Every merger, acquisition or other transaction brings with it a host of complex business issues. For the energy industry, these are overlaid by significant regulatory requirements. Troutman Sanders has served the energy industry for nearly a century, beginning with electric utilities in the 1920s. Today, we are a leader in providing comprehensive legal advice in the United States and throughout the world. Our client roster includes electric and gas utilities, coal companies, project developers and their sponsors, independent power producers, financial institutions, and industrial and governmental clients engaged in energy-related businesses.
With more than 600 lawyers worldwide — including more than 130 lawyers whose practices focus on serving clients in the energy industry — we provide top legal advice to energy-sector clients engaged in mergers and acquisitions and project development activities. We regularly handle all types of debt and equity financings, including early stage capital, construction and term lending, tax equity partnerships, sale-leasebacks, turbine financing, front and back leveraging and other financing structures.
Troutman Sanders was recognized as having a national top-tier energy practice in the 2014 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
Our lawyers have also been recognized as “Groundbreaking Lawyers” by Public Utilities Fortnightly, specifically for providing industry leadership and outstanding advice that maximizes client value within applicable federal and state regulatory frameworks.
Segments of Representation
We represent clients in all aspects of industry operations, financing, contracting, and corporate structuring, as well as on every facet of state, federal, and international energy laws and regulations.
Our areas of competency include: