Stoel Rives LLP has been a pioneer in renewable energy law since the 1980s, and in 2001, became one of the first law firms in the United States to recognize the importance of renewable energy when we created a dedicated Energy Development practice group. Today, our energy law practice is widely recognized as one of the top-rated in the United States. Each year from 2010 to the present, Stoel Rives has received a National First-Tier ranking among U.S. law firms for our Energy Law practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” – an honor achieved by only a select number of law firms in the country.

We represent developers and operators of utility-scale and distributed-generation energy projects, as well as technology manufacturing companies, institutional investors, and large energy consumers, and our clients are involved in all areas of renewable energy, including wind, solar, biofuels, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass. We regularly provide legal services in the following areas:

  • Project finance
  • Project siting
  • Enterprise and venture structuring
  • Power Marketing
  • Interconnection and transmission
  • Construction and equipment procurement
  • Taxes and incentives
  • Management, operations, and maintenance
  • Intellectual property protection

Our attorneys have written extensively on every technology and continue that tradition in our blog.  Our Renewable Energy team wrote the book on solar energy, The Law of Solar: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, now in its fifth edition, and it and other “Law of” handbooks providing a general overview of the legal and business issues involved in emerging or rapidly developing areas of law are available for download at