Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Our renewable energy practice assists clients in operating in a highly regulated and complex business environment. From permitting, development, corporate and transactional work, to government relations, state and local taxation (SALT), regulatory law, real estate transactions, and environmental advice, we offer comprehensive legal services that help at every state of the development pipeline. Our full-service renewable energy practice assists clients in developing business plans and responding proactively to new technological, regulatory and market realities.

Regulatory Compliance and Legislative Support

Rampart Law Group assists clients with in a variety of regulatory proceedings, including numerous matters pertinent to the renewable energy industry, such as the development of renewable energy portfolio standards, contract approvals, distributed generation rules and net metering standards. We are also active in policy and legislative strategy relating to legislation and laws that are of concern to the renewable energy industry.

Corporate Structuring and Tax Planning

The Rampart Law Group renewable energy practice is well-equipped to handle the diverse needs of companies spanning from emerging businesses to seasoned public companies in the renewable energy industry. Our practice represents companies of various stages that may be looking to raise funding or explore exit strategies or other strategic alternatives. We handle transactions of all sizes related to both private and publicly held companies. Our tax practice advises renewable energy companies, independent power producers, and developers on issues related to project development and have experience in structuring projects and transaction in connection with, among other things, tax equity financing for renewable energy projects.

Project Finance

We represent borrowers, investors, installers and lenders in financings of renewable energy projects. This includes representing lenders with respect to making nonrecourse loans to project level entities secured by equipment and revenue streams. We also represent developers and independent power producers in obtaining financing (including tax equity financing) to construct and operate a project.

Construction and Real Estate

The financing, planning and construction of any major infrastructure project are always highly scrutinized, multi-staged and multifaceted. At each stage, Rampart Law Group attorneys support clients from the early planning stages (including site control and community relations efforts) through labor acquisition and project management (as clients enlist and begin working with engineers, contractors, venders, suppliers and insurers) through operational issues (advising on emergency changes to plans and negotiating operation and maintenance agreements).

Land Use and Permitting

Every renewable energy project is required to comply with land use and permitting restrictions at the state, local, and federal level. The Rampart Law Group renewable energy practice assists developers, owners and contractors in obtaining the necessary permits and approvals required to develop and operate renewable energy systems. We also assist acquirers and lenders in reviewing and conducting due diligence of systems to be purchased or collateralized for loans.

Tax Agreements and Municipal Taxation

An important part of the financing, cashflow, and disposition of a renewable energy project is the tax burden of municipal taxes. In addition to advising clients on matters of federal, state and municipal taxation, Rampart Law Group attorneys negotiate tax agreements with municipalities and litigate against municipalities to reduce unreasonably high tax assessments.