Real Estate Services for Energy Clients

We provide future-focused, business-grounded advice and thoughtful solutions to help our energy clients’ structure, negotiate and close the most complicated real estate deals.

Our approach

Energy industry projects are real estate-intensive ventures. With renewable energy projects like utility scale solar and wind farms on the uptick, energy clients need real estate guidance more than ever.

Our real estate attorneys are on the ground, exploring options and delivering creative solutions to our clients—from conventional power plants, pipelines and transmission lines to wind, solar and other renewable energy projects.

We have a long history—and an even bigger future in serving the real estate needs of the energy industry.

Our capabilities run the gamut—from identifying and assembling property through acquisition, leasing, options, easements and rights of way to obtaining access rights for inspection, testing, due diligence, securing all necessary local entitlements, condemnation and negotiation of payment in lieu of tax agreements.

We think ahead and guide you through the complexities of each phase of your project’s development. We address your needs by focusing on the future and providing strategic thought to what we see coming down the pike.

We work with

  • Independent power producers
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Electric transmission owners
  • Electric and gas utilities
  • Public power entities
  • Universities
  • Equity investors

Recent experience

  • Representation of a number of wind energy developers with respect to projects in New York, including the assemblage of land for, and positioning for financing of, wind energy projects involving the acquisition of real property interests on hundreds of parcels in Upstate New York.
  • Represented private utility company in the negotiation of an option agreement for 132 acres for the development of a 1,000 megawatt natural gas-fired electric generation plant.
  • Represented an energy joint venture in connection with local land use and real estate work for a proposed underwater interstate natural gas pipeline intended to serve Long Island, New York City and Connecticut.
  • Represented a fire and water district in connection with the development, construction, real estate acquisition, condemnation and regulatory approval process for a new water treatment facility on the Hudson River.

REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas

Rochester Business Journal | April 23, 2021

This feature story on growth and expansion of NP client REV LNG LLC, which specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services, quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, for NP’s close partnership and collaboration with REV LNG CEO David Kailbourne to help grow the company.

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