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At SMART Counsel, our energy practice group specializes in compliance and licensing for the needs of an ever-evolving and highly regulated industry. Clients in this industry include renewable energy companies, traditional utilities, domestic energy companies, private equity firms, government entities, and other companies associated with the energy industry. We provide clients with both legal skills and government/business experience to help them successfully achieve their project objectives and business goals from inception to exit and all steps in between. We counsel our clients on local and state regulatory matters and general corporate governance as well as commercial and transactional matters, including: 


  • Regulatory requirements

  • Generating technologies

  • Transmission and distribution issues

  • Energy efficient buildings and factories

  • Government representation and government relations

  • Regulatory/Administrative hearings

  • Counsel regarding tax credits

  • Permitting

  • Energy conservation

  • Renewable resources

  • Renewable Energy Credits

  • Electric & Natural Gas Utility Tariffs

  • Business strategy

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Contract Negotiations

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