Renewable Energy > Overview

As renewable energy becomes a more prominent part of the global energy mix, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s renewable energy practice combines legal skills developed across a broad array of traditional energy projects with attorneys who are pioneers in the renewable energy sectors to provide our clients with exemplary market knowledge and transactional services.

Akin Gump is one of the world’s leading law firms in the development and financing of renewable energy projects and the purchase and sale of renewable energy projects and companies. The lawyers in the practice work with project sponsors and developers, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions, investors, manufacturers, technology companies, contractors, tribal governments, sovereign nations and other participants in the sector. Our depth in the renewable energy sector includes projects in wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biofuel.

Our lawyers counsel our clients with regard to every aspect of the development and financing of a major project, including:

  • development, bridge, construction and term debt financing 
  • equity financing, including tax equity financing 
  • joint ventures and other development agreements 
  • tax 
  • policy and lobbying 
  • real estate 
  • federal and state environmental, land use and permitting considerations 
  • equipment supply and construction services 
  • power sales 
  • transmission and interconnection 
  • operation and maintenance 
  • federal and state energy regulation 
  • dispute resolution.

Our renewable energy team—most recently recognized as one of Law360’s 2011 “Practice Groups of the Year”—includes the former president and current board member of the American Wind Energy Association, the former CEO of one of the world’s largest wind energy developers and turbine manufacturers, the former global head of project finance at a major investment bank, the incoming chair of the Project Finance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association, an industry-leading renewable energy tax advisor and two of California’s Top 100 Lawyers, as named by Daily Journal. Akin Gump is consistently honored with recognition by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and Chambers USA in the categories of Projects and Renewables & Alternative Energy for our work in the United States and Latin America.