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

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Emergency Regulations Update

By Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee on May 20, 2020
Solar farm, solar panels aerial view
On April 15, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released its long-awaited updates to the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable...

Northeast State Solar Programs in Light of COVID-19

By Tanya M. Larrabee and Amy L. Hahn on April 22, 2020
COVID-19 is impacting industries across the globe and clean energy is no exception. As the pandemic continues to influence economic...

Client Alert: Wash Your Hands, Then Check Your Force Majeure Provisions

By Tanya M. Larrabee on March 09, 2020
Force Majeure Yellow Diamond Warning Traffic Sign
As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) intensifies, so does the likelihood that the virus will affect the solar and storage...

Getting Up to Speed: FERC’s Attempt to Update PURPA

By Tanya M. Larrabee on November 06, 2019
windmill and solar panel vector illustration
On September 19, 2019, in an effort to modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), the Federal...

Sherin and Lodgen represents Wellesley Bank in financing for two solar facilities in Massachusetts

By Sherin and Lodgen on October 25, 2019
Photovoltaic panels for renewable electric production, Navarra, Aragon, Spain.
Sherin and Lodgen LLP’s Renewable Energy Practice Group represented Wellesley Bank in the financing for two ground-mounted solar facilities in...