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Energy

We represent natural gas and oil companies, utilities, and renewable energy developers. Our clients include manufacturers, service providers, investors, schools, banks, small businesses.

 

Let us help you achieve your goal. And after that, we’ll still be here, to help you with the next one.

 

Representative Experience

Assisted wind and solar developers in obtaining multimillion-dollar tax credits from the Oregon Department of Energy. Successfully added amendments to proposed legislation that ensured that developers could operate and finance their projects under a more restrictive business energy tax-credit program. Promoted legislation to clarify jurisdictional conflicts for approvals to site large scale renewable projects.
Drafted hundreds of international sales contracts, standard form international terms and conditions, product distribution or "channel" agreements, custom foreign manufacturing agreements, foreign country agency agreements, "ex-pat" employee agreements, and foreign-invested joint venture agreements for variety of industries including technology, wood products, heavy equipment, solar energy, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, food products and pet food, alcoholic beverages, and agricultural products.
Advised client with respect to the use of state and federal tax incentives related to the development of an alternative energy project. Issues included ownership structure, conversion of incentives to equity, related tax concerns, and application for incentives.
Represented Texaco and Equillon Enterprises LLC in antitrust case brought by gasoline dealers in the Portland area. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants had violated price discrimination statutes and sought $9 million in damages. Case settled after summary judgment motions filed.
Defended employer in eight-day federal-court jury trial alleging ADA discrimination and wrongful discharge. Defense verdict on all claims.