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Multiple Wind Energy Projects in Western New York

Client Type: Privately held

Hodgson Russ advised the developer on all legal aspects of the permitting and IDA financing of multiple wind energy projects in Western New York providing power for more than 50,000 homes.  The projects include over a hundred turbines, over 20 miles of access roads, electric collection systems, an operations and maintenance building, and a substation. Our work included guiding the environmental impact review processes, representing the company at public hearings, obtaining land use permits, defending the company in lawsuits from opposing neighbors, and negotiating road use and host community agreements.  We served as local finance counsel in obtaining benefits from the IDA, and all real estate matters related to the project, including survey due diligence and acting as the title examiner for the projects.