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
Elias B. Hinckley Partner (202) 775-1210 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
James R. Wrathall Counsel (202) 775-1206 vCard
Geoffrey L. Wynne Partner +44 (0)20 7448 1001 vCard

Our energy practice is focused on helping investors and companies navigate the dynamic and changing energy marketplace. We work as partners with our clients, providing world class legal support through the lens of our deep understanding of energy finance and the unprecedented change underway in the energy industry to bring real solutions and real value to their investments and businesses.

We focus on adding value by developing more efficient investment and transaction process and by collaborating on the legal and financial innovations that will provide our clients the competitive advantage necessary to win in today’s energy market. We also use our extensive networks in the energy and financial industries to help our partners realize new opportunities. 

Sullivan & Worcester’s Energy lawyers focus on project finance for the power generation sector


  • Community Solar. Representing developer of distributed solar platform financed through innovative crowdfunding financial model
  • Distributed Waste Heat to Power Technology. Advising on an acquisition of a technology portfolio for small industrial waste heat to power applications
  • Distributed Solar Business in the Caribbean. Represent investment fund development of distributed solar business in the Caribbean

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  • Advising on federal and state regulatory frameworks governing purchases and sales of capacity, energy, electric transmission, electricity storage facilities, natural gas transmission and storage, and ancillary services including backup, regulation, spinning reserve and reactive power
  • Negotiating and drafting power purchase, fuel supply, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), interconnection, transmission, operation and maintenance (O&M) and other project agreements
  • Appearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and state regulatory agencies: obtain nondiscriminatory rates, terms, and conditions of service 

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  • Representation of Renewable Energy Group before State Agency. Representing 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) the 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
  • Acquisition of 215 MW Hydro Portfolio. Represented an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners in its acquisition of four hydropower stations in North Carolina.
  • SunEdison Sale/Leaseback Financings. Represented SunEdison in a variety of sale/leaseback financings throughout the U.S. involving diverse financings entities, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and MetLife Capital.
  • Sale of Major Interest in Solar Company to Investment Group. Represented solar company in preparing the due diligence report and negotiating and executing the sale of an interest in the company to investment group.
  • Infrastructure Fund Investment in 450 MW Wind Portfolio. Performed due diligence supporting the purchase of a controlling interest in a portfolio of three wind farms by the infrastructure fund of a major U.S. bank.

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  • 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 MW 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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  • 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
  • Served as North American counsel for a major vertically integrated renewable energy company, advising on offshore wind joint venture structuring, debt and equity investments, and regulatory matters
  • Advised developers with respect to proposed offshore wind projects off the coast of New Jersey

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