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Green Building and Sustainability

From green construction and sustainable development, to renewable energy and green manufacturing, the quest for green solutions to resource depletion, global warming, and other global dilemmas has garnered mainstream attention.  Perhaps more importantly, it has influenced the spending of billions of dollars in new research and development, design, construction, materials, leasing, and sales.  As governmental and private entities increasingly address sustainable development strategies, going green is no longer a tagline or a marketing ploy.  It equals real dollars and real value. 

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Green Building and Sustainability attorneys understand this rapidly evolving industry.  We provide exceptional legal service, whether your company is going green for the first time or is seeking to expand its sustainