Industry Overview

The energy industry is seeing some of the fastest changing technology and regulatory developments of any business sector. New methodologies are changing how power is generated and new laws, like the 2018 tax cuts, are changing how utility companies are thinking about their businesses. Global investments and installations involving solar and wind power continue to reshape the sector, as the demands of customers and investors evolve to reflect new priorities. Within the industry, the current political climate is prompting renewed examination of opportunities that will require expertise in intersecting legal areas such as: regulatory law, energy law, and environmental law.

Our Approach

Our clients are established and emerging utility, cleantech, and alternative/renewable energy companies, including a conception-through-completion engagement for the Atlantic coast’s first offshore wind farm installation. We provide representation in rate proceedings, mergers, regulatory investigations, permitting and approval, generic dockets, and renewable energy proceedings. Our team has demonstrated success in “bet-the-company” cases within the industry, encompassing litigation and appellate skills. We help with energy-related construction projects, including permitting, documentation, and post-construction disputes. We have also represented a number of clients that are subject to utility regulatory requirements to ensure that their contracts and projects account for and meet those requirements.

News & Insight

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Helps Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Uphold Largest Purchase Power Agreements for Renewable Energy in the History of the Commonwealth

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approving power purchase agreements (PPAs) for hydroelectric energy that the Commonwealth’s three largest utilities had awarded to Hydro-Québec u…

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Helps Deepwater Wind Develop, Finance, and Construct the Country's First Offshore Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind's project faced regulatory, environmental, construction, real estate, tax and business issues throughout the implementation of an ambitious vision. Hinckley Allen's multidisciplinary team of seasoned lawyers helped them clear each hurdle by …


Environmental Insurance: What to Consider Before you Invest in a Property

March 1, 2018

Before investing in commercial real estate, parties should be aware of potential environmental liabilities and should carefully consider options for minimizing their exposure to such liabilities.  One approach for minimizing environmental liability exposu…

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58 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 58 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 8 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

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