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A team with good energy.

Our experienced, interdisciplinary energy practice helps clients throughout New England and around the world navigate every part of energy generation and distribution. As your legal team, our goal is to ensure that your energy project runs like a closed circuit: seamlessly, and with an uninterrupted flow. That way, when it’s finally time for you to flip the switch, everything just works.

We love what we do and are passionate about every part of it, from development financing, permitting/authorizations, construction contracts, insurance, and real estate/title clearances. But we’re not just energy attorneys; we’re also business partners for our clients, helping them get new products to market efficiently and cost-effectively and strategizing about the best ways to advance their long-term goals.

We routinely lead the charge on big, complicated projects.

With deep experience in energy law and expertise on the finer points of energy generation, our team has the skills and insight it takes to see any large-scale national and international project through to completion.

And because we’re a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, we have access to top-tier attorneys in all states and significant international jurisdictions. As a result of our network, knowledge, and project-management expertise, we’re able to seamlessly handle client projects almost anywhere in the world.

Our team has successfully managed projects in:

  • The United Kingdom
  • India
  • The Dominican Republic
But we’re also uniquely equipped to handle smaller, local projects.

Years of working in a deregulated state have given us the operational know-how it takes to navigate complex practical and political realities—and assemble lean, efficient teams that give you the most bang for your budget.

And we’re as “on the grid” as it gets.

Our team members have completed certificates in ISO NE Wholesale Energy Markets, gained electricity-generation expertise from the Transmission Business School in Chicago, and are affiliate members of the International Association of Assessing Officers, through which we hone our property appraisal, assessment, and tax policy skills.

Additionally, because of their passion for, dedication to, and expertise in the still-new field of wind energy, two Bernstein Shur energy law attorneys and shareholders were recently featured in a “Women in Wind” feature in MaineBiz.

Our practice includes:

  • Independent generation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Governmental approvals and permitting
  • Negotiation of insurance coverage
  • Control of real estate for linear and nonlinear projects
  • Tax valuations of energy assets for abatement or economic impacts