With our energy practice, we assist companies and other organizations in a wide range of activities that allow them to take advantage of new opportunities and minimize risks involving climate change and clean-energy issues.

Our attorneys have worked on a broad range of renewable-energy projects involving solar, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, agricultural biomass, coal or wood waste, and geothermal electric generation, as well as ethanol and biodiesel facilities. In the litigation area, we have been involved in national climate change cases, including the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. EPA. We advise on the development of climate policies for local and regional entities, universities, and corporate stakeholders. With our real estate practice, we help developers, purchasers, and tenants with "green" design and "green" building development and occupancy.

We assist clients with:

  • Litigation arising from climate change law, challenges to renewable energy projects, and the instigation of lawsuits to advance greenhouse gas arrangements or clean energy ventures 
  • Strategies for reducing or managing greenhouse gas emissions cost effectively, and for generating offsets or credits for those reductions 
  • Permits, approvals, and development issues, and financing for fossil fuel-fired, alternative, and nuclear-powered energy facilities 
  • Advice  for governmental authorities and private-party participants on national, state, regional, and local climate policy and sustainability development
  • Pursuing or responding to legislative or regulatory actions involving greenhouse gas emissions and alternative energy 
  • Strategies for developing and pursuing greenhouse gas capture and storage opportunities 
  • Registering and trading carbon-reduction and renewable-energy credits in regulated and unregulated markets 
  • Disclosure of climate change risks under securities laws