Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental

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Partnering with Leading Companies to Develop the Right Solutions

VLP’s Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Practice Group advises companies on a broad array of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, permitting, legislative and transactional matters relating to the development, use, and protection of natural resources. We are an interdisciplinary team of practitioners with substantial knowledge of existing and emerging technologies across a wide range of industries. Using a collaborative approach, we work with our clients to identify and achieve creative and cost-efficient solutions for complex projects and problems.

Environmental Compliance

The attorneys at VLP are well-known for their ability to develop practical and effective environmental compliance strategies for organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. Our team helps clients navigate the complex web of federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Our primary areas of practice include:

  • Waste
  • Air
  • Water
  • Public lands.
  • National Environmental Policy Act and State Equivalents
  • Product regulation

Climate Change and Sustainability

In the last decade, managing climate change has evolved from a policy goal to concrete legislative and regulatory requirements. Existing and emerging companies in a wide range of industries are affected by these changes. Our attorneys have extensive experience advising clients in all climate-related areas of law and policy, including:

  • Federal and state climate programs
  • Energy efficiency
  • Green buildings
  • Energy management technologies
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Venture capital and angel financings
  • Government incentives
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Technology licensing
  • Real estate
  • Project finance
  • Tax

Clean Tech and Renewable Energy

We work with start-up and growth stage companies who are changing the world. Our clients are developing alternative energy, waste mitigation, transportation infrastructure and software tools to alleviate climate change and resource scarcity issues. No matter what the challenge may be, our law firm has the insight and knowledge needed to help our clients overcome difficult challenges and seize the right opportunities. When complex issues surface, we bring together subject matter experts and highly skilled senior attorneys across the firm to handle matters involving multiple areas of the law, including:

A multidisciplinary approach is critical to anticipating and managing the risks inherent in the energy, natural resources and environmental fields. Our attorneys work together to seamlessly assist companies in addressing their needs in these areas.