Today’s energy sector continues to rapidly evolve and demands a multi-disciplinary legal team that combines the experience of working firsthand in the energy sector with a deep understanding of the law. Fox Swibel’s energy practice was built on the foundation of the firm’s highly regarded corporate, transactional, real estate, tax and litigation services, layered with an energy regulatory and compliance practice. Our boutique setting allows us to collaborate across practice groups to provide our clients with full-service legal representation.
Fox Swibel counsels clients in all aspects of development, financing, and long-term ownership of alternative/renewable energy and energy efficiency contracting projects including, but not limited to:
- Acquisition and sale of large wind/solar farm projects and distributed solar (both in front of and behind the meter)
- Siting and construction of energy generation facilities and transmission infrastructure, including land acquisition and leasing, negotiation of power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, and other related agreements
- Structuring and negotiation of joint venture agreements and venture capital arrangements to finance alternative energy projects
- Advice regarding monetization of state incentives and regulated revenue streams
- Structuring and negotiation of key service agreements and B2B/B2C retail agreements
- Structuring and negotiation of long-term royalty arrangements
- Energy-lease review
- Project build-out arrangements
- Developing and implementing document structures for energy efficiency contracting
- Off-balance sheet financing
- Providing tax advice in connection with the design of ownership and financing structures for alternative energy projects
In addition to the alternative/renewable energy space, Fox Swibel works across the energy industry from retail electricity and gas to transmission. Fox Swibel proudly represents trade associations before state agencies (primarily in Illinois) to set the rules under which energy companies must operate.