Renewable Energy & Utility Law



Our Renewable Energy and Utility Law Practice Group guides public and private clients through every phase of the rapidly changing world of energy purchase and supply: strategic planning and program development; regulatory and contractual matters; financing options including grants, tax credit options, Renewable Energy Credits; and program implementation. Public and private clients rely on our attorneys for:

  • Advice on traditional and renewable energy options
  • Plan and project development
  • Land acquisition, leases, easements
  • Transactional and contractual matters
  • State and Local energy regulatory matters
  • Finance options:
    • Power purchase agreements
    • Grants
    • Energy and tax credits
    • Equipment contracts and leases
  • Operation / maintenance agreements
  • Environmental:
    • Wetlands
    • Brownfield and Greenfield permitting
    • Waterfront permitting
    • Endangered Species Act
  • Land use, zoning, planning:
    • Variances
    • Special use permitting
    • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Business planning: contract drafting negotiating
  • Compliance: advice on state and federal regulations
  • Local utility issues

Our attorneys' backgrounds include substantial experience with the development, procurement, financing and operation of traditional energy projects as well as alternative sources including solar, wind, landfill gas to electricity and more.

We have assisted clients with the site, environmental and land use issues often encountered in both traditional energy and new generation energy projects. Brownfields issues, wetlands permitting and mitigation, waterfront permitting, and the entire gamut of land use and environmental matters that can arise are all areas our attorneys have successfully navigated for our clients.

  • Representative Energy Projects

- Solar electricity projects for New Jersey State College providing over 1 MW of electricity
- Central Energy Center providing thermal energy to $4.8 billion casino project in Las Vegas
- Greenfield Central Energy Center providing 25,000 tons of cooling; 350,000 dt/hr high temperature
- water and 8 MW of emergency power to a major Atlantic City Casino
- Combined Heat and Power (Co-generation) projects providing over 20 MW of electricity for
- manufacturers and casino
- Greenfield landfill gas to electricity project providing over 18 MW of electricity

Practice Area Attorneys

Walker Jr., Richard H. - Of Counsel