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Renewable Energy

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Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice brings together integrated, multidisciplinary teams from across the firm to advise project developers, investors, energy companies, grid operators, utilities, regulators, governments, and other energy industry participants on the legal issues that surround renewable energy.

As pressure and movement toward “sustainable” energy sources and methods increases, our practice has the knowledge and experience to help clients reach their goals. We have more than 20 attorneys focusing on renewable energy who represent clients in virtually all phases of existing and proposed alternative/sustainable energy projects and projects developing and utilizing new energy retrieval, production, generation, storage, and transportation methods.

We have broad experience with:

  • Solar
  • Onshore Wind
  • Offshore Wind
  • Energy Storage
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Hydrogen

Our Services Include:

Advice regarding structuring, development, construction, financing, operating, purchase, compliance and sale of renewable energy projects such as:

  • M&A and Capital Markets
  • Tax equity transactions and advice on monetization and financing of tax credits and accelerated depreciation, as well as state and local tax benefits
  • Acquisitions and divestitures of projects, portfolios, and development pipelines
  • Equipment procurement, TSAs, design contracts, EPC agreements, Safe Harbor equipment procurement agreements, Master Supply Agreements and Frame Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements with investor owned utilities, municipal owned utilities, rural co-ops and C&I offtakers
  • Virtual PPAs
  • Direct Marketing Agreements
  • Facility siting arrangements, permits and certificates
  • Hedge agreements with financial institutions and proxy revenue and generation swaps
  • Renewable Energy Certificates, RINs, and renewable portfolio standards compliance and trading
  • Joint ventures for development
  • Construction loans, term loans, back leverage, project bonds and private placements
  • Due diligence of renewable assets for financing and M&A transactions
  • Interconnection agreements, queue management, milestones and transmission
  • Federal, state, and local environmental and permitting, with contacts at the highest level of the Army Corps of Engineers
  • American Indian Law and tribal negotiations
  • Union negotiations and PLAs
  • Real estate work required in connection with renewable energy transactions, including real estate purchases, ground leases, rooftop leases and licenses, options to lease, title work, and procurement and negotiation of title commitments and insurance.
  • Market restructuring to facilitate renewable generation, storage, and other new technologies in wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets
  • Regulatory advice before federal, state and regional agencies covering facility operations and reliability, EWG and QF status, energy distribution and marketing, grid access and interconnection, emissions trading, self-generation, and self-supply (prosumer)
  • Procurement procedures concerning the construction and operation of renewable energy facilities
  • Project finance, acquisition finance, private placements, convertible loans, debt capital markets, state bank funding, and subsidies
  • Intellectual property and technology management