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Energy & Natural Resources

Smart energy law solutions that help our clients power the world.

Across the country and around the world, Husch Blackwell clients are blazing new trails in energy production and sustainability – and we’re right there with them. As the global spotlight focuses on renewable and alternative energy technology, we draw on our long history across energy sectors to help developers, investors, owners and lenders forge the future.

Our Energy & Natural Resources law team includes 50 attorneys who devote their practice to guiding multinational energy companies through the complex business and regulatory issues facing today’s energy companies.

Our guidance to clients in the energy and natural resources sector includes:

  • Facility development and construction
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project finance
  • Power markets
  • Permitting and regulation
  • Safety and health

Strategic Transactions

Between 2010 and 2020, we led our clients through energy mergers and acquisitions worth $21.8 billion. Although we have a keen focus on renewable power generation deals, which totaled $9 billion in 2020, our experience spans the energy industry. Our mergers and acquisitions work also includes utilities, oil and gas companies, transmission companies and fossil fuel power generation.

Articles | November 03, 2021
Increased Scrutiny on Greenwashing
Blog | October 06, 2021
Terminating Oral Farm Leases
Articles | September 14, 2020
Rock Products: ‘One MSHA' Is Coming Into Focus
Blog | July 12, 2019
Keeping Up with the OSHAs
Blog | May 09, 2019
An Industry Approaching Zero
Articles | January-February 2019
Coal Age: MSHA's Blind Spot on Power Haulage Safety
Blog | January 11, 2019
Texas PUC: 2018 Year in Review
Speaking Engagements | October 14, 2021
Conference Chair, 2021 Gas and Power Institute hosted by UT Law
Speaking Engagements | September 19 - 23, 2021
Speaker, IMA-NA 2021 Meeting
Speaking Engagements | September 8 - 11, 2021
Speaker, Nevada Mining Association Convention
Webinar | March 2021
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Interconnection 101

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | February 17, 2021
Speaker, "How to Be an Ally," WRISE Leadership Forum
Webinar | February 2021
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Project Structuring 101

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Webinar | December 2020
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Emerging Energy Storage Issues

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | November 18, 2020
Speaker, "Texas + Federal Legislative Preview," CleanTX Webinar
Webinar | June 23, 2020
Turbulent Waters

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Webinar | December 2019
Community Solar in Texas

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | October 2019
e-Mobility Working Committee and Issues

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | August 16, 2019
NADB Environmental Infrastructure Financing

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | July 16, 2019
Regulations Governing Discharges to Air Emissions

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Seminars | July 11, 2019
WRISE Colorado Energy Policy Panel
Webinar | July 9, 2019
Review of Legislative Issues Concerning Renewables

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | June 13, 2019
Solar Forecasting Technologies for Energy Markets and Electricity Networks

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas' Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | May 16, 2019
Cybersecurity, NERC and Solar O&M in Texas

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows Webinar Series

Webinar | May 7, 2019
ITC & PTC Status Overview

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | December 17, 2018
New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

Texas Legislative Preview

Webinar | December 14, 2018
Federal and State Regulatory Approvals - December 14, 2018

Topics and Trends: Renewable Energy Projects in 2018

Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

Media Mentions | September 09, 2020
NS Energy: Aviator Onshore Wind Farm Project
Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | September 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Sponsor 18th Annual Gas & Power Institute

The Gas & Power Institute presents a full program that covers timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails for Enbridge Energy in Land-Use Permitting Dispute

The Court agreed that the relevant insurance statutes prohibited Dane County from imposing the insurance conditions in Enbridge’s permit.

News Releases | July 10, 2019
2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers Names Six From Husch Blackwell

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Algonquin Power & Utilities in Bermuda Electric Light Company Acquisition

Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in late 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

News Releases | May 01, 2019
Husch Blackwell, TREIA Launch 2019 Texas Renewable Energy Industry Webinar Series

The webinar series will focus on the latest topics affecting the Texas energy industry and customers.

News Releases | April 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Austin Energy in $460 Million Acquisition of Biomass-Fueled Power Plant

The $460 million transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2019.

News Releases | March 29, 2019
Bob Horn Appointed to MSHRAC Membership

Horn has more than four decades of public and private sector experience.

Media Mentions | March 24, 2019
Safety + Health: Clearing the air on marijuana
News Releases | February 20, 2019
Husch Blackwell Expands Energy Practice in Houston

The arrival of Timothy Million and Randall Rios continues Husch Blackwell’s momentum in the Texas marketplace.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | December 07, 2018
Greentech Media: Watch Energy Storage Summit 2018 Right Here

Ben Kass speaks on a panel entitled "Global Storage - Lessons from International Markets" at the Energy Storage Summit December 11-12, 2018

Media Mentions | December 05, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal 2018 Unsung Heroes - Joslyn Benrud (VIDEO)

The Wisconsin Law Journal honored 28 Unsung Heroes, including Husch Blackwell paralegal Joslyn Benrud, at an event on December 5, 2018 at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee. 

Testimonials Robert Tripp, CEO, Benefuel Inc.

“The commercial viability of our biofuel refining technology is made possible through international collaboration among world-class organizations. Husch Blackwell helped facilitate these relationships and the financing necessary to move our projects forward.”

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Testimonials Charles Desmeules, Director—Legal Affairs, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

“Thanks for Husch Blackwell’s help and great work on Phoebe Solar. Innergex would not have been able to do this complex project without you. We greatly appreciated your expertise on construction and real estate matters.”

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