American Indian > Energy and Renewable Energy for Indian Tribes

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a full-service firm that brings together a knowledgeable and experienced team tailored for each transaction in order to provide comprehensive, effective solutions for our clients’ energy projects and initiatives.

Our team is able to handle all aspects of energy transactions, including project development, finance, tax structuring, regulatory and environmental compliance and legislative access. This also gives Akin Gump the ability to represent our clients throughout the full life cycle of their projects, from the purchase of assets through structuring and financing the transaction to power off-take and project development, including construction, acquisition of turbines and associated intellectual property downstream sales.

Our energy practice assists American Indian tribes and nations in representation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) on policy matters, including rulemakings and proceedings of interest, such as hydroelectric relicensing matters in which tribal land is affected and energy construction projects that require FERC approval and that may affect tribal lands. We also assist in evaluating energy needs, including developing options for reducing energy costs, an important objective for tribal development plans that utilize large amounts of energy.