Industries

Renewable Energy

HELPING YOU FIND COST-EFFECTIVE, ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES

Prince Lobel Renewables is committed to supporting the growth and success of our renewable and clean energy clients. Our integrated practice of experienced professionals is singularly focused on serving the needs of clients in every segment of the renewable energy space. Our group has deep experience in all aspects of renewable energy and clean technology law, financing, business planning and development, intellectual property, data privacy and tax. We represent clients in myriad energy-related corporate and business transactions, and routinely assist in regulatory, siting, permitting, construction, real estate, environmental and litigation matters. Because we understand our clients’ businesses, technologies, and markets, we are able to work closely with our clients to develop strategies for growth and success. Our practice is focused on thought leadership by offering solutions and helping get the deal done.

We understand that every client has specific and unique requirements and we offer a complete package of services designed to serve individual client needs. Whether you have a specific question relating to regulatory incentives, permitting, corporate structuring or tax or have a continuing need for an experienced “in-house counsel”, we bring industry-leading expertise to all matters. With the legislative and regulatory climate in a state of near constant change, we provide hands-on services for any renewable energy and clean tech enterprise, from early stage to Fortune 500.

We have deep experience and understanding of energy and clean technology laws and trends, financing options, corporate structures, intellectual property and tax issues and relevant laws and regulations.  We appreciate the need to identify and maximize federal and state incentives that may be available to clients. We serve as partners to our clients and value their success as a “win-win.”

OUR CLEAN ENERGY CLIENTS RELY ON PRINCE LOBEL RENEWABLES TO HELP MEET THE CHALLENGES THAT ARISE IN EVERY SECTOR, INCLUDING:

  • Solar
  • Water
  • Wind
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Energy storage
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydropower
  • Energy efficiency and demand response
  • Transmission / distribution system optimization and efficiency

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Project Development/Real Estate/Environmental

  • Power purchase agreement negotiations
  • Interconnection and transmission access
  • Incentives for renewable project development (renewable portfolio standards) including RECS, grants, tax benefits
  • Joint ventures for project development
  • Environmental implications (federal and state) including MEPA, CWA, rare species, cultural and historic, bald eagles and migratory birds, bats, Phase 1, Geotechnical, wetlands, USFWS, ACORE
  • Real estate work required in connection with renewable energy transactions, including real estate purchases, ground leases, rooftop leases and licenses, options to lease, title work, and procurement and negotiation of title commitments
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction contract management and negotiations

Finance/Corporate

  • Public and private financing and transactional due diligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Acquisitions and divestitures of projects and portfolios
  • Due diligence of renewable assets for development, financing and M&A transactions, including local zoning and permitting
  • Procurement procedures concerning the construction and operation of renewable energy facilities
  • Financing, including project finance, acquisition finance, private placements, convertible loans, debt capital markets, state bank funding.
  • Intellectual property and technology licensing and management
  • Tax credits and tax implications
  • Regulatory advice before federal, state and regional agencies covering infrastructure approvals, facility operations and reliability, EWG and QF status

Energy Regulatory/Litigation

  • Cannabis energy regulatory implications
  • Judicial Appeals (Supreme Judicial Court and 1st Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Infrastructure Litigation –promoting equitable siting and net zero opportunities on behalf of cities and towns and non-profit stakeholder
  • Environmental Justice

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS:

Project Development/Real Estate/Environmental

  • Counsel to national energy companies in development, permitting, financing of hundreds of megawatts of solar, community solar and storage facilities throughout the United States
  • Counsel to a national retailer with respect to clean energy strategy and review of PPAs and Community Solar Agreements
  • Counsel to developer in large scale (over 1 MW) rooftop solar installation including procurement, power purchase agreement and interconnection
  • Counsel to developer in repowering hundreds of MWs of wind turbine generating facilities, including acquiring the operating wind farms and the permitting, construction and interconnection of new turbines
  • Counsel to landowners in the siting, development, leasing of large solar facilities by third parties on their properties

Finance/Corporate

  • Counsel to a power company in the sale of its 60MW hydroelectric facility.
  • Counsel to a national equity fund financing 10 MWs of solar facilities in MA; responsible for due diligence, regulatory advice, risk assessment, and transaction documentation
  • Counsel to several newly formed solar development companies with respect to structuring, due diligence, acquisitions and development matters
  • Counsel to developers in successful applications to the US Dept. of Treasury for payments for specified renewable energy property in lieu of tax credits
  • Counsel to a large private equity fund developing, acquiring and financing over 30 MWs of solar facilities in MA; responsible for due diligence, regulatory advice, risk assessment, and transaction documentation
  • Counsel to prominent bank in debt financing the development and operation of solar facilities on a well-known big box retailer in MA; responsible for due diligence, risk assessments, regulatory advice and transaction documentation
  • Counsel in transactions regarding the applicability of investment/production tax credits for solar, wind and biomass projects
  • Counsel to a solar developers in North Carolina in connection with the acquisition and financing of $20 million in PV facilities in North Carolina in a complex multi-party transaction involving equity and debt financing, deal structuring, tax implications, and drafting and review of purchase and sale, credit, investment and operating agreements

Regulatory/Litigation

  • Counsel in Massachusetts regulatory proceeding advocating for energy storage facilities and protection of environmental justice communities
  • Counsel in SJC appeal of Energy Facilities Siting Board (MA) decision in opposition of siting of electric transmission infrastructure in sensitive environmental areas
  • Counsel in a matter of first impression before the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to an appeal under the Natural Gas Act of a water quality certification
  • Counsel to numerous cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in regulatory proceedings opposing a proposed regional interstate gas pipeline
  • Counsel to an independent power association in complex regulatory proceedings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with respect to issues relating to competitive markets and policies.