Legal Services OVERVIEW

  • Wind energy project leases, access and transmission easements, co-development agreements, licenses, and related real property agreements
  • Utility-scale and distributed generation solar energy project property leases, purchase and sale agreements, options, and easements
  • Title and survey review and analysis, and title curative instruments
  • Environmental and permitting diligence in connection with EPC agreements, consulting contracts, O&M agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, investments, and other corporate transactions relating to the operation, transfer and sale of renewable energy projects
  • Due diligence investigations of title and real estate assets for solar and wind energy transaction

Representative Transactions: Solar Energy Projects

    • Counseled California public transit authority on proposed lease of transit property for third-party owned solar energy system.
    • Represented solar developer in licensing Colorado school district property for development and operation of community solar energy project.
    • Drafted and negotiated purchase and lease option agreements for multiple solar energy projects in California and Georgia for international solar energy developer.
    • Supported sale of central California utility-scale solar energy project to national solar energy company.
    • Represented EPC contractor in successful negotiation of contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of solar PV facility in San Diego County.
    • Drafted and negotiated solar energy lease agreements for two 20-MW, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Imperial County, California on behalf of national solar energy developer and operator.
    • Represented developer in solar lease agreements and power purchase agreements for distributed-generation PV project located at Colorado airport.
    • Drafted and negotiated engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, solar energy lease, and related agreements for ground-mount utility-scale project in New Jersey on behalf of international solar developer.
    • Represented distributed generation PV developer in drafting solar equipment lease agreement, access agreements, and maintenance contracts for parking lot shade PV project in California.
    • Represented major solar energy project owner in co-development agreement negotiations with local solar developer.

Representative Transactions: Wind Energy

    • Conducted title and survey review, and provided curative documents, for Pennsylvania utility-scale wind energy project.
    • Represented developer in drafting and negotiating public land lease for bid in connection with renewable energy development in New Mexico.
    • Conducted title and survey review and undertook title curative efforts for Oregon wind project properties.
    • Represented international energy company in negotiating leases and purchase option agreements for 100+ MW project in California.
    • Provided real estate and title support to Represented developer-operator in sale of 60 and 100 MW+ wind energy projects in Klickitat County, Washington with respect to real property assets and title due diligence.
    • Represented major buyer of wind energy real property and related project assets in New Mexico.
    • Provided real estate and title support to international wind-energy corporation in sale of subsidiary company with multiple project assets located in Pennsylvania.
    • Represented lender in title and real property due diligence for multimillion dollar construction loan on Morrow County, Oregon.
    • Conducted environmental and federal permitting due diligence investigation on behalf of tax equity investors and construction lenders

Other Transactions

    • Represented landowner in negotiating transmission and access agreement for joint wind energy project development in northern California.
    • Represented developer in exercising options and amending leases for newly acquired assets in Nevada wind project.
    • Represented Oregon irrigation district secure financing for a small hydroelectric project through state and federal funding sources.
    • Represented major wind energy developer in drafting and negotiating a wake impact agreement with neighboring developer.
    • Represented international broker of renewable energy credits in negotiating a consulting agreement with third-party independent contractor.
    • Represented internationally owned wind developers in compliance with state and federal laws relating to foreign interests in agricultural laws.
    • Advised client on environmental risks in purchase of contaminated property associated with small scale hydro project