Environment, Energy & Resources Law


Keeping pace with ever growing demand is the leading challenge for the world’s energy providers, and Plunkett Cooney has been a decade’s long partner in the effort to provide traditional energy sources and, more recently, to develop and bring to market sources of alternative and renewable energy.

Utilizing a cross-discipline approach, Plunkett Cooney’s Environment, Energy and Resources Law Group includes attorneys with specific expertise in transactional and government-related areas of practice. These services include contract negotiation, employment law, business litigation, energy regulatory compliance, environmental matters, governmental relations, finance and many others.

Plunkett Cooney works with national and multi-national corporations to provide regional and local counsel throughout the Midwest. The firm provides comprehensive due diligence services to companies seeking to establish or enhance operations within the region by bringing together services providers and government partners to quickly, efficiently and proactively address each client’s unique needs.

The firm’s clients include traditional energy producers, distributors, public utilities, transportation companies, equipment suppliers, and other corporations investing in alternative and renewable energy development. Plunkett Cooney attorneys are involved in energy industry organizations and are active internationally in chambers of commerce and with government agencies seeking to expand efforts to develop and market renewable and alternative forms of energy.

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Representative matters

  • Provide advice and counsel to manufacturers seeking to diversify business plans by engineering and producing renewable and alternative energy products for the wind, solar and hybrid battery technology industries
  • Negotiated on behalf of a major corporation a multi-million-dollar agreement containing extremely favorable and flexible terms for the purchase of energy under one of the first regional commercial heat exchange energy savings plans in Germany
  • Provide legal counsel for environmental and related matters for one of the largest natural gas cogeneration electricity generators in North America.
  • Assist businesses with securing tax credits and other government incentives based on new investments to further develop the alternative and renewable energy industries in Michigan
  • Work with corporate, academic and government officials to foster transatlantic investments in alternative and renewable energy technology in the United States by European partners
  • Provide legal counsel to municipalities regarding installation of landfill gas-to-energy facilities at existing landfill sites. 
  • Represented a commercial real estate developer/management company in the negotiation of commercial energy delivery contracts to supply power to super malls and other developments anchored by major retail tenants




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