Pepper Hamilton LLP represents a variety of clients in the development and financing of merchant power projects, including project developers, equipment manufacturers, energy users, power marketers, public utilities, financial institutions and public agencies.
We assist clients in all aspects of project development, including regulatory compliance; acquisition of real estate; project financing, including structuring relationships between multiple project participants; negotiation and review of contractual relationships, including energy sales agreements, operating agreements and construction contracts; and preparation of project financing documentation. We also provide legal services in connection with the state and federal environmental permitting of power projects and other energy projects.
For the past 30 years, Pepper has enjoyed an outstanding national reputation in construction law. We have worked with all segments of the industry, representing owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, construction managers, architects, engineers and manufacturers in a variety of industrial and commercial contexts. We understand the many varieties of construction contract relationships in this ever-changing field, and we are experienced in structuring such relationships and in drafting the necessary contracts. Our experience gives us a broad understanding of the problems that clients in this industry are likely to encounter, the positions likely to be taken by every participant in the process, and how to structure the contract documents to avoid disputes or to minimize their consequences if they occur.
Our work includes preparing bid packages and advising owners on bidding strategy, handling bid disputes, drafting forms of contract for construction management and construction, handling contractor and design professional claims, and litigating, arbitrating or resolving by alternative dispute resolution procedures claims arising from defective design or construction.