Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

With a heightened demand for new, clean energy sources, the attorneys in Zausmer’s renewable energy practice group have the essential knowledge to keep pace with the ever-changing legal and regulatory environments in this area.

Our team of knowledgeable attorneys has extensive experience representing high voltage transmission companies, pipeline companies and wind/solar companies facing complex legal matters related to siting, land acquisition, energy infrastructure entitlements, and permitting. We’ve worked with companies in the solar, wind, hydro to biomass, biofuels, and geothermal spaces, advising them on real estate development and construction, financing, tax-equity, purchase and sale, and regulatory and policy issues.

Our attorneys have counseled renewable energy clients on numerous complex matters, including:

  • Environmental and permitting regulations
  • Zoning, land use, and real estate
  • Local ordinance drafting & amendments
  • PA 116
  • Property and personal taxes
  • Economic Development Agreements
  • Governmental affairs
  • Commercial agreements, contracts, and licensing
  • Appeals
  • Litigation challenges

We also understand the importance of creating alliances with decision-makers and other key constituents in the community. Our attorneys regularly appear at municipal meetings and public forums, forging relationships to ensure projects and developments move toward completion expeditiously. These relationships give us the trusted connections necessary to secure approvals and get deals done.

Our clients look to us to be with them from the beginning to the end of their project and we are there to assist every step of the way until project completion.

Our Renewable Energy group has a history of successful outcomes:

Represent numerous utility scale solar developers with easements, leases, crossing agreements, drain agreements, and other necessary project documents.

Experienced in preparing and presenting large scale utility land use applications before municipal bodies.

Successfully represented utility scale developer in appeal from special land use denial to obtain approval of the project.

Provided local real estate and permitting diligence for tax equity, construction financing and project sale and acquisitions.