Litigation Practice Group

CLP’s litigation department is equipped to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes and can handle mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Our lawyers have extensive administrative, arbitration and trial experience in environmental and clean energy disputes.

As the renewable energy market continues to expand across the US and around the world, so too are the number of  disputes between businesses, regulators, competitors and consumers.  When conflict arises, it’s important to have a patient and calm third-party to provide sound counsel on the options, risks, and outcome of potential solutions.  CLP works hard to keep our clients out of court, but sometimes, the judiciary system is the only option.  In those instances, we help resolve the conflict in the most cost-effective and expedient manner as possible.

Specialties:

  • Conflict prevention
  • Conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”)
  • Mediation
  • Settlement negotiation
  • Renewable energy contractors, EPCs, OEM, manufacturers
  • Employment disputes
  • Zoning application
  • Land use hearings for renewable energy projects
  • Administrative hearings
  •  Settlement agreements for financial matters related to renewable energy projects
  • Resolution of contract disputes
  • International disputes
  • Trade disputes

Representative Matters:

  • Representing leading solar EPC in federal court proceeding
  • Winning court order to stop dredging in wetlands on the coast of California
  • Analyzing litigation exposure of solar plants on federal lands
  • Successful settled dispute for renewable energy project developer and suppliers
  • Represented major project developer in suit to prevent the construction of solar project on government land
  • Represented solar developer in lawsuit to prevent solar project on aesthetic grounds
  • Negotiated numerous settlement agreement for clients in variety of contentious financial matters
  • Represented clients in administrative hearings for zoning application
  • Represented solar and wind energy clients in land use hearing
  • Negotiated easements for renewable energy projects
  • Successfully litigated employment disputes for cleantech companies
  • Contract disputes with EPC contractors and suppliers of solar energy equipment