Project Development & Finance

In connection with transactions and project development, the firm frequently acts as regulatory counsel in connection with due diligence for the financing of pipeline, LNG, and electric generation and transmission projects, and commercial real estate deals. Our work includes identifying the major federal regulatory issues related to the authorizations and approvals required from the Federal Energy Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), or the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), as well as compliance with environmental regulations relevant to the commercial values and risks of the proposed equity investment. Clients engage us for regulatory due diligence work because we are experienced project counsel on major FERC-jurisdictional energy projects.

The firm also specializes in advising clients on all federal energy regulatory aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, and financings.