Sustainable business practices are undoubtedly the future and will pave the way for a cleaner planet. Governments and regulators around the globe are racing to incentivize the decarbonization of energy and transportation resources; implement smart soil, water, and natural resource strategies; and promote more ecologically-friendly sourcing and waste management strategies.
Often, these trends are being led by consumer and corporate demand, which is increasing year after year. To navigate the rapidly growing pressure, companies and investors must consider financial, legal, and regulatory challenges that vary from country to country, and from state to state in America.
Our lawyers counsel clients in virtually every sector of renewable energy, clean transportation, sustainability, and carbon capture and removal industries. They also strive to understand the businesses our clients engage in. Their deep understanding and holistic, team-oriented approach helps them to assist clients to smoothly navigate these industries around the world, including in respect of:
- Project development and finance
- Public and private partnerships
- Government incentive programs, tax credits and incentives, and structuring to account for them
- Impacting government policy
- Regulatory requirements
- Commercial agreements
- Financial instruments
- Transactions involving environmental attributes and certificates
- Litigation involving private and public organizations
We help companies form and organize, and work with them as they grow, advising them on everything from securing capital and earning grants, to tax filings and pursuing smarter regulation at the state and federal level. Our team also supports clients on the ground with siting and permitting, construction contracts, managing stakeholders and investors, and training employees on the legal issues most important to our clients’ success.
In addition to supporting work on the ground, our teams have an intimate understanding of industry trends and are uniquely capable of helping clients take advantage of them in the regional and global marketplace.
As sustainability related goals are increasingly embraced by investors, consumers, and business partners globally, our sustainability team will help you to ensure that your business is, too.