Our lawyers represent some of the largest energy and utility companies in the country, from major public utilities and privately owned mining companies to alternative energy organizations. Our client base also includes municipalities and telecommunications companies, as well as solar, wind, energy storage and natural gas companies, and associated product and equipment manufacturers serving these industries globally.
Over the past decade, changing regulations and technological advances have created significant opportunities, but also legal hurdles for our clients. As such, our lawyers help clients protect their technological advances and anticipate future challenges given the regulatory environment and proposed state and federal legislation. We have represented our clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as state public utility commissions, tax commissions and environmental regulators, and other state and local regulatory bodies, including local zoning authorities.
Our energy and utilities lawyers support our clients in multiple jurisdictions around the world and drive efficiencies throughout the process. Our clients also benefit from the extensive resources provided by lawyers across other practice areas, from intellectual property to real estate.
In addition, our lawyers are experienced in the type of complex transactions and risk management vital to the climate change industry. We help clients access environmental risk transfer solutions and integrate those solutions into their broader business goals. This innovative approach to managing risk has been particularly helpful in repositioning and reusing coal fired power plants.
Our energy and utilities lawyers work across practice areas, including:
- Business strategy and general corporate services
- Drafting, negotiating and implementing contracts and agreements
- Real estate sales and acquisitions
- Land use
- Eminent domain
- Property Tax Assessment
- Governance and compliance
- Intellectual property
- Litigation, including fire and electrical liability
- Employment and labor
- Environmental impact and remediation
- Insurance coverage litigation
- Development incentives and bond work