Alternative & Renewable Energy

The development of alternative and renewable energy sources is necessary to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported oil and to reduce carbon emissions.

The Southeast is a leader in this sector as a result of large biomass feedstock resources (including forest and agricultural resources), existing facilities that manufacture key components of alternative and renewable energy equipment, available incentives for new facilities, and significant entrepreneurial investment. 

Burr & Forman’s experienced interdisciplinary team includes attorneys from our corporate, economic development, tax, real estate, environmental, and regulatory practices. This group helps clients in the Southeast and across the United States achieve their goals in this rapidly growing industry.

Our Alternative & Renewable Energy team has been involved in projects throughout the United States related to solar, wind, biofuels and biomass, synthetic fuels, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas technologies and nuclear energy. Our team’s experience includes:

  • Project finance
  • Permitting and environmental issues
  • Structuring for utilization of federal and state energy tax credits
  • Syndication of tax credits
  • Achieving state and local incentives for new facilities
  • Power supply agreements
  • Real estate issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions of renewable energy companies and assets
  • Private equity investment

Our Attorneys

David Dowd, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5293
(205) 244-5629
Ronald Farley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5185
(205) 244-5633
Gary Farris
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4250
(404) 214-7388
Scott Hitch
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4260
(404) 214-7392
Warren Matthews
Partner ~ Montgomery, Alabama|
(334) 241-7000
(334) 262-0020
William McKenzie
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4312
(404) 214-7396
J. Fred Powell
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5228
(205) 244-5697
J. Fred
Gene Price
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5328
(205) 244-5698
Keith Taylor
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4311
(404) 214-7380
Callie Whatley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5441
(205) 244-5734

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Bond Financing

    Represented an alternative energy company in the financing of several related solar power projects. Representation included the bond and traditional debt financing for construction of seven solar projects in Denver, Colorado, and surrounding areas.
  • Environmental Permits

    Assisted with environmental permitting of Developments of Regional Impact.
  • Environmental Permits

    Negotiated environmental permits under various environmental statutes.
  • Environmental Related Agreements

    Negotiated landfill gas sale and transportation agreements.
  • Gas Pipeline Use Agreements

    Negotiated gas pipeline use agreements.


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