Energy & Project Development

As the energy industry weathers a seismic shift in government and business demands, major participants in every sector are turning to our Chambers-ranked energy and project development lawyers to help them navigate evolving regulatory, project development and project financing requirements. We have a long history of serving as trusted counsel to an array of conventional and renewable energy participants, including those in the electric, oil, gas, nuclear, liquefied natural gas (LNG), refining and petrochemicals, onshore and offshore wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, hydropower, and renewable natural gas sectors.

We counsel clients developing and deploying new energy technologies and resources as well as clients investing in the energy sector to seize upon innovative business opportunities as the industry moves toward “greener” generation and satisfaction of ESG targets and goals. We also represent clients engaged in traditional electric power generating projects, refining, and LNG liquefaction and regasification projects. Our lawyers continually monitor developments to stay ahead of issues and advancements, giving us the ability to respond to clients’ needs with agility, speed, and informed creativity.  Our lawyers counsel clients in connection with the numerous tax and other changes to the energy industry following enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Who We Serve

Our clients include investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, natural gas companies, project developers, financial institutions, private equity funds and other investors and lenders, service companies, commercial users, state-owned entities, petrochemical companies, refiners and integrated oil companies and marketers, independent oil and gas companies, and government contractors as well as corporate entities investing in renewable energy.

Our work includes the following:

  • Conventional
  • Nuclear power
  • Oil & gas
  • Onshore and Offshore Wind
  • Solar
  • Storage
  • Hydrogen
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Transmission

Our Scope

We provide leading-edge, practical advice on today’s most complex regulations and transactions. Our lawyers have developed and structured virtually every type of project in the energy and infrastructure space and have drafted, negotiated, and advised on the forms of agreements necessary to properly structure project finance transactions. We partner with clients to assist on the full spectrum of issues, including the following:

  • Project development
  • Project financing, including construction, back leverage and tax equity financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions of single projects, portfolios and corporate platforms
  • Joint ventures
  • Build-Transfer Agreements
  • Cross-border investment structuring
  • Corporate sustainability and decarbonization strategies
  • Internal and government investigations, audits, and enforcement
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Licensing
  • Tax planning and analysis
  • Project restructuring
  • Strategic planning and corporate restructuring
  • Transmission issues
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Ratemaking
  • Energy markets and trading
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts
  • Land use and permitting
  •  Reliability and cybersecurity