Fueled by demand for cost-effective and sustainable energy sources, renewable energy development continues to escalate in the United States. Regulatory and economic factors can be challenging in this growing field, requiring experienced legal counsel to effectively navigate the ever-changing terrain.
Akerman assists a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout the United States with the challenges and opportunities emerging from developments in renewable energy and delivery of electric power and natural gas. Our team, which includes former counsel for local governments and state and federal agencies, as well as recognized leaders in Brownfields and infrastructure development, has extensive experience in all facets of environmental, transactional, financing, permitting, and regulatory matters related to green energy projects.
Our work encompasses renewable energy and fuels such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, co-gen, and biofuel, climate change regulation, carbon trading, and major environmental infrastructure project development and project finance. As counsel to both emerging and Fortune 500 companies, our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive representation in all areas related to project development and project finance, including land use, construction, government affairs, corporate, economic development incentives, and tax credit financing. We regularly guide clients through energy-related transactions, including private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, and financings. In addition, with longstanding relationships at administrative and regulatory agencies, we counsel clients on complex compliance matters.