Energy & Cleantech

Developers, lenders, and public agencies and municipalities look to Sherin and Lodgen’s Energy and Cleantech attorneys to navigate complexities in the energy and cleantech industry. We have a particular expertise in representing clients in renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro, and energy storage.

We represent these clients in a broad range of matters including:

  • Acquisition
  • Assessment of carbon footprint for operations
  • Due diligence
  • Financing and financing alternatives (including Solar Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, Investment Tax Credits, and other tax incentives)
  • Leasing (including ground and rooftop for solar arrays)
  • License agreements
  • Litigation
  • Permitting
  • Petroleum distribution agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Supply contracts
  • Lender in bridge, construction to term, and permanent financing of both operating and to be constructed Solar PV Installations.
  • Wholesale petroleum distribution company in the negotiation of petroleum supply agreements and litigation related to those agreements in the context of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA).
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company in connection with hydrogen fueling facility leases for locations in Massachusetts and New Jersey.
  • Large petroleum distribution company in connection with environmental issues arising from acquisition of a portfolio of 65 gasoline station properties
  • Large regional electrical generating company in connection with acquisition, development and management of key locations for generation and transmission of power
  • Electrical generators
  • Independent power producers
  • Municipalities
  • Petroleum supply and distribution companies
  • Public agencies
  • Renewable energy lenders, investors, and developers

In Celebration of Women: Women in Renewable Energy Q&As

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 25, 2021
In March, our firm’s Women’s Initiative began its “In Celebration of Women Q&A Series” in honor of International Women’s Month, first highlighting female S&L...

Why “Maine Won’t Wait” on Climate Action and What the Rush Means for Developers

By Tanya M. Larrabee on January 05, 2021
In 2019, Maine’s Governor, Janet Mills, addressed the United Nations, laying out a plan for the state to reach carbon...

DOER Finalizes SMART Program Emergency Regulations

By Tanya M. Larrabee on July 21, 2020
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The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has finished the required Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program 400MW review and emergency...

Sherin and Lodgen represents Agilitas Energy, LLC in construction and term loan for Massachusetts solar project

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 03, 2020
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Sherin and Lodgen’s Renewable Energy Group represented Agilitas Energy, and its affiliate, in a construction and term loan for a utility...

Extension to Tax Credits Provides Relief to the Renewable Energy Industry

By Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee on June 02, 2020
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The United States Treasury Department formally extended the eligibility deadlines for Production Tax Credits (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC)...