Nov 05, 2021

Alternative Energy & Power, Chambers Global Practice Guide, 2021

Phillips Lytle Authors Chapter on U.S. Energy Sector for Chambers Alternative Energy & Power 2021 Global Practice Guide

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partners David P. Flynn and Thomas F. Puchner joined Dennis W. Elsenbeck, Consultant with Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services, to contribute to a global legal resource that provides insights into the energy industry. Together, they authored the chapter on the United States energy sector for the Chambers Alternative Energy & Power 2021 Global Practice Guide.

This is the third consecutive year Phillips Lytle has contributed to the global practice guide, which provides information on navigating the legal systems that govern the alternative energy and power industries in nations around the world.

Led by Mr. Flynn and Mr. Puchner, Phillips Lytle’s Energy Practice Team has deep expertise in broad range of energy law issues, including but not limited to:

  • Siting, zoning, environmental and leasing issues
  • Solar, wind, hydro and biomass
  • Brownfield and landfill renewable energy projects
  • Public service commission and utility regulatory
  • Incentives, bonds and public finance
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Microgrids
  • Retail energy industry/ESCOs
  • Enforcement and investigations
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Together, the Energy Practice Team has the experience and resources necessary to help industry stakeholders who develop, build, manage and invest in energy projects capitalize on new possibilities for growth.

Phillips Lytle guides clients through interactions with regulators, financiers, partners and community groups to ensure project deadlines are met and the impact of renewable energy development is achieved. The firm assists clients with FERC, ISO and New York State Public Service Commission issues, as well as local zoning ordinances. Its attorneys have close working relationships with key officials, including senior-level engineers, permit administrators, regional attorneys and regional directors. They also assist stakeholders who want to capitalize on renewable energy incentives.

Phillips Lytle’s Energy Practice Team attorneys collaborate with the firm’s Corporate, Banking & Financial Services, Environmental and Litigation Practice Teams to provide a comprehensive approach to help energy development stakeholders navigate one of the most dynamic sectors of the regional and national economies.

In 2021, Phillips Lytle was recognized by Chambers USA for a second consecutive year for excellence in energy law.

The chapter written by Phillips Lytle in the Chambers Alternative Energy & Power 2021 Global Practice Guide can be viewed at

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