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.
As 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.
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
- 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.
- Served as lead counsel for development, construction, and operation of utility-scale solar and wind developments in multiple states, including Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming.
- 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.
- 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.