Energy and Infrastructure

Whether you’re hoping to break ground on a new development project, expand your facilities in New York State, retrofit your fleet, or introduce a new energy platform, navigating the legal, legislative, and regulatory worlds of energy and infrastructure can be challenging.

Here’s how we can help:

At Gotham our attorneys, government specialists, and regulatory experts routinely advise energy companies, technologists, and providers, as well as real estate developers, construction companies, and subcontractors on a wide variety of concerns as they pertain to economic development, green energy incentives, adaptive land use, manufacturing, and job creation. We also represent major developers and construction companies in all areas of business including proposals, planning, government outreach, and private capital. Working in tandem with our legal firm, Gerstman Schwartz LLP (“GS”), Gotham also brings together integrated, multidisciplinary teams to advise project developers, investors, and industry participants on the legal issues that surround renewable energy.

We are proud to offer clients the expertise of team members who have run City and State agencies, as well as served on key committees in Congress. Their experience includes negotiating disposition of public properties (formerly owned by NYS DOT or the NY/NJ Port Authority and DCAS and HPD), facilitating state-of-the-art Leed compliant construction and business expansion, securing favorable energy rates under the City’s Business Incentive Rate (BIR), and working with NYS’ Empire State Development Corporation to secure tax-based incentives and growth support in furtherance of clean green energy. Previously, members of our team have advised on the acquisition of one of the largest, most advanced biodiesel production facilities in North America, provided due diligence review of innumerable energy-related startups and energy acquisition targets, and lobbied for various fossil fuel reduction issues related to NYC buildings. With regard to bidding, we are not only fluent in competitive bidding proposals, but members of our team have also actively participated in the selection process, and therefore, understand the criteria required to be distinguished as a winning submission.

As we rapidly move away from fossil fuel in favor of green and renewable energy, Gotham is eager to continue successfully navigating clients through the labyrinth of requirements, incentives, and regulations unfolding on both the State and federal level. Regardless of the project or plan, we are committed to providing you with the tools needed to secure every strategic advantage possible.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • The General Services Administration
  • The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation
  • The Federal Highway Administration
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • The Empire State Development Corporation
  • NYS’ Green Electrified/Electrification-Ready Buildings Plan
  • NYS’ Alternative Fuel Vehicle Research and Development Funding
  • NYS’ Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
  • NYS’ Clean Energy Fund and Green Bank.
  • NYS’ Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption
  • NYS’ Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate
  • NYS’ Heavy-Duty Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Purchase Vouchers
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • New York City Department of Construction and Design
  • Federal Initiatives
  • Solicitations for Offers
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Invitations to Bid
  • Sole Source Contracts
  • Emergency Procurements
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Energy Storage
  • Fuel Cells
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Hydrogen
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Power