The volume of scientific and legal information related to climate change, carbon constraints, energy initiatives, environmental directives and green construction requirements both increases and changes on what seems almost a daily basis. In the absence of comprehensive international and federal regulatory frameworks, organizations are left coping with fragmented regulatory and voluntary initiatives that ask no clear questions and provide no clear answers. However, all affect competitiveness, risk and the bottom line.
Lawyers in Faegre Baker Daniels' interdisciplinary practice of new energy, clean technology and climate have the breadth and depth of legal and policy experience to serve clients whose needs range from the comprehensive to the specific—whether it is bringing new technologies to the marketplace, negotiating carbon offsets by building renewable energy producers in China, or analyzing the specific tax consequences of a single change to current practice.
We represent start-up renewable energy providers, leading energy producers and distributors, clean technology venture capital, construction firms addressing green building regulations, logistics and transportation businesses, energy alliances and research facilities, as well as a broad array of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.
We offer legal solutions to our clients in the following areas of practice:
Our new energy team addresses the needs of leading traditional and renewable energy companies, providing counsel regarding environmental and natural resources; real estate and land use; eminent domain and corridor acquisition; corporate governance; capital raising; commercial transactions; construction contracts, regulations and liability issues; intellectual property protection; and dispute resolution, including litigation of commercial, construction, energy, environmental and federal land claims. We counsel clients in a range of sectors: utilities, oil, gas, electric transmission, biofuels, wind, solar and geothermal.
Lawyers in our clean technology practice address the unique legal needs of companies operating in the clean technology sector. We take pride in collaborating with clients whose business it is to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and mitigate the environmental impact of energy development, population growth and industrial practices.
Our climate change team addresses regulatory compliance matters, climate-related litigation claims and climate-related corporate governance and securities disclosure issues. In addition to advising clients on potential litigation risks stemming from climate-related claims, we counsel clients on new EPA greenhouse gas emission reporting rules and potential regulations stemming from the agency's "endangerment" finding. Our attorneys also provide strategic counsel to assist clients in the transition to the "new energy economy."
With FaegreBD Consulting, a division of Faegre Baker Daniels based in Washington D.C., our clients have access to real time analysis, advocacy and advice concerning evolving regulatory structures, associated compliance and enforcement issues, development opportunities, and policy making to address obstacles and capitalize on opportunities.