Nixon Peabody has one of the most comprehensive Energy practices in the U.S., serving the needs of energy clients for more than 75 years. We understand that our clients’ are facing complex business decisions in a global energy marketplace that is continually changing as a result of new legislation, advancing technology, and unique business opportunities.
Our Energy lawyers have significant experience representing clients in all aspects of the energy business. Our clients include traditional and renewable energy project developers, equity and tax equity investors, debt issuers, investor-owned electric and gas utilities, public power entities, and electric cooperatives. The types of energy facilities with which we have been involved are as diverse as our clients, ranging from traditional (oil, natural gas, coal-fired, and nuclear) and renewable (land based and offshore wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy, hydro, and geothermal) electric generating facilities, underwater and land-based electric transmission facilities, natural gas pipelines, and coal gasification projects.
We offer in-depth industry knowledge; an integrated, team approach; and the extensive resources of a full-service, international firm. Our services cover a comprehensive range of energy-related legal and business concerns, including:
- Project development and finance
- Siting, permitting, and land use
- Environmental compliance
- EPC, equipment procurement, power purchase, and fuel supply agreements
- Participation and joint operating agreements
- Taxable and tax-exempt financing
- Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
- Federal and state energy regulation
- Government relations
- Transmission and interconnection issues
- Litigation and arbitration
A number of our Energy attorneys are listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2011). In fact, our Energy practice has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA since 2005. Recently, our Energy practice received national recognition in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2011–12 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
In addition, because energy industry matters frequently cross disciplines, our Energy team attorneys work closely with other Nixon Peabody attorneys who have in-depth experience in environmental law, real estate, construction, finance, bankruptcy, securitization, tax, and employment law matters.
- Eastern States, DC Sue EPA Over Exemptions on Cross-border Power Plant Emissions
SNL Power Daily | May 7, 2013
Rochester partner and leader of the firm’s Energy & Environmental practice Scott Turner discusses a pending lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s move to exempt states at least temporarily from addressing in their implementation plans power plant emissions degrading air quality outside their borders.
- Stakeholders Weigh In On Maryland Offshore Wind
North American Windpower | April 23, 2013
Boston energy & environmental associate Jen Simon Lento discusses the wind industry’s reactions to the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.
- Genesee Valley Chapter Industrial Issues Committee - Mission of Service and Relevance
Clean Waters (a New York Water Environment Association publication) | April 15, 2013
Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford co-authored this column discussing how the New York Water Environment Association’s Industrial Issues Committee (IIC) has helped members understand and map the path to local and federal regulatory compliance.