Marcellus Shale Natural Gas
With fluctuating fuel costs, increasing U.S. dependency on foreign oil and more attention on global warming, both the public and private sectors are looking for environmentally friendly resources to power their businesses. With years of practical experience focused on developing strategies and answers to legal challenges facing renewable energy and clean technology businesses, Stradley Ronon is at the forefront of this mission. Our attorneys are committed to helping companies find, fund and profit on sustainable energy projects.
Our Services . . .
We work collaboratively with our clients to find the best answers to their challenges, including:
- tax structuring solutions
- construction and project financing, including collateralization of RECs and SRECs
- intellectual property protection
- obtaining equity capital, low interest loans and grants
- government affairs and advocacy
- environmental permitting and land development approvals
- risk mitigation including insurance products for project delay and business interruption
For early stage companies, we can assist with venture capital, compensation and incentive packages for key management, technology licensing and technology transfer.
Stradley Ronon attorneys have decades of experience dealing with taxation of investment partnerships and tax regulations affecting depreciation and investment tax grants/credits, financing of all forms and types of projects on behalf of developers, lenders and investors and other issues facing renewable energy and clean tech businesses.
Our Client Successes . . .
Our attorneys have represented clients in transactions including:
- tax structuring of solar panel and biomass projects
- project financing and environmental permitting for landfill gas developments
- creative equity, low interest loan and grant funding through governmental programs for solar and other alternative fuel projects
- assisting a major regional bank to develop financing programs for commercial and residential solar projects
- representing solar power developers on financing alternatives for rooftop panel projects
- structuring sale/leaseback and power purchase arrangements with municipal and nonprofit power users
- representing power customers in acquisitions of solar farm and rooftop projects
Marcellus Shale Natural Gas
With years of practical experience in natural and landfill gas projects, Stradley Ronon is uniquely positioned to help our clients participate in the opportunities that gas energy projects provide. Our focus has been the development of downstream energy projects that consume natural and landfill gas sources to create energy, heat and dramatic overall cost savings by moderating peak load costs. We have worked for many years to develop successful strategies and cost-effective ways to solve the financing, logistical and legal issues that arise in servicing the natural gas and landfill gas industries.
Moreover, we are able to integrate the corporate finance, environmental, insurance, government advocacy and tax issues pivotal to natural gas development. Our connections within critical regulatory agencies, well-reputed energy engineers and ESCOs, as well as mid-Atlantic state administrations and the federal government, afford our clients access and an edge that gives priority and prominence to their energy projects for funding, permitting and development.
We have represented clients in transactions including:
- financing and tax structuring of methane gas pipelines and energy facilities including CHP and co-generation
- numerous landfill gas pipeline and power facilities including Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facilities and electrical generating plants, including tax credit and equity analysis
- advising industry trade associations on guaranteed energy savings legislation, as well as permit-by-rule and general permitting strategies to streamline approvals for CHP development
- working to develop government relations, financing and permitting strategies for gas liquefaction and compression projects to use abundant gas resources for transportation projects using ultra-clean burning fuels
- siting and financing CHP projects that employ the most cutting-edge uses of methane gas, driving down energy costs for the institutional client and providing creative financing to the developer
- siting and financing oil and gas transshipment facilities
- piping gas to industry sources and developing power facilities at these locations to provide more economic sources of power that also help assist in the goals of energy efficiency and self-sufficiency
- integrating midstream and downstream energy infrastructure to allow our clients to establish competitive and strategic positions in the Marcellus and Utica Shale natural gas plays
Our services and strengths lie in:
- working with large institutions to develop cost-saving master energy plans to formulate energy management and utilization strategies
- connecting entrepreneurs with economic and development opportunities related to the shale gas industry
- identifying and facilitating financing for downstream projects and energy companies
- obtaining equity capital, low-interest loans and grants for early-stage companies
- securing environmental permits and land development approvals
- mitigating risk through insurance products for impacts due to project delays and business interruption
Stradley Ronon’s environmental lawyers and government and public affairs professionals are recognized leaders. They frequently author and lecture on topics affecting the natural gas industry and have received numerous awards and recognitions, including:
- the “Governor of Pennsylvania Award for Environmental Excellence” for various renewable energy projects
- Best Lawyers in America
- “Top Attorney” in brownfields law by South Jersey Magazine
- “Leader in Environment in New Jersey,” Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
- “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
- preeminent AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- “Top 50 Influential Democrats in Pennsylvania,” Politics Magazine
- “People to Watch,” Philadelphia Magazine