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Development of alternative and renewable energy sources is necessary to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported oil and to reduce carbon emissions.

The Southeast is a leader in this sector as a result of large biomass feedstock resources (including forest and agricultural resources), existing facilities that manufacture key components of alternative and renewable energy equipment, available incentives for new facilities, and significant entrepreneurial investment.

Burr & Forman’s experienced interdisciplinary team includes attorneys from our corporate, economic development, tax, real estate, environmental and regulatory practices. This group helps clients in the Southeast and across the United States achieve their goals in this rapidly growing industry.

Our Alternative & Renewable Energy team has been involved in projects throughout the United States related to solar, wind, biofuels and biomass, synthetic fuels, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas technologies and nuclear energy. Our team’s experience includes:

Project finance
Permitting and environmental issues
Structuring for utilization of federal and state energy tax credits
Syndication of tax credits
Achieving state and local incentives for new facilities
Power supply agreements
Real estate issues
Mergers and acquisitions of renewable energy companies and assets
Private equity investment


Environmental Permits
Negotiated environmental permits under various environmental statutes.

Environmental Permits
Assisted with environmental permitting of Developments of Regional Impact.

Environmental Related Agreements
Negotiated landfill gas sale and transportation agreements.

Environmental Related Agreements
Facilitated methane gas-to-energy transaction between municipal landfill and industrial facility.

Federal False Claims Act
Represented litigants in federal False Claims Act case involving RCRA, FIFRA, TSCA, CAA and CWA violations at chemical manufacturing facility.