Infrastructure Project Siting, Permitting and Development

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Providing regulatory and strategic advice in connection with the federal permitting of several of the most complex and significant gas and electricity transmission projects in the nation.
  • Advising power and energy companies on regulatory issues related to the development of significant natural gas transmission pipelines that would serve multiple public utilities, including securing federal permits, providing timely strategic advice to resolve potential sources of delay and ensure effective interagency coordination, developing strategies for effective engagement with federal agencies, interfacing with federal regulators, preparing written correspondence and formal submissions to regulators, developing Draft Environmental Impact Statements, and preparing defensible records to support final federal decisions.
  • Advising some of the nation's largest wind and solar energy companies on the successful permitting and deployment of more than 5,000 megawatts of wind and solar utility-scale projects.
  • Counseling clients on Natural Gas Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act compliance, as well as applicable agency regulations.
  • Advising the largest developer of offshore wind generation projects in the world on commercial, tax, real estate and regulatory issues related to the proposed development of utility-scale offshore wind generation projects in the United States.
  • Helping a renewable energy producer navigate the environmental review of its plan to construct a generation interconnection tie and ensure consistency with land use plans and agency regulations, as well as aiding in mitigation negotiations with managing agencies regarding a generation interconnection tie crossing through a sensitive desert ecosystem and adjacent to a major national park.
  • Advising a local government on several key considerations related to a significant city airport modernization project, including issues related to government authorization, procurement, financing and real estate.
  • Serving as development and litigation counsel for resort, hotel, residential condominium and retail developers throughout the United States, providing strategic counseling related to siting, federal, state and local permitting, environmental regulatory obligations, and community involvement.