Wind Power Legal Services

We can assist individuals, municipalities and companies to navigate  the complicated process of siting wind energy facilities in New York State. We have ample experience addressing the myriad of issues that can surface in the wind power facilities siting context, including land use and zoning, environmental, real estate, commercial transaction, and litigation. Our services include:

For Landowners

  • negotiate land leases and other real estate transactions
  • handle zoning and land use issues relating to the siting of small-scale wind facilities for residential, agricultural or business use
  • advise on net metering opportunities and financial incentives
  • liaise and negotiate contracts with service providers
  • litigate Article 78 claims

For Municipalities

  • draft local laws or moratoria relating to the siting of wind energy conversion systems (industrial and small scale)
  • help to ensure transparent, ethical local law promulgation and zoning processes
  • litigate Article 78 claims

For Wind Developers

  • negotiate and execute real estate purchase/sale transactions
  • ensure environmental due diligence prior to concluding real estate transactions
  • help to obtain all necessary right to build permits and approvals for the construction and operation of wind energy facilities
  • assist to ensure compliance with the requirements of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
  • act as a neutral party to mediate or otherwise resolve complaints regarding operational projects

For information on our services relating to wind power, please contact Clifford Rohde at 518-641-1005 or

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