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.

Learn more about Stoel Rives’ Renewable Energy team.

Renewable energy services

  • Strategic business plan development and implementation
  • Feasibility study review and assessment
  • Special purpose entity and other strategic venture formation and structuring
  • Initial round equity offerings, private placements and public offerings
  • Debt financing, including development, bridge, construction and term loans
  • Acquisition, leasing and use of public lands including eminent domain issues
  • Environmental compliance and due diligence including ESA, Marine Mammal Protection Act, coastal zone protection and NEPA
  • Siting, permitting and land use counsel
  • Joint development agreements
  • Tax credit financing and planning including PTC and ITC
  • Green tag/renewable energy credit/RIN monetization, transfer and retirement transactions
  • Project finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments
  • Construction, equipment procurement, and operations and maintenance
  • Product and by-product marketing, distribution and sales, including power purchase agreements and steam supply agreements
  • Process power, water, fuel, steam host and cogeneration arrangements
  • Feedstock procurement, hedging and risk management agreements
  • Distributed generation portfolio financing and securitization
  • Interconnection and transmission agreements
  • FERC compliance
  • Taxation of utility property
  • Intellectual property, patents and technology licensing agreements
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Legislation and rulemaking
  • International transactions