Energy Corporate and Transactions

Every merger, acquisition or other transaction brings with it a host of complex business issues. For the energy industry, these are overlaid by significant regulatory requirements. Troutman Sanders has served the energy industry for nearly a century, beginning with electric utilities in the 1920s. Today, we are a leader in providing comprehensive legal advice in the United States and throughout the world. Our client roster includes electric and gas utilities, coal companies, project developers and their sponsors, independent power producers, financial institutions, and industrial and governmental clients engaged in energy-related businesses.

With more than 600 attorneys worldwide — including more than 130 attorneys whose practices focus on serving clients in the energy industry — we provide top legal advice to energy-sector clients engaged in mergers and acquisitions and project development activities. We regularly handle all types of debt and equity financings, including early stage capital, construction and term lending, tax equity partnerships, sale-leasebacks, turbine financing, front and back leveraging and other financing structures.

Troutman Sanders was recognized as having a national, top-tier energy practice in the 2017 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Our attorneys have also been recognized as “Groundbreaking Lawyers” by Public Utilities Fortnightly, specifically for providing industry leadership and outstanding advice that maximizes client value within applicable federal and state regulatory frameworks.

Segments of Representation

We represent clients in all aspects of industry operations, financing, contracting, and corporate structuring, as well as on every facet of state, federal, and international energy laws and regulations.

Our areas of competency include:

Client representations include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    In the past two years, Troutman Sanders has represented energy industry clients in nearly two dozen transactions involving mergers or acquisitions/divestitures of power generation or transmission assets.
  • Project Development & Finance
    Representation in the development and financing of more than $26 billion in thermal and renewable (including solar, wind, biomass, hydro and geothermal) generation assets having an aggregate nameplate capacity of more than 32,000MW.
  • Capital Markets, Securities & Corporate Governance
    Representation in the issuance or restructuring of more than $60 billion in debt, including $6 billion in 2013. The firm also has assisted tax equity investors with the financing in excess of $1 billion in renewable energy projects.