The attorneys in the Sills Cummis & Gross renewable energy practice represent property owners, solar developers and installers in connection with solar energy transactions throughout the country. The Firm has a broad client base in this area, including large publically held companies, private equity solar developers and installers. While the Firm works extensively in all areas of this practice, it has developed a particular specialization in dealing with the issues involved in developing and installing solar systems on shopping centers.
The Firm represents its clients in connection with the structuring, implementation and financing of renewable energy transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements, O&M agreements, power purchase and energy services agreements, site leases, master option agreements, REC contracts, loan agreements and related financing documents.
The Firm’s lawyers practicing in this area are all experienced transactional attorneys who also have the requisite knowledge of the applicable energy regulatory and incentive programs, avoiding the balkanization, pitfalls and high legal fees that often occur in this practice area. For example, a Sills Cummis & Gross power purchase or energy services agreement will not only address whether the energy buyer has to sign the interconnection agreement; but will also address SNDAs and each party’s responsibility for state sales taxes and local real property taxes.
The lead attorney on a Sills Cummis & Gross solar energy transaction will always be a seasoned transactional attorney, with a correspondingknowledge of the applicable federal and local renewable energy regulations and incentive programs. This lead attorney will also have the ability to call on hyper-specialists within the Firm when needed.