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Davis Wright Tremaine's cleantech lawyers apply business acumen and legal expertise to support both entrepreneurial ventures seeking to break into new technologies, and established business enterprises seeking to learn about and implement sustainable practices. As a cross-spectrum practice, our group brings together experts in venture capital and corporate finance, energy, communications, climate change, government relations, project finance, tax, distribution counseling, and intellectual property.

Helping bring technology from benchtop to marketplace is a fundamental strength of our firm. We work with companies pursuing and investing in technologies including advanced materials, wind, solar and biomass, hydrokinetics, biofuels, batteries and energy storage, transportation and emissions, energy efficiency, smart grid, and green building materials. We routinely advise clients on matters pertinent to:

  • Starting up and building a successful and efficient company
  • Intellectual property strategy, protection, and portfolio management
  • Equity and alternative financings
  • Strategic partnering
  • Technology commercialization
  • Establishing sustainability credentials
  • Federal and state governmental incentive programs
  • Tax

With nationally renowned practices in energy, communications, and intellectual property, the early stage entrepreneurial ventures that comprise the bulk of our practice are positioned to reap the benefits of Davis Wright’s depth of knowledge, expertise, and decades-long relationships with financing sources, regulatory agencies, electrical utilities, and potential customers.

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