Federal & State Energy Funding - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Brownstein is among the nation’s most dedicated proponents of the new energy economy. Our practice group combines decades of traditional energy sector experience with substantial knowledge of the increasingly complex business, financial and regulatory environment facing renewable energy companies, whether in solar, wind, geothermal, smartgrid or advanced biofuels. 

We assist clients in every aspect of their projects from assessing feasibility and securing financing from the private sector, to protecting intellectual property and obtaining all necessary permits and agreements for a project to promptly proceed.

In the current economic climate, finding additional and alternative funding streams is paramount to the development of renewable and clean energy technologies. We help clients in virtually every sector of clean technology in obtaining federal and state loan guarantees and grants for R&D research, establishing manufacturing facilities or for developing pilot and commercial-scale projects.

We have ample experience identifying loan guarantee and grant opportunities, and helping companies apply for these opportunities. We also have unparalleled access to the highest levels of government, including funding agencies, to ensure that our clients’ applications have the best possible chance of success.

The group includes lawyers and legislative consultants with impressive backgrounds in federal and state government positions concerning alternative energy technologies and project financing including a former solicitor of the Department of Interior.

Representative Matters
  • Represented an alliance of three agricultural organizations (Ventura County Coalition of Labor and Agriculture, Farm Bureau of Ventura County, and Ventura County Agricultural Association) in litigation challenging Ventura County temporary ordinance that significantly limited outdoor hemp cultivation. Successfully supported effort to enact permanent ordinance to strike proper balance in addressing competing stakeholder concerns – reasonably allowing hemp cultivation in the County while protecting sensitive receptors such as homes and schools.

  • Led the Washington DC effort in the agencies and on Capitol Hill to permit an LNG export facility.

  • Represent Hannon Armstrong, an energy investment banking organization, with various Department of Energy and federal government energy financings.

Meet The Team

Steven A. Amerikaner Shareholder T 805.882.1407 samerikaner@bhfs.com
Chris Frahm Shareholder T 619.702.6917 cfrahm@bhfs.com
Stephanie Osler Hastings Shareholder T 805.882.1415 shastings@bhfs.com
Mark J. Mathews Shareholder T 303.223.1179 mmathews@bhfs.com