Husch Blackwell's Solar Energy team provides a full range of regulatory, transactional, commercial and litigation services to its solar energy clients. We have represented developers, operators, investors, manufacturing companies and large energy consumers in facility and project development, engineering, procurement & construction, installation agreements, energy financing, physical long-term supply and power purchase agreements, renewable energy credits, and alternative energy grants and tax credits. Our project experience includes both utility-scale solar projects and on-site distributed generation projects.
Additionally, our firm has formed a strategic alliance with Hoecker Energy Law & Policy PLLC (HELP) (www.helppllc.com), which was founded principally to support a national trade organization of electric transmission providers and customers, including transmission-dependent solar energy firms, in an effort to educate policymakers about the importance of strengthening the grid and reforming how it is regulated. James J. Hoecker, an attorney in Husch Blackwell's Washington, D.C., office and former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is the founder, outside counsel and principal spokesperson for HELP.
Our firm also maintains a relationship with the Solar Energy Industries Association, is a member of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), and a participant in the Utility Solar Business Models project of SEPA.
Our energy experience enables us to confidently address solar-related legal issues in these areas, among others:
Project Development and Structuring
Regulatory and Legislative
Power Purchase & Access Agreements
We are well-versed in the preparation and negotiation of:
We have great familiarity with:
We have helped clients raise billions of dollars for the development, construction and acquisition of energy assets, including financing structured as:
Construction and Operation
Members of our team have negotiated a wide array of construction and operation agreements, for both traditional and renewable energy projects, including:
Acquisition and Sale
Multiple Husch Blackwell merger and acquisition attorneys who focus in the energy industry regularly structure, negotiate and complete acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, throughout the country and internationally, in transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to several billion dollars.
Our firm’s large intellectual property group works on behalf of companies in all industries, including traditional and renewable energy, to create, acquire and evaluate intellectual property rights; to manage, buy and sell intellectual property; and to vehemently defend intellectual property rights through litigation.
Our firm’s recent solar experience includes:
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Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation. Read more
Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation.
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He is incredibly knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills, all the while maintaining an attitude of kindness toward the client. Read more
He is incredibly knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills, all the while maintaining an attitude of kindness toward the client.
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5.0/5.0 on 12/16/13
Dan was extremely knowledgeable in preparing a Reg D offering. Additionally he was very responsive and sensitive to the timing of preparing the offer... Read more
Dan was extremely knowledgeable in preparing a Reg D offering. Additionally he was very responsive and sensitive to the timing of preparing the offering.
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His listening skills need improvement. I had to repeat things several times and he would ask me the same questions over again. He is more of a talker... Read more
His listening skills need improvement. I had to repeat things several times and he would ask me the same questions over again. He is more of a talker which is not a bad thing....just not when it comes to listening to what your clients wants and needs are.
5.0/5.0 on 04/17/09
Smart lawyers, valuable research, practical strategic advice, resonable fees, responsive service. A complete solution to a litigation issue. Read more
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