Perkins Thompson’s Energy Practice Group provides its clients with a wide range of legal services on energy-related issues. Drawing from the breadth of the firm’s resources, the group consists of a team of highly experienced professionals from multiple practice areas who provide comprehensive and coordinated legal counsel for energy initiatives of all types. The group’s expertise is diverse and extends to such areas as antitrust, energy transactions, contract negotiation (including power purchase and distribution agreements), crisis management, economic development assistance, tax increment financing, environmental laws and regulations, regulatory permitting and compliance, property acquisition, and land use. We advise a broad spectrum of clients with energy-related concerns, issues and interests, including petroleum and natural gas producers and marketers, utilities, wind power site owners and investors, municipalities, quasi-municipal entities, and state agencies, as well as lending institutions and borrowers.


Our recent experience includes representation of our energy clients in the following areas:

  • Due diligence in the acquisition, financing, and refinancing of natural gas, petroleum, renewable energy and other utility and non-utility generating, storage, and distribution facilities
  • Purchase, sale and leasing of energy sites and facilities, and right-of-way acquisition
  • Project financing
  • Environmental and land use permitting, licensing, and siting of natural gas and petroleum pipelines, tanks and related facilities, marine terminal facilities, and other utility and non-utility facilities
  • Extension of natural gas service to, and distribution of natural gas within, municipalities
  • Contracts for distribution and marketing of petroleum products
  • Personnel and human resources
  • Regulation of utility and non-utility activities, sites, and facilities
  • Terminal, transport, and throughput agreements
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and distribution agreements
  • Related disputes and litigation