Energy and Utilities


Our construction lawyers have the necessary skills and background to address the unique legal, environmental, and regulatory and lending/financing challenges that arise from energy- and utility-related construction.

Our Services

We represent owners, lenders, design professionals, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors on all aspects of energy-related project procurement and delivery for traditional, alternative, and renewable energy projects. Our notable experience includes the following:

  • representing municipalities, hospitals, manufacturers, and higher education institutions throughout the country in drafting and negotiating EPC contracts for the construction, maintenance, and operation of cogeneration plants and wastewater treatment facilities
  • representing owners in drafting and negotiating of multilayered EPC contracts for natural gas-fired power plants, solar energy projects, and fuel cell facilities.
  • negotiating and drafting agreements for the audit, design, implementation, and performance management of energy conservation programs.

Our Team

Our team works closely with members of our Environmental + Utilities Group, who represent many entities involved in various aspects of the competitive market for these energy services:

  • traditional fossil fuel
  • nuclear
  • wind
  • hydro
  • fuel cell
  • biomass

Our Construction Group lawyers similarly bring their significant experience to bear in representing an array of participants in disputes arising from energy- and utility-related projects, including claims for defective design and construction, delays and inefficiencies, and disputed extra work. We have represented owners and contractors in a host of claims arising from energy-related projects, including the decommissioning of a major nuclear power plant, the construction of natural gas-fired power plants, and the construction of underground power transmission facilities.

    • Experience
      • Contract for the replacement of a 1.2 MW cogeneration generator set with a 3 MW natural gas generator at the combined heat and power (CHP) plant located on the campus of Norwalk Hospital.
      • Contract Procurement and Project Delivery

        • Representation of an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school in negotiating a design contract for a 24,000-square-foot science building designed and built in accordance with sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.  
      • Other Experiences

      • Representation of major international contractor in connection with $100 million construction litigation concerning the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant.
      • Representation of the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority in arbitration of claims related to faulty design and construction of energy recovery reuse facility against engineering procurement and construction contractor. Representation also includes litigation regarding a defective boiler.
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Our Team