Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuels & Public Utilities

Knowledge and experience drive our representation of energy-related organizations.

Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuels & Public Utilities

Knowledge and experience drive our representation of energy-related organizations.

Our attorneys use INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC SKILLS to represent alternative energy and renewable fuels businesses as the energy industry expands and changes.

LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ENERGY BUSINESSES

Our attorneys represent developers of Midwest alternative energy and renewable fuels projects, including renewable energy facilities, such as utility-scale wind energy developments and ethanol or biodiesel plants. For energy clients, our specialized attorneys assist with the full spectrum of legal needs:

  • Entity formation
  • All required governmental approvals
  • Utility regulatory matters
  • Negotiating site leases and land acquisitions
  • Financing
  • Raising venture capital and private equity, including private placements
  • Construction and development contracts
  • Technology licensing agreements
  • Supply agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Energy sales agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • All energy-related legal issues

COMPLETE LEGAL REPRESENTATION

To provide full-service legal representation for alternative energy and renewable fuels businesses, our attorneys coordinate across practice areas. We call on attorneys in:

LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES

Nyemaster attorneys, working across specialties for full-service results, actively represent public utilities, including cooperatives and energy project developers on legal matters regarding:

  • Land and right-of-way acquisition
  • Negotiation
  • Preparation of business agreements
  • Pension and benefits
  • Eminent domain proceedings for cities, pipeline companies, and utility companies
  • Regulatory filings
  • Proceedings before the Iowa Utilities Board
  • Legislative and governmental relations services for both cooperatives and investor-owned utilities

ENERGY CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Our energy-focused attorneys have handled a range of legal issues for all types in clients in the alternative energy, renewable fuels, and public utilities field.

  • Represent numerous proposed and existing ethanol companies in all facets of organization, financing, development, economic incentives, and operations.
  • Represent biodiesel business, including multi-tiered private equity financing for $100 million.
  • Represented independent power producer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $110 million wind energy project.
  • Represented renewable energy developer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $90 million wind energy project.
  • Represented independent power producer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $42 million wind energy project.
  • Represented alternative energy developer in property acquisition, zoning, and economic incentives for 100-million-gallon ethanol plant.
  • Represented alternative energy developer in economic incentives application for 40-million-gallon expansion of existing ethanol plant.
  • Represented wind energy project developer in asset sale of 30-megawatt wind energy project site.
  • Represented wind energy developer in 50-megawatt renewable energy power purchase agreement.
  • Iowa counsel for wind energy development in the sale of membership interests in a group of wind energy development companies.