Richard Kanoff is chair of Prince Lobel’s Renewable Energy Industry group. He has devoted his career to helping private and public clients understand and navigate the often complex world of energy, climate change, innovation and technology. Richard helps clients manage regulatory risk, develop projects, secure financing and make decisions. Richard often appears in regulatory forums and federal courts involving energy infrastructure projects throughout New England.

Richard works with a diverse group of emerging and established private and public companies, start-ups, non-profits, individuals, and municipalities and focuses on renewable energy and clean technology law, regulatory policy and litigation including permitting, siting, finance, regulatory compliance, project development and transactional matters.

Richard’s clients include clean coal and other fossil fuel‐related generation, and providers of bio-fuels, biomass, energy and demand management, smart grid, solar, wind, storage, fuel cells and other distributed generation technologies. He also represents independent power producers (IPPs), including an association of IPPs in New England. Richard has particular experience managing multifaceted legal issues associated with developing, siting, permitting, financing and operating energy facilities, and navigating electrical transmission, interconnection and ISO policies, interstate gas pipelines, state and federal incentives, and with renewable energy/climate change regulations.

As part of his practice, he presents clients in complex litigation in regulatory agencies and federal courts, including United States Court of Appeals (1st Circuit), at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and before state energy regulatory commissions in New England.


  • J.D., cum laude, George Washington University
  • B.A., Lafayette College

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Energy Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association