Nyemaster Goode, P.C.
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Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuels, and Public Utilities

Our Practice:

Alternative energy and renewable fuels are, and will continue to be, rapidly expanding business arenas, and Nyemaster Goode’s attorneys have both the knowledge and experience to assist clients with every step. Our attorneys represent an ever-growing number of developers of Midwest alternative energy and renewable fuels projects, including renewable energy facilities such as utility scale wind energy developments and ethanol or biodiesel plants. With assistance from our attorneys in the Banking and Secured Transactions; Business Organizations; Business and Commercial Transactions; Corporate Governance; Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits; Labor and Employment; Environmental; Governmental Affairs; Real Estate; and Litigation practices, our Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuels, and Public Utilities attorneys assist clients with entity formations, all required governmental approvals, utility regulatory matters, negotiating site leases and land acquisitions, financing, raising venture capital and private equity, including private placements, construction and development contracts, technology licensing agreements, supply agreements, management agreements, energy sales agreements, distribution agreements, and all sorts of related legal issues.

Our attorneys are also active in representing public utilities, including cooperatives and energy project developers, on diverse legal matters, regarding land and right of way acquisition, negotiation, and preparation of business agreements. With the assistance of Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits attorneys, we also provide advice on pension and benefits. Our Real Estate attorneys regularly handle eminent domain proceedings for cities, pipeline companies, and utility companies. In addition, our Alternative Energy, Renewable Fuels, and Public Utilities attorneys assist utilities with regulatory filings, handle proceedings before the Iowa Utilities Board, and in conjunction with our Governmental Affairs attorneys, provide legislative and governmental relations services to both cooperatives and investor owned utilities.

Our Experience:

Represent numerous proposed and existing ethanol companies in all facets of organization, financing, development, economic incentives and operations.

Represent biodiesel business, including multi-tiered private equity financing for $100 million.

Represented independent power producer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $110 million wind energy project.

Represented renewable energy developer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $90 million wind energy project.

Represented independent power producer in acquisition of land rights and zoning for $42 million wind energy project.

Represented alternative energy developer in property acquisition, zoning, and economic incentives for 100 million gallon ethanol plant.

Represented alternative energy developer in economic incentives application for 40 million gallon expansion of existing ethanol plant.

Represented wind energy project developer in asset sale of 30 megawatt wind energy project site.

Represented wind energy developer in 50 megawatt renewable energy power purchase agreement.

Iowa counsel for wind energy development in the sale of membership interest in a group of wind energy development companies.

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