Real Estate

Green Building & Energy Technology

Whether you are an investor, technology innovator, renewable-energy developer, or real estate owner, the green building market is full of exciting opportunities. To successfully navigate your green building project, you need more than lawyers who know a thing or two about a LEED checklist. You need a team of professionals who can see the whole picture. Mintz Levin’s Green Building & Energy Technology Practice brings together attorneys and professionals from relevant disciplines to provide comprehensive counsel.

We approach our clients’ issues with a perspective that takes in the whole ecosystem of the market.  We have real estate attorneys with sophisticated leasing experience, environmental lawyers who can see how new regulations will shape demand for green technology, project development attorneys who help clients get renewable projects financed and built, corporate and intellectual property lawyers who help investors and companies that are bringing new green building technologies to market, litigators who can see how green contract provisions may play out when a dispute arises, and government relations strategists who navigate regulatory approval for development projects and make sure clean technologies get a fair shake in the legislative process.

Quick Facts


Areas of Focus

  • Green leases
  • Green building technologies

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Practice and attorneys recognized for real estate law by Chambers USA
Case Study: HydroPoint Data Systems

Mintz Levin serves as general corporate counsel to HydroPoint, the market and technology leader in the smart water management industry. We have assisted the company with general corporate and employment matters as well as several financing rounds led by prominent clean technology venture capital investors.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a developer and third-party owner of roof-mounted and parking pavilion solar PV systems in the development of more than 7 MW of distributed solar PV capacity.
  • Represented a property owner in a 1 million-square-foot rooftop solar lease to a solar developer that installed the solar panel system and sold the solar energy to the building’s tenant.
  • Represented the owner of an industrial park in structuring power sale agreements for a combined heat and power plant and the related sale of a parcel to a solar manufacturer.

Representative Clients

  • Altenex
  • Ameresco, Inc.
  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Aspen Aerogels
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Canaccord Genuity
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Digital Lumens, Inc.
  • EnerNOC
  • General Electric Company
  • HydroPoint Data Systems
  • Innovari
  • Luminus Devices, Inc.
  • Manulife Financial / John Hancock Financial
  • Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
  • Renewable Analytics, LLC