Renewable Energy

Helping your organization unleash the full potential of renewable energy

Capabilities at a glance

  • Business-focused, commercially feasible legal advice in a rapidly growing and changing sector of the economy.
  • Our attorneys are experienced with renewable energy and related sustainability projects of all sizes, including solar, biofuels, biomass, waste-to-energy and wind, as well as electric vehicle charging, microgrids and battery storage.
  • A focus on ever-changing regulation that varies from state to state. As a national law firm with offices around the country and experience from Maine to Florida to California, we can help you across jurisdictions.
  • We are at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, helping unleash the potential of this growing sector by steering our clients through a range of evolving markets, regulations and funding opportunities.

Innovative legal solutions for the renewable energy sector

The Quarles Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group has a dedicated team devoted to the alternative and renewable energy industries—a sector experiencing dynamic legal, market and cultural change. Our services include pre-project counseling; due diligence; facility siting; permitting; financing; transaction design and support; tax and incentive support; regulatory approval and ongoing compliance for construction, operation, mid-life upgrades and decommissioning; and dispute resolution related to renewable energy and related projects—all delivered efficiently and cost-effectively. Our energy and infrastructure attorneys are excited to work on a pioneering area of the economy, tackling the job with enthusiasm and creativity.

Dedicated legal support for a broad range of energy market clients

We are proud to represent a broad array of clients on renewable energy, sustainability and infrastructure projects, including:

  • Public utilities and energy cooperatives
  • Companies ranging from Fortune 50 publicly traded corporations to privately held family businesses
  • Municipalities ranging from very large cities to small towns
  • Non-profit institutions of all sizes
  • Project developers and partnerships involved in large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, including P3 matters
  • Institutional investors, lenders and other financial services companies
  • Startups and venture-backed entities investing in cutting-edge energy projects and business models
  • Governmental entities such as international airports and wastewater treatment districts

Experience

  • Advising on the financing and refinancing of projects, including all types of power generation and water schemes
  • Planning, development, environmental and regulatory
  • Acquisitions and disposals of assets and companies
  • Negotiating agreements
  • Structuring complex joint ventures
  • Procurement
  • Dispute resolution

Successes

  • We advised a large U.S. municipality on a complex renewable energy procurement contract. At time of closing in 2022, the transaction was reportedly the largest municipal electric supply deal involving a utility-scale new build renewables facility ever executed in the U.S.
  • We represented a U.S. international airport in the negotiation of agreements for the construction of a cutting-edge on-site micro-grid involving multiple on-site electric generation sources.
  • We represented a leading technology company on energy infrastructure matters to support a $800 million data center development project.
  • We represented a leading national retailer on EV charging deployment projects in multiple states, including equipment procurement, charging infrastructure and technology support, and grant and other financial incentive transactions.
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