Our Energy & Environmental lawyers draw upon and complement the work of our Land Use, Zoning & Development, Real Estate, Corporate, and Finance practices. We understand the complex and constantly changing terrain of new, existing and expanded energy infrastructure and environmental operations.

Cuddy & Feder’s Energy lawyers recognize that the Energy Industry must constantly anticipate and react to the significant changes in the regulatory landscape and the pricing of power as either a drop-in fuel or a piped/wired commodity. We are familiar with your concerns whether your company’s legal and business issues arise in the Electric Utility Industry, Natural Gas/CNG Sector, or Oil & Petroleum. Our Energy Law Group can assist with independent power solutions such as Waste-To-Energy and Fuel Cell technologies as well as Renewable Energy Sources, including Solar and Geothermal systems.

Our experienced team of attorneys can guide clients through permitting, entitlement and environmental issues as well as Project Finance Transactions with both private banking and public finance corporations, including federal Revenue Bond issuance. We also are sensitive to the intellectual property and corporate issues unique to the deregulating Energy sector. And, when necessary, our law firm has the depth of experience to litigate across the regulatory, transactional, corporate and financial landscape of the Energy sphere.

Our Environment Law Group successfully advises clients on traditional environmental, risk assessment, disclosure and legal liability issues in the pre-transactional, due diligence and contract negotiation phases of real estate, corporate and financing matters. Our environmental lawyers are familiar with the NY State Brownfield Act and Voluntary Cleanup Programs as well as the Connecticut Transfer Act. We also have advised on Customer Service Agreements and other Oil & Petroleum industry agreements. Our LEED® AP Attorneys integrate sustainability and environmental considerations into all aspects of our clients’ businesses so we can optimally help our clients understand and embrace green business practices—culturally and legally.

SERVICES

Fuel Supply/Power Purchase Agreements

EPC/Design-Build Contracts

Operations & Maintenance Agreements

Ground Leases

Permitting & Entitlement

Project Finance Transactions incl. public finance

Phase I, Phase II, Environmental Site Assessments and Remediation Investigations

Compliance with the New York State Navigation Law

Distributed Energy/Microgrids/Community Choice Aggregation

Net Metering/Property Assessed Clean Energy Bonds

Intellectual property and corporate issues unique to the deregulating Energy sector

Litigate/settle issues under Federal, State and local ordinances, rules and regulations

Client Successes • Jun 18, 2024

Landmark Victory: Defending Reputations Against Defamatory Billboards in Dutchess County

Cuddy & Feder, led by Special Counsel Michael Caruso, achieved a significant victory on May 31, 2024, when a jury returned a verdict in favor of our attorney clients after a weeklong trial, finding that the defendant had engaged in defamation.

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Cuddy & Feder understands not only the law but more importantly what business is all about and how it should work. There is real value here for what you pay for.
Phil Raffiani, President, Mirado Properties Inc.

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