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Real-Time Legal Support, Industry-Tailored Services

While many law firms staff renewable energy or energy technology investment transactions with venture capital or private equity lawyers, McGuireWoods’ CTC Group is led by lawyers with real-time business intelligence relating to energy and climate change policies and technology commercialization. We put the right lawyers with the right clients in the right cleantech sub-sectors, with the ultimate goal of leveraging our relationships and maximizing transaction efficiency and value.

The CTC Group is organized, based not only on individual attorney experience but also geographic location and investor relationships, across the following cleantech subsectors:

Clean Power Production – Wind, solar, biomass, advanced biofuels, coal gasification, geothermal, hydrokinetic, waste conversion, carbon capture and storage, landfill gas, and coal bed methane.

Energy Efficiency – Supply chain management technologies and services, energy and carbon management software and IT, distributed generation, power storage (fuel cells, advanced batteries and hybrid systems), smart grid and meter, energy management and transmission technologies, high efficiency appliances, and advanced transportation and infrastructure technologies (structures, fuels, hydrogen highways, biofuel distribution, electric vehicles, vehicle sharing and charging stations, and V2G technologies).

Sustainable Materials – Green building products and materials (smart-glass, lighting and metals), HVAC systems, recycled products, advanced packaging, manufacturing process monitoring and control, and smart production.

Alternative Energy Technologies – Energy production efficiency upgrade devices (waste heat), advanced materials (nano, bio and chemical), resource extraction upgrades, alternative fuels, combined waste and heat, shale gas, and waste-to-energy products.

Environmental Finance – Climate mitigation and adaptation technologies, emissions reduction and control technologies, biochar and agricultural remediation, advanced water treatment, desalinization and conservation, construction, logistics, infrastructure, waste treatment, and recycling.

Global Reach and Breadth of Capabilities

The CTC Group is supported by 17 offices in each major region of the United States and two offices in Europe. The Group has ready access to our lawyers focusing on technology and IP development, protection and commercialization, and corporate finance and taxation. The Group is complemented by an active Energy Litigation Department and by McGuireWoods Consulting, a national leader in government relations services. The CTC Group is further supported by lawyers focused in tax equity investments, tax credits, renewable energy credits, Department of Energy loan guarantees and grants, U.S. Treasury cash grants, interconnection and power purchase agreements, transmission, environmental and land use, real estate and construction, federal and state rate cases, and federal and state regulatory and compliance matters.