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Clean & Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a rapidly growing field in our state of Florida and across the country. Our Managing Partner, Dave Markarian has earned his spurs fighting for clean and renewable energy industry before regulatory bodies and in courtrooms across the country for the nation’s leading clean energy companies (NextEra Energy / Florida Power & Light – Fortune 200). Having excelled at legal and policy challenges facing clean energy across the nation and abroad for nearly two decades, we provide our expertise to those seeking both fortune and environmental sustainability in this new frontier.

Types of Clean Energy Businesses in South Florida

Developers, business owners, contractors, and financing parties can become involved in nearly all types of renewable energy, involving legal issues addressing engineering, transmission, land rights and easements, environmental protection and regulation. Projects focused on harnessing energy from the ocean and the sun are particularly critical to our state. We proudly represent Florida’s second largest roof top solar developer, and entrepreneurs seeking to explore new domains, such as algae to energy conversion.

  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy; hot water systems, solar electricity, and even heating and cooling
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biomass energy and cellulosic ethanol
  • Biogas energy
  • Offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy

Legal and Financial Issues in the Clean and Renewable Energy Industry

Legal and financial issues must be addressed at the outset of any clean energy project, and throughout each successive stage. Our dedicated renewable energy lawyers play to win, and have experience in nearly every aspect of clean energy generation and delivery, including but not limited to:

  • Clean and renewable energy project development
  • Product certifications
  • Project approvals
  • Facility contracts, purchase agreements, and leases
  • Easements
  • Regulatory issues in clean and renewable energy
  • Tax matters, credits and incentives
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures in clean and renewable energy
  • Intellectual property issues, such as patent protection

Energy Sector Representation and the Regulatory Process

Our attorneys have gained a high level of experience and expertise in the representation of the energy sector in the regulatory process, including clean and renewable energy development. Our attorneys have prevailed in multiple regulatory arenas to assure the following:

  • Shaping of sound state and federal legal regulatory and governmental policy by working with regulators, governors, legislatures, NGOs, trade groups and environmentalists throughout the United States
  • Rules changes to enable and embrace development and construction, including clean energy development
  • Engineering regulatory approvals for projects across the country
  • Advocacy on tax, natural gas and shale extraction and transportation policy