Climate Change

Butzel Long's Climate Change practice offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly changing regulatory and policy initiatives targeted at climate change. By drawing on our considerable experience in the areas of natural resource management, environmental permitting and compliance, energy, project development, tax credits and other financial incentives, corporate governance, real estate, and business law, Butzel Long is capable of addressing the many complex and inter-related issues involved in climate change law.

Butzel attorneys have a wealth of experience with both traditional energy projects and alternative energy projects involving wind, solar, landfill gas, and ethanol. Butzel Long regularly provides advice and representation on all aspects of energy projects including corporate structure, deal financing and taxation, energy subsidies, intellectual property, permitting and licensing, due diligence, and ongoing regulatory compliance.

Butzel attorneys have significant experience in the areas of due diligence, permitting, emissions trading, wetlands, endangered species, NEPA compliance, siting issues, and ongoing environmental compliance.

Real Estate
Our real estate attorneys are ready to assist with green building design and leasing, property acquisition, zoning, and land use.

Corporate Governance
Butzel attorneys are experienced in SEC disclosure requirements, director and officer liabilities, and the formulation of codes of corporate social responsibility.

Butzels tax group can assist in structuring projects to minimize tax impacts and maximize incentives.