Practice Areas

Project Development

Project Development

  • Power purchase agreements (PPA)
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Partnerships & joint development agreements
  • FERC and PUC filings and petitions
  • Land use, siting, zoning, licensing
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Project Finance & Structuring

Project Finance & Structuring

  • Sale lease back
  • Inverted lease
  • Levered & unlevered partnership flips
  • Angel, VC, PE financing
  • PACE financing
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Corporate & Securities

Corporate & Securities

  • General counsel services (“outside in-house”)
  • Company organization & structuring
  • Corporate entity formation & management
  • Contract drafting & review
  • Securities offerings & compliance
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Purchase and sale of renewable energy assets
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Transaction financing
  • Joint-ventures
  • Share & asset purchases agreements
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Regulatory, Policy, & Governmental Affairs

Regulatory, Policy, & Governmental Affairs

  • Drafting renewable energy legislation
  • Lobbying & government relations
  • White papers on renewable energy law & policy
  • Market-based rate authorization
  • Trade tariffs and international policy
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Environmental Law, Climate Change & Sustainability

Environmental Law, Climate Change & Sustainability

  • Environmental compliance & risk assessment
  • Endangered species analysis
  • Carbon trading & credits
  • B-corporation filings
  • Corporate sustainability
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Solar

Solar

  • Solar lease agreements
  • Rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects
  • Financing solar projects
  • Community solar structuring
  • Solar EPC, manufacturing, and installation agreements
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Wind

Wind

  • Wind energy related agreements
  • Permitting wind farms
  • Leasing & acquisition of land for wind projects
  • Community based wind projects
  • Off-shore wind development
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Biogas

Biogas

  • Finance and construction agreements for biogas facilities
  • Selling of power generated from biogas
  • Feed-stock agreements
  • Air, water and land use permits for biogas projects
  • Environmental compliance for biogas facilities
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Micro Hydro

Micro Hydro

  • In-stream and irrigation micro hydro projects
  • Financing & incentive programs for micro hydro projects
  • Environmental compliance & permits
  • EPC, manufacturing, and installation agreements
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Geothermal Power

Geothermal Power

  • Finance and construction agreements for geothermal facilities
  • Selling of power generated from geothermal energy
  • Air, water and land use permits for geothermal projects
  • Environmental compliance for geothermal energy
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Clean Technology

Clean Technology

  • Guidance to cleantech startups
  • VC and investor agreements
  • Outside in-house general counsel service
  • Drafting & negotiation of agreements
  • Corporate management
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Energy Storage

Energy Storage

  • Finance and construction agreements for energy storage facilities
  • Energy storage policy analysis & regulations
  • Siting, permitting and land use counsel
  • Air, water and land use permits for biogas projects
  • Environmental compliance for energy storage facilities
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Ocean Tidal Energy

Ocean Tidal Energy

  • Siting, permitting & regulatory counsel
  • Interface with agencies
  • Ocean tidal energy leasing issues
  • Financing tidal energy projects
  • Environmental compliance
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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

  • Policy & regulatory counsel
  • Advising on charging station regulations
  • Department of transportation compliance
  • EV incentive programs
  • Strategic business plan development
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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

  • Representation to state commissions
  • Demand response agreements
  • Energy Saving Contract (ESCO)
  • Energy Performance Contracts (EPC)
  • Energy Supply Contracting (ESC)
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Disputes related to renewable energy agreements
  • Environmental litigation (protected species, land use rights)
  • Permitting challenges & citizen suits
  • Administrative hearings
  • Alternative dispute resolution & mediation
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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

  • Cleantech related patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • IP litigation
  • Technology licensing agreements
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Renewable Energy Tax

Renewable Energy Tax

  • Federal and state incentive renewable energy programs
  • Angel, VC, PE  investor financing
  • Investment tax credit (ITC)
  • Production tax credit (PTC)
  • New markets tax credits
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Outside In-House Counsel

Outside In-House Counsel

  • Handle most day-to-day legal needs
  • Cost effective option over hiring full-time employee
  • CLP team offers variety of expertise when needed
  • Negotiating & drafting variety of legal agreements
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Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

  • Asia (India and China)
  • Europe (Germany)
  • Middle East (Israel)
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Policy & tariff consultation
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