Our lives and businesses are inextricably linked to the climate. Climate change is the most challenging energy and environmental issue of our time. It affects real estate, water supplies and quality, agriculture, infrastructure and transportation systems, the natural environment and our health and safety. Small changes in the average temperature of our oceans and atmosphere translate to large and potentially dangerous consequences for the future.
Now more than ever, businesses are required to analyze how climate change will affect their portfolios—from capital expenditures, fluctuating prices for goods and services, to operational risks, marketing and legal obligations.
Thinking creatively, we anticipate and address climate change–related issues that our clients may face in the future, including adaptation, resiliency, sea level rise and water adequacy concerns. We help our clients mitigate risks and overcome obstacles by providing strategic guidance through the complex patchwork of regional, state and local regulation of greenhouse gases.
We take a holistic approach to help our clients with:
At Nixon Peabody, our philosophy and practice go hand in hand. Our Legally Green® firmwide initiative incorporates sustainable and environmentally focused efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. With six LEED-certified offices, including one of the first DC firms to be ranked LEED Platinum, and a 100% offset of emissions through carbon offset purchases, we are recognized as a leader among law firms in corporate sustainability measures.
We embody the attitude required to anticipate climate change issues for your business and the related opportunities to allow your business to thrive in this changing world.
Washington Lawyer | March 01, 2020
This in-depth profile of New Partners Community Solar features Nixon Peabody’s role in the project and quotes Washington, DC, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk and senior counsel Herb Stevens.
Solar Industry Mag | August 30, 2017
Nixon Peabody is mentioned as one of the firms that contributed to the creation of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) newly released model contract to encourage solar power development in the commercial and industrial sectors.
The National Law Journal | August 26, 2017
This article features the Washington, DC office’s solar program and mentions partners Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens, who manage grants for the firm’s nonprofit New Partners Community Solar Corp.