The development of a new energy project is challenging for developers and their legal counsel. Our attorneys fit seamlessly into a client’s development team. Typically, a lead Ballard Spahr partner will mobilize input from attorneys with specific skills in regulatory issues, real estate, environmental matters, and finance. This interdisciplinary approach enables us to manage complex details and anticipate barriers.
Our recent development engagements encompass:
Our lawyers negotiate construction and operating agreements, energy purchase and sale agreements, fuel supply and transportation arrangements, and technology licenses. We provide real estate and environmental support for site control, permitting, and brownfield site issues. We structure joint ventures, partnerships, and joint ownership projects that combine investment and operating roles among developers, investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, municipal power entities, and equity funds. We also have significant experience with public-private partnerships and the privatization of municipal services.
We are familiar with every type of federal tax incentive, including solar and clean coal investment tax credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and renewable energy production tax credits, as well as tax-exempt bonds, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, and Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds.