Nixon Peabody – Wind Energy Legal Services: Quality counsel with broad energy, environmental, and financing experience. From siting and permitting to financing and construction, the development of wind energy facilities is a complex undertaking that involves diverse areas of law. Developers and investors in wind projects must master legal complexities involving commercial contracting, project finance, real estate tax, energy regulation, government relations, and environmental and intellectual property law. The attorneys at Nixon Peabody understand the impact that these and other areas of law have on every phase of project development. The firm’s Wind Energy Team has the firsthand experience necessary to recommend the approaches and strategies that will most likely to lead to success.
Restivo Monacelli LLP are certified public accountants and business advisors that offer a broad range of business consulting services. Helping their clients create efficiencies through their technology, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions practices. Their financial credibility has been protected through their audit and accounting practices. The firm was built on the premise that by bringing advisors with deep industry and business expertise together, they become a single, trusted source of knowledge for risk management and business growth. They ensure that each client has access to the information needed for sound decision making with regard to operational and financial goals, and the tools for strategic growth planning.> www.rm-llp.com
ESS Group, Inc. is a multidisciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices in East Providence, Rhode Island and Wellesley, Massachusetts. ESS primarily focuses on energy facility siting, permitting, and construction. With more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry, ESS has led the permitting and licensing efforts for over 1000 MW of renewable energy projects and related transmission facilities. These projects have included offshore wind projects, commercial land-based wind installations, community and institutional wind facilities, tidal energy, and biomass energy generation projects. ESS primarily serves clients throughout the northeast region of the U.S.; however, their energy service areas continue to expand nationally and internationally. Their staff of project managers, engineers, and scientists provides the full range of consulting services required for successful energy project design and permitting. They specialize in the development of interagency permitting strategies and associated environmental impact assessments, and routinely provide expert testimony and related technical services to support local, state, and federal energy facility siting reviews.