Federal & State Energy Funding - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Brownstein is among the nation’s most dedicated proponents of the new energy economy. Our practice group combines decades of traditional energy sector experience with substantial knowledge of the increasingly complex business, financial and regulatory environment facing renewable energy companies, whether in solar, wind, geothermal, smartgrid or advanced biofuels. 

We assist clients in every aspect of their projects from assessing feasibility and securing financing from the private sector, to protecting intellectual property and obtaining all necessary permits and agreements for a project to promptly proceed.

In the current economic climate, finding additional and alternative funding streams is paramount to the development of renewable and clean energy technologies. We help clients in virtually every sector of clean technology in obtaining federal and state loan guarantees and grants for R&D research, establishing manufacturing facilities or for developing pilot and commercial-scale projects.

We have ample experience identifying loan guarantee and grant opportunities, and helping companies apply for these opportunities. We also have unparalleled access to the highest levels of government, including funding agencies, to ensure that our clients’ applications have the best possible chance of success.

The group includes lawyers and legislative consultants with impressive backgrounds in federal and state government positions concerning alternative energy technologies and project financing including a former solicitor of the Department of Interior.

Representative Matters
  • Led the Washington DC effort in the agencies and on Capitol Hill to permit an LNG export facility.

  • On behalf of a large, multi-modal transportation agency, advocated for significant reforms to the federal funding process for transportation projects that ultimately were included in surface transportation reauthorization legislation.

  • Successfully represented several cement companies in all land use, mining, contract and environmental litigation and land use matters regarding its facilities in Colorado, New Mexico, and South Dakota. This work includes assisting the company in obtaining federal government and tribal approval for a mine and conveyor system on federal and tribal property.

  • Represent Hannon Armstrong, an energy investment banking organization, with various Department of Energy and federal government energy financings.

Meet The Team

Steven A. Amerikaner Shareholder T 805.882.1407 samerikaner@bhfs.com
Chris Frahm Shareholder T 619.702.6917 cfrahm@bhfs.com
Stephanie Osler Hastings Shareholder T 805.882.1415 shastings@bhfs.com
Mark J. Mathews Shareholder T 303.223.1179 mmathews@bhfs.com
Michelle Lee Pickett Shareholder T 805.882.1422 mpickett@bhfs.com