Industries

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

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
battery with solar panels on surface
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)...

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Emergency Regulations Update

By Beth A. Goldstein and Tanya M. Larrabee on May 20, 2020
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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...