Emerging issues in environmental law and increasingly recognized principles of corporate social responsibility are encouraging public companies to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions, install clean energy alternatives, and invest overseas in projects under the Kyoto Protocol to respond to climate change concerns.
Our attorneys assist clients in developing and understanding industry-specific strategies for mitigating emissions of carbon dioxide, participating in voluntary emerging carbon-trading markets, assessing whether insurance policies cover errors and omissions related to climate change disclosures, building with "green" materials, and siting clean energy facilities. We work with major wind, hydro, and geothermal power developers to quantify and qualify renewable energy credits and greenhouse gas emission reductions, and draft contracts and contractual provisions related to ownership rights and sale of these credits.
Our experienced team draws from the firm’s energy and utilities, environmental, tax, real estate, insurance coverage, litigation, and intellectual property lawyers to address the myriad legal needs of our clients. Members of our team are leading members of American Bar Association committees that focus on climate change and have participated on national and international panels that are educating lawyers in this emerging area of the law.