The opportunity, demand and, arguably, need to develop alternative and renewable sources of energy continues to grow. Along with dozens of state and federal incentives, including those connected with the State of Ohio’s renewable energy portfolio standards, there are also increased regulations creating new and complex business challenges. For this unique industry, Kegler Brown maintains a comprehensive + experienced practice team that provides counsel at every point along the multi-faceted process of renewable energy development, production, sale and distribution.
Kegler Brown’s team works with established companies and start-ups, developers and property owners, utilities and financial institutions in order to assist clients to assess and resolve the diverse legal and practical issues involved the alternative energy sector. From government relations to real estate, equity raising to tax incentives, our team has the depth of experience and breadth of knowledge to provide strategic advice on every aspect companies may face.
Energy + Environment: assist clients with issues and regulations surrounding land use, such as siting, environmental permits and approvals, utilities, and all types of PUCO proceedings including Certificates of Need.
Corporate: provide counsel on business needs, such as joint venture formation, M+A, capital raising, and drafting and negotiation of g Power Purchase Agreements, Operating Agreements and Easement/License Agreements. We also support clients with IP protection, filing and protecting patents for emerging technologies and creating licensing agreements.
Real Estate: advise clients through the entire real estate process, from acquisition to development, financing, leasing, regulatory and zoning.
Government Relations: advocating at the local, state and federal levels, we also provide multi-state lobbying and legislation monitoring, assist with appropriations, and draft legislation and ordinances.
Tax: along with advising on tax issues, such as property tax, long-term exemptions, equity financing, we assist clients by utilizing government incentive programs, such as the Energy Tax Incentive Act of 2005, advising on proper transaction structuring in order to access state and federal grants.
Along with producers of different types of energy, distributors and traditional public utility companies, we represent financial institutions, manufacturers of renewable energy components, contractors, government entities, advocacy groups and other private firms involved with or seeking involvement with the alternative and renewable energy industry.