Committed to the Business of Alternative Energy, Sustainability

Our Advanced Energy team provides full-service representation for renewable and next-generation energy producers, developers, and manufacturers. We counsel on facilities and business development, assist in corporate and finance matters, advise on development and construction issues, and assist with risk management and regulatory compliance strategies.

Understanding how the industry operates, we bring skills from a broad range of disciplines to advance our clients in this evolving arena. Our team is involved in more than just the legal issues. For example, one of our partners, Ted White, is on the board of directors of a research and consulting company (a “think-and-do tank”) that collaborates with and advises on global, national, and local advanced energy projects and distributed resources. As a team, we work with leading industry groups to create structures that commercialize innovative technologies and distribution models.

Several of our attorneys are LEED certified and assist our clients with real estate projects involving “green” building, energy conservation, and environmentally sustainable development.

Our approach includes a focus on community buy-in and education, with local governmental and public support as keys to successful project development. Our team has successfully turned strong local concern into support for advancing the project.

Moye White was one of the first Denver laws firm to achieve B Corp certification and, currently, one of only a handful of law firms in the U.S. to do so. As a B Corp, we are committed to operating our practice in an environmentally sustainable manner. Our B Corp certification ensures that our actual practices match and exceed our commitment to environmental sustainability and advanced energy.

Download the Building Change handbook, a guide from the Colorado Forum and Nature Conservancy. The guide offers suggestions for property owners to substantially reduce building sector pollution, lower Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately even save money.

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We are a proud member of the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) and serve as General Counsel to it and the Clean Energy Buyers Institute.

Our expertise includes:

  • Power purchase and structure agreements
  • Transmission and interconnection agreements
  • Project development agreements
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction agreements
  • Site selection, land use and real estate, including regulatory assessment
  • Easements, rights-of-way, and eminent domain
  • Project acquisition and financing
  • FERC, State Commissions, and other administrative agency proceedings (rulemakings and adjudications)
  • Joint venture formation and structure
  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Litigation
  • Judicial review of agency actions
  • Seeking federal, state, and local energy and economic incentives

A sample list of our experience includes:

  • Negotiated power purchase agreements, LGIPs, LGIAs, government purchase contracts and EPC agreements.
  • Acted as outside general counsel for a technology company that developed a patented high-throughput manufacturing measurement system that evaluates the residual and handling stresses and defects in photovoltaic (PV) silicon wafers.
  • Delivered primary legal counsel for day-to-day operations of an international clean energy company with solar, hydroelectric, wind, carbon trading and consulting divisions; assistance included public offering and sale.
  • Provided merger and acquisition services for advanced energy production facilities.
  • Represented a private equity fund that invests in energy technology companies.
  • Served as project counsel to development, finance and construction arm of advance generation facility in Honduras, combining solar, battery storage and advanced reciprocating generation.
  • Advised nonprofit on creation of technology accelerator for startups developing solutions to combat climate change.
  • Worked with venture capital fund on over $30 million in early stage technology investments focused on sustainable manufacturing.
  • Provided comprehensive representation to a large geothermal company in both the litigation and transactional arenas.
  • Represented a public energy technology company in developing and implementing a long-term strategic financial plan, including public and private financing asset divestiture, a sale to an overseas fund, and complex restructuring of debt and equity securities.
  • Lead counsel in connection with the creation of a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating blockchain technology development across the energy sector.
  • Representation of renewable energy developers in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, and with Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (LGIP) and Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) issues.
  • Lead counsel for the development, construction, and operation of utility scale wind and solar developments in multiple states, including Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming.
  • Represented venture capital fund in $2 million investment in startup developing solutions to combat climate change.

Resources

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Zero Over Time: Retrofitting America’s Building Stock

Industry experts from Moye White, RMI, McKinstry, and GreenPACE Capital explore how to rethink your asset management; how to reduce your building portfolio’s carbon footprint over time without breaking the bank; and how to finance and pay for optimizing your building as you retrofit.

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Remaking the Warehouse: Carbon Reduction and the Future of Logistics Centers, Warehousing, and Fulfillment

Industry experts from RMI, McKinstry, and Vecna Robotics discuss the role of AI, electrification, and advanced trucking in the future of logistics centers, warehouses, and fulfillment.

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Decarbonizing America's Buildings: Preparing for a Carbon Neutral Future

Industry experts from RMI and McKinstry outline proven strategies to transition your buildings to zero embedded and operating carbon over time.

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The Business Case for Building Electrification

Discusses the business case for electrification of buildings in Colorado.

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The Grid of the Future

The webinar addresses the benefits and challenges faced by producers and consumers as we build the new energy infrastructure.

