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Wolff & Samson Creates New Practice Group Focusing on Renewable Energy and Sustainability

December 18, 2009

In recognition of the increasing need for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, Wolff & Samson PC, one of New Jersey’s largest law firms, has formed a new practice area, the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Group, to help clients achieve this goal.

The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Group capitalizes on the extensive experience of a number of the law firm’s attorneys, in particular their knowledge in the complementary fields of real estate, corporate, tax and environmental law, and regulatory affairs. Drawing on this broad experience base, the Group assists clients in taking advantage of tax and regulatory incentives to implement the latest technology in socially responsible and economically rewarding ways.

The new Group's capabilities include: representing investors and alternative energy providers in negotiating power purchase agreements and leases for the installation of the underlying energy systems; advising property owners and tenants in the installation and operation of photovoltaic solar energy systems, through both purchase agreements and power purchase agreements; and negotiating “green” leases on behalf of landlords and tenants. The Group also advises property owners and tenants on energy audits and implementation of “green” business plans, as well as developers and property owners seeking certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

“We are excited to have launched this new Group that will more easily identify for clients the specific areas of sustainability in which we can be of service,” said Dan Schwartz, Member of the Firm and team leader for the Group. “We look forward to working with public entities, corporations and individuals as they work to achieve environmentally efficient business practices and effect a smaller carbon footprint.”

About Wolff & Samson PC
Wolff & Samson PC is a regional law firm of more than 115 attorneys based in West Orange, NJ. The firm provides a wide range of legal services in many areas, including banking & finance, bankruptcy, construction, corporate & securities, corporate internal investigations & monitoring, employee benefits & executive compensation, employment, environmental, fidelity & surety, financial services, government & regulatory affairs, health care, intellectual property, litigation, media & technology, product liability & toxic tort, public finance, real estate, tax, and trusts & estates.