While our experience and credentials are similar to those of our big-firm counterparts, the similarities end there: our style of representation is intentionally different.
We see the law as an important means to a commercial goal, not as an end in itself. Our most common strategic target is a successful project financing, not simply ensuring defensibility in court.
Like other firms, we frequently appear before agencies and engage opponents on behalf of our clients. But our persona is more that of a diplomat than a soldier. This deliberate style has allowed us to reach understandings with some of the most difficult project opponents in California’s renewable energy sphere.
We frequently hear from agency and opposition representatives that, while tenacious, we are easier to work with than others in the field. We have seen this make a material difference between fast and slow, easy and difficult, allowing our client’s projects to outpace their competitors. That said, we do not hesitate to employ a fiercer approach if it brings the best tactical value for the client.