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Optimizing Building Performance

The webinar addresses why we need to optimize and how we can do it, how we measure building performance to create a cost-benefit analysis, and how we use these tools to evaluate building efficiency.

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Patrick Akers

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigation

J. David Arkell

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigationAdvanced Energy

Evelyn A. Ashley

Of Counsel

Business and CorporateEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyInternational Transactions and Dispute ResolutionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesSoftware and Technology

Jack W. Berryhill

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Allen N. Bradley

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesTaxTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergySoftware and TechnologySustainability

Caleena S. Braig

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentLitigation

James R. Cage

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationFinancial ServicesInsurance

Vikrama S. Chandrashekar

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationAdvanced EnergyBrewing and DistillingMedia and Entertainment

Frederic K. “Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Amy M. DeColibus

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionMergers and AcquisitionsReal Estate

Rebecca B. DeCook

Attorney

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Matt Dillman

Attorney

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Bobby W. Dishell

Attorney

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Tom Dolphin

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Keely C. Downs

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingMultifamily, Planned Communities, Condos, and HousingReal EstateAdvanced EnergySustainability

Georginne Dudash

Attorney

Real Estate

Andrew T. Flynn

Attorney

EmploymentLitigationInsurance

Paul R. Franke, III

Co-Chair, Litigation Section

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesLitigationPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateCommunicationsFinancial Services

Heidi J. Gassman

Co-Chair, Business Section

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Steven J. Gockley

Attorney

ConstructionReal Estate

Garrett Graff

Attorney

Business and CorporateInternational Transactions
and Dispute Resolution
Mergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageManufacturing

Charles Greenhouse

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationReal Estate

Scott P. Greiner, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateTaxTrusts and Estates

Arthur K. Griffin

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Lynne M. Hanson

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalFinancial ServicesFood and Beverage

Nick R. Herrick

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentLitigationInsurance

Allison M. Hester

Attorney

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Patrick J. Hickey

Attorney

EmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLitigationReal EstateAdvanced Energy

Jessica R. Hunter

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

Karla Jaramillo

Attorney

LitigationCannabis

William F. Jones

Attorney

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Katie Kamenetsky

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Danielle M. Kane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal EstateSustainability

David J. Katalinas

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateFood and Beverage

John W. Kellogg

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesAdvanced EnergyManufacturingBlockchain Technology

Craig J. Knobbe

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

Ezra Kramer

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesAdvanced EnergySoftware and TechnologyBlockchain TechnologySustainability

David A. Laird

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingConstructionLitigationReal EstateFinancial Services

Jennifer Knight Lang

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Brendan Leanos

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalFinancial Services

Chris Levkulich

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsMultifamily and CondoReal EstateTaxTrusts and Estates

Eric B. Liebman

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesInsuranceCannabis

Thomas M. List

Managing Partner

Commercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentLitigationReal Estate

Stephanie D. Loughner

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal Estate

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilitySoftware and Technology

Joseph W. Mark

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateLitigation

Chris McCall

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesIntellectual PropertyLitigationCannabis

Courtney A. McShane

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Jacob Millis

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTax

Jason T. Moilanen

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

John E. Moye

Retired

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Dean Nakayama

Chief Operating Officer

Edwin A. Naylor

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsManufacturing

Merc Pittinos

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationReal Estate

Tasha J. Power

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Dean Richardson

Co-Chair, Litigation Section

Franchise and DistributionLitigationReal EstateCannabis

Lucas T. Ritchie

Attorney

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Zaki Robbins

Co-Chair, Business Section

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Nikki Roberts

Attorney

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David C. Roos

Attorney

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Amy H. Ruhl

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Christopher W. Scolari

Attorney

Trusts and EstatesAdvanced Energy

Erin L. Scott

Attorney

Litigation

Tanya A. Sevy

Attorney

Administrative LawConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Lorni Sharrow, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Trusts and Estates

Michael R. Siavage

Of Counsel

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Jennifer L. Stenman

Attorney

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Timothy M. Swanson

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationFinancial Services

AJ Tedeschi

Attorney

Business and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging Companies

Jake J. Tiernan

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingMultifamily and CondoReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Daniel C. Wennogle

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal Estate

Edward D. (Ted) White

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalPrivately Held and Emerging CompaniesReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesSustainability

Thomas Witt

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingReal Estate

Mark W. Yoder

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate DevelopmentCommercial Real Estate LeasingConstructionEmploymentFinance and SecuritiesMergers and AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Venture CapitalReal EstateCannabis