Throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Williams Mullen represents developers, investors, lenders, owners, manufacturers and operators on large and small-scale solar projects.  Our team assists clients on all aspects of solar project development, including real estate, land use, financing, tax, environmental, energy (regulation, interconnection and power sales), construction and corporate law.  Through our team’s understanding of the legal, financial and other aspects of a solar project, our ultimate goal is to assist clients in expediting project delivery, mitigating risk and maximizing return.

Throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Williams Mullen represents developers, investors, lenders, owners, manufacturers and operators on large and small-scale solar projects.  Our team assists clients on all aspects of solar project development, including real estate, land use, financing, tax, environmental, energy (regulation, interconnection and power sales), construction and corporate law.  Through our team’s understanding of the legal, financial and other aspects of a solar project, our ultimate goal is to assist clients in expediting project delivery, mitigating risk and maximizing return.

We offer clients a full-service team to assist with taking a solar project from conception to completion, and all aspects in between.  Our comprehensive team of attorneys and advisors includes members of the firm’s Energy, Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, Government Relations, Environmental, Tax, Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups.  Whether you are considering a utility-scale or small-scale ground mounted solar system or a rooftop solar project, our solar team can help navigate the process from beginning to end.

Real Estate/Land Use Planning

  • Real estate contracting, including options to purchase/lease, easements, leases and acquisitions
  • Land use, siting and permitting approvals and permits
  • Represent solar project development companies with obtaining land use permits for utility scale solar projects

Project Development

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
  • Interconnection Agreements
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Agreements
  • Construction

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Patents, trademarks and licensing

Energy Regulation

  • Energy regulatory compliance and approvals (state and federal)
  • Environmental regulations and impact issues

Taxes and Incentives

  • Counseling and structuring of federal and state incentives
  • Tax rebates, credits and other incentives, including Production Tax Credits and Investment Tax Credits
  • Local property tax assessments, exemptions and credits

Project Financing and Corporate Transactions

  • Equity funding, senior debt and mezzanine financing
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate organization and structuring, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Non-recourse project financing