Our attorneys provide innovative, cost-effective results to clients in the fast-changing U.S. energy industry, making us a powerful ally in the development, acquisition, and financing of energy assets and in the achievement of regulatory, policy, and legislative goals.


Our clients span the industry. We represent producers and distributors of electricity from renewable and other sources, operators of regional wholesale energy markets, natural gas producers, and large industrial consumers of natural gas. We also represent underwriters, private issuers, banks, and others who invest in energy assets. Our attorneys have a longstanding, nationwide involvement in issues involving tax-exempt finance and tax credits.

Members of our group have served at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in leadership positions with industry trade associations and government advisory boards across the nation.

Active members of the Energy and Project Finance Group are resident in many of our offices, including those in the West, an area rich in conventional and renewable energy resources. Our on-the-ground experience provides clients with the edge they need in challenging times.

We provide wide-ranging legal counsel in matters such as:

  • Development of energy projects, including renewable and conventional energy, distributed generation, natural gas storage, and electric transmission
  • Electric, gas, hydro, and oil pipeline regulation
  • Sustainability and renewable energy, from policy development to transactional matters
  • Energy industry finance, including tax-exempt debt
  • Natural gas and electricity contracting and trading
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations

Contact

R. Thomas Hoffmann   
Practice Leader 
Tel 202.661.2215
hoffmannrt@ballardspahr.com

Howard H. Shafferman
Practice Leader
Tel 202.661.2205
hhs@ballardspahr.com