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Hodgson Russ

Hodgson Russ’s Renewable Energy Practice provides comprehensive legal services for developers, lenders, land owners, permitting and development agencies, parts and service suppliers, contractors and investors in the renewable energy generation field. Our attorneys are experienced in wind, solar, landfill gas-to-energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, geothermal and bioenergy projects, as well as transmission and distribution projects. We have worked on some of the largest wind farms in the eastern United States – including wind farms producing over 1000 MWs in New York State alone. Our firm has worked on the U.S. legal aspects of renewable projects from Quebec to Uruguay, and from Maine to Hawaii. Our multidisciplinary team counsels on every aspect of project development, financing, taxation, construction and implementation. Hodgson Russ attorneys combine their knowledge in alternative energy with solid legal real estate, zoning/land use, environmental, energy regulation, corporate, tax, intellectual property, and litigation skills. And as the renewable energy industry grows at an exponential rate, the firm provides an experienced legal team that combines knowledge in the field with a strong foundation in all applicable areas of law. These include: Strategic planning, Zoning and State permitting, Environmental review, Financing, Lease and easement agreements, Real estate, Contracts and agreements, Taxation, Litigation, Insurance, and Corporate structuring and collaborations. In New York, we advise our clients on the ever-evolving regulatory landscape facing renewable project developers, including the Article X regulatory process, on-going PSC proceedings including Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), Clean Energy Standard/Large Scale Renewables proceeding, Net Metering and a variety of compliance issues. Our team is experienced in real property tax matters, including the exemptions for solar and wind projects as well as negotiation of PILOT and other agreements with host communities.

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