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Your industry is experiencing a historic transformation, with business challenges and opportunities arising in an ever-uncertain legal landscape. Whether you’re a startup or a global enterprise, we’ll stay on top of your regulatory obligations and manage any litigation needs.

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Our Energy attorneys know your business. We support companies across the ever-expanding energy industry, from oil and natural gas to renewable energy, by providing comprehensive legal analysis and solutions. Whether you’re a local startup or a global enterprise, we handle every legal challenge from regulatory compliance to litigation.

  • We advise on existing and proposed federal and state legislation and regulatory proceedings, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) tariffs; California Independent System Operator (CAISO) stakeholder initiatives; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rulemaking and ratemaking proceedings; and California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) proceedings
  • We represent clients before California agencies including the CAISO, the CPUC, the CEC, and the CARB
  • We handle all types of litigation with public and private entities
  • We conduct due diligence for the acquisition and financing of renewable energy companies and facilities
  • We assist in the development of corporate governance and securities reporting requirements
  • We secure necessary operating licenses and permits, land use entitlements and lease negotiations, and provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and litigation services
  • We represent municipalities and governmental agencies in the development of energy conservation and distribution projects, including through joint ventures, Joint Power Authorities (JPAs), and Community Choice Aggregation programs, including organization, governance, regulatory compliance and financing of operations
  • We exploit innovative technologies with patents, trade secret protection and licensing
  • We provide bond counsel on public and private projects
  • We obtain financing through venture capital, private equity and governmental sources

  • Cogeneration and solar project entitlement and purchase and sale
  • Geothermal power and regulatory advocacy at CPUC, CUC and California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Land use and permit due diligence for acquisition and financing of renewable energy facilities
  • Oil company rate of return analysis and sale of excess electrical power
  • Gas turbine power plant due diligence purchase and sale, operational and compliance work
  • Natural gas core transport agency regulatory representation
  • Environmental review of energy projects on private, state and federal lands
  • Power purchase agreements for single site industrial scale solar facilities

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