Sustainable Development

Our dedicated Sustainable Development Group brings together market-leading resources from across the firm—Project Development & Finance, Real Estate, Environmental, Investment Funds, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax and Litigation—and leverages, for the benefit of our clients throughout the globe, knowledge and experience from across a wide breadth of renewable resource sectors.

Noteworthy Services

  • Development and financing of renewable energy projects
  • Public offerings and other capital raising by companies across the sustainable development sector
  • Commitments by leading financial institutions to invest in green projects and reduce their carbon footprints
  • Valuation/due diligence in acquisition transactions
  • Disclosure issues
  • Environmental disputes
  • Creation of new trading platforms and instruments—i.e., carbon and green credits
  • Federal and local green building initiatives
  • Proposed national/new international greenhouse gas regulations/conventions

Sector Coverage

  • Alternative energy funds
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
  • Carbon markets
  • Environmental compliance
  • Fuel cell
  • Geothermal
  • Hydro
  • Solar
  • Wind
Sustainable Development industry client publicationsEpstein Authors Article on Funding and Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure Projects

This two-part series discusses funding and public-private partnerships (P3s) related to U.S. water infrastructure projects. Counsel Paul Epstein describes the key existing sources of funding available at the federal, state and local levels. He also discusses the use of P3s in the water sector, followed by an examination of enhancements proposed by stakeholders to the funding mix, including through the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) currently pending before Congress, and the impact of such enhancements on the P3 market. Read more >


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