of solar projects in Oregon
  • Advised the California Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) on energy aspects of development of terminals for first high speed electric rail in the U.S.

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