Our Environment and Energy Group has a long‐term commitment to clean energy and a history defending our clients in enforcement actions brought by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
We assist clients in developing new and expanding energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, undertaking smart energy management and devising water and waste water solutions. We have worked with clients on cutting‐edge energy and infrastructure transactions as well as regulatory and stakeholder strategies for more than three decades.
Our energy lawyers cover a wide range of projects, programs and transactions including clean and renewable energy facilities, energy efficiency and microgrids, as well conventional and nuclear power plants and a range of other infrastructure projects. We also assist with energy and environmental industry mergers and acquisitions, cleantech investments and energy and environmental market transactions.
Our environmental lawyers litigate matters of all types ranging from large, multi-party clean up cases to toxic tort class actions, to contractual disputes over environmental liabilities. We also defend clients in enforcement actions, both administrative and judicial, under a variety of federal and state environmental statutes including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA and RCRA. We represent parties at sites along the East Coast from Boston to Florida and in the Midwest, not to mention throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Our team draws upon the experience of our tax, corporate, real estate, labor and employee benefits lawyers to address the wide range of issues that arise in complex projects. Just as we take a team approach internally, we are accustomed to working with our client’s team, including their technical and financial advisors, to assure the integration demanded by complex infrastructure transactions.
Our team works with clients in the following areas:
We help energy customers get the power and fuel they need. Our clients include manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, developers, universities, waste disposal companies, financial institutions, consultants and private equity firms. We assist customers with energy commodity purchases, behind-the-meter energy projects, sales of energy and ancillary services into wholesale markets and related regulatory issues.
We counsel developers, investors, underwriters, government agencies and private customers on the structuring, development and financing of energy and sustainability projects from microgrids to waste management and desalination facilities. We structure public/private partnerships and project financings. We also assist clients with integrating sustainability goals and requirements into their energy procurements, projects and enterprises.
Energy Policy, Regulations and Market Design
We advise clients on legislative and regulatory initiatives aimed at the development of energy and environmental markets. Our team members have been involved in numerous proceedings before energy regulatory agencies, typically involving structuring or advocating for transparent energy and environmental markets and the ability of energy customers to implement “grass roots” energy solutions.
Energy Industry Transactions
Our lawyers assist clients with corporate and finance transactions in the energy space. Our work includes project financing, pooled clean energy financing, tax equity financing, cleantech investment, public/private partnerships, energy mergers and acquisitions and energy and infrastructure funds.
Our team counsels a broad range of clients facing the full spectrum of issues in the ever-changing world of environmental regulation and best practices. We assist clients in the areas of project planning, transactions and litigation.