Climate change poses degrees of risk to every business—and is one of the most challenging issues of our time. Clean energy technology promises to play a key role in fighting climate change.
The solar and renewable energy industries account for more than a third of the venture capital invested in the U.S. energy sector, and, as the industries continue to evolve, new technologies and regulations, and expanded funding opportunities, will require heightened legal and regulatory support.
Where there is risk, there is also opportunity.
Our climate change team harnesses Manatt's strengths in environmental regulation and energy project development. Our professionals apply a sophisticated understanding of the legislative and administrative arenas in turning a complex regulatory system to your competitive advantage.
We don't just react to policy—we help make it. We provide government relations and policy development activities that are crucial to energy and natural resources policy development.
By properly accounting for climate-induced risks, businesses can safely finance or insure a wider variety of concerns, squeezing more out of increasingly competitive markets.
And in an area as controversial as climate change, litigation will inevitably result. Our litigators stand ready to assist you if the need arises.
Our team has been actively engaged in the regulatory and legislative debate over the implementation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction legislation.
Many on our team have academic backgrounds in science and technology, including degrees from prestigious institutions in chemical engineering, marine biology and environmental studies. We can accurately anticipate and strategically approach a wide range of cutting-edge issues.
The range of technologies being deployed to reduce or eliminate emissions is expanding rapidly. We can help you not only with project siting but also to fully exploit complex energy- and utility-oriented regulations. We have complementary experience in representing the energy industry and in siting sizable projects locally.
Before a project can be sited, it must be financed. We can identify capital market investment sources and leverage government and other incentives that make previously impossible projects feasible.
In energy development transactions, we help you evaluate the risks and rewards, decide which concerns are most important, and complete the transaction to the maximum advantage of everyone involved.
Who we work with
We have been advising companies, large consumer groups and governmental entities affected by the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
What we do
Our team has provided advice and support in the following areas:
- Land use
- Real estate
- Intellectual property and patent
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate governance
- Commercial transactions