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Clean Tech & Renewables

Green Since the Beginning of “Clean”

​When clean energy was just a notion, we already had a team in place that saw the potential and believed in the innovation it could bring. We are known as a law firm that helped form and build the industry 15 years ago. Today we're a leading US law firm in the space. We use our industry knowledge to help clients across the ecosystem. It's how we advise businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz’s Energy & Sustainability Practice conceived and helped create regional business association NECEC, which is the Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute. Mintz has assisted NECEC with formations and other legal work, strategy, and educational programming, for more than a decade.

One of the first clean tech legal practices in the United States


Ranking in "Top 10 US Cleantech Law Firms" by Cleantechies

Case Study
Mintz advised Oberon Fuels, a developer of an ultra-low-carbon fuel known as renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), on a strategic collaboration with propane fuel distributor SHV Energy. The agreement will help Oberon scale up its pilot facility to produce the first rDME fuel in the United States.

Our Approach

​Our passion for this industry runs deep. We were one of the first law firms to develop a practice focused on clean energy. And we continue to help sustain the industry  — mining innovation, catalyzing finance, acquiring talent, and developing corporate partnerships. Working closely with our integrated, energy-focused Project Development & Finance Practice, we serve clean energy clients spanning every sector. 

Your goals matter to us. We relish learning our clients’ businesses and cultures, and become immersed in their way of thinking. That knowledge enables us to offer unique solutions suitable specifically to them.

  • AgTech / FoodTech
  • Biofuels
  • Energy storage
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydropower
  • Solar
  • Water
  • Wind
​Partnering Across the Ecosystem
  • Emerging companies
  • Large corporations
  • Investment banks
  • Family offices
  • Venture capital and private equity funds
  • Project developers and project finance funds
​Advocating for Success

We advocate for policies that advance the clean energy economy by driving private sector growth. For instance, our practice chair was a key member of the team of business leaders that helped launch the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), leading efforts to advocate for the Patrick administration policy to make clean energy policy a priority for Massachusetts.

Focusing on the Future

We are proud to support the future of clean energy by sponsoring entrepreneurial organizations, speaking at events, and serving as judges for start-up competitions. Our involvement has included partnering with or speaking at events with these organizations and others:

  • Cleantech Open 
  • MIT Clean Energy Prize 
  • MIT $100K
  • MassChallenge 
  • US Department of Energy
  • Cleantech Navigate Northeast by NECEC

What Our Clients Are Saying

Meet Mintz

​Tom Burton and Sahir Surmeli lead an multidisciplinary team including more than 50 attorneys and professionals.