The energy industry is faced with a wide range of issues – from government and regulatory concerns to certain financing and property considerations. The Wagoner Firm has been representing the interests of energy producers, distributors, and lessors for years, and our attorneys have extensive experience in matters pertaining to:
- Oil and Gas
- Solar Energy
- Wind Energy
- Geothermal Energy
- Power Plants
- Pipeline Development
- Energy Investment
- Corporate Sustainability
Moreover, our lawyers have negotiated a wide range of business and financial transactions, have experience with government and regulatory agencies and have served as trusted counsel during litigation.
The emerging field of energy development is complex and requires an array of skills, from strategic site acquisition to project financing and construction. At The Wagoner Firm, we have the multidisciplinary skills necessary for your energy projects to succeed.
Oil and Gas
In an ever-changing economic and regulatory environment, our oil and gas attorneys use their local expertise and international relationships to help clients reach their goals. We provide practical, strategic, and tactical advice on a wide range of oil and gas transactions and disputes.
The Wagoner Firm has closed some of the toughest and most contentious oil and gas deals for many top investors. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of how regulatory frameworks, commodity prices and global economic trends affect our clients’ businesses. By anticipating issues common to the oil and gas industry, we provide lasting legal solutions.
Solar energy is one of the main driving forces behind the rapid growth of renewable energy across the world. The economics of solar energy projects have now become competitive, with traditional solutions due to technological advances and favorable market conditions, and we are proud to support this initiative with strategic legal counsel.
We are pleased to have numerous solar developers, owners, operators, manufacturers and contractors as clients and do our part to grow the solar energy industry in the US and worldwide. Whether you are building a solar power project for residential, distributed generation, community or commercial use, we can assist.
The wind energy lawyers at The Wagoner Firm take on legal, regulatory, and business matters and lead transactions that shape the industry. Our clients include generation and transmission project developers, equipment manufacturers, and financiers. We assist clients with mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. We also advise clients on the legal aspects of wind turbine technology development, manufacturing, and sale.
The use of geothermal energy is expected to play a crucial role in the world’s electricity needs. New Yorkers currently receive a federal tax credit and state incentives for geothermal systems, giving residents in most areas of New York an estimated 50% reduction in the usual costs of these systems.
By drawing upon our extensive experience in this area, we can help you make the most of opportunities in this promising field. We assist clients in multiple areas of geothermal energy development and production, including government incentives, construction and project development, operation contracts, and taxation.
The Wagoner Firm has extensive experience with regard to emerging markets for electric power services and transmission planning in New York State. We assist clients in matters related to power plant siting and development, including:
- Pipeline Projects
- Power Purchase Agreements
- Agreements for Generator/Transmission Interconnection
- New York Independent Systems Operator (ISO) Procedures
- Clean Energy Fund Applications
- Energy Efficiency Incentives
- Distribution Utility Relations
Whenever appropriate, federal and state regulators are involved at every stage, and we work closely with government officials on behalf of our clients.
The Wagoner Firm has extensive experience advising major pipeline companies on compliance with federal and state regulatory programs. Additionally, we represent pipeline operators during governmental investigations and enforcement actions. We are dedicated to staying current with issues affecting our clients and can provide timely and appropriate advice for:
- Pipeline Project Management
- Operations and Regulatory Compliance
- Incident Response and Management
We offer clients unique insights into the business and operational side of the renewable energy industry as well as regulatory perspectives. We can help you pursue investment and other economic incentives, such as grants and production tax credits for renewable energy projects.
Corporate sustainability goals and business models are being driven by public awareness and investor interest in climate change, energy conservation, and life cycle impacts. Our corporate sustainability lawyers help clients navigate the legal, technical, commercial and business challenges associated with evolving energy regulations and markets.
Our multidisciplinary team has a deep understanding of the challenges that our clients face when implementing bold and forward-thinking sustainability plans. To create a sustainable future, we help companies reduce emissions, procure renewable energy and increase efficiency while addressing environmental impacts.
Talk to Us About Your Energy Initiatives
The Wagoner Firm has in-depth experience working on a variety of novel and common energy issues, particularly those affecting the oil and gas industry, ranging from leasing disputes and negotiations to title opinions. The Wagoner Firm has also worked on projects related to solar energy production and the operation of Energy Supply Companies or ESCOs. We are experienced in the corporate, commercial, regulatory, financial, tax and real property aspects of energy law, so please contact us to schedule a consultation.