Energy, Utilities and Natural Resources

Energy generation, distribution and use are basic to our economy. Clients in various segments of the energy industry look to Sherin and Lodgen for specialized advice. Electrical generators rely on Sherin and Lodgen for advice related to acquisition, due diligence, control and development of facilities. Petroleum supply and distribution companies look to Sherin and Lodgen with regard to supply contracts, real estate issues and the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.

Oil prices, LEED, gasoline prices at the pump, pressures to conserve, efforts to generate more electricity - all are intense forces affecting the industry. Sherin and Lodgen has experience advising clients in the entitlement process, in the acquisition and control of real estate with financing alternatives (including New Market Tax Credits and other tax incentives) and with regard to assessing the carbon footprint for operations.

Many of our lawyers are trained in LEED analysis, and five of our lawyers are LEED Accredited Professionals. We are frequently invited to speak during industry educational programs.

Representative Experience

  • Large petroleum distribution company in connection with environmental issues arising from acquisition of a portfolio of 65 gasoline station properties
  • Fuel oil distribution company in connection with wholesale supply agreement
  • Large regional electrical generating company in connection with acquisition, development and management of key locations for generation and transmission of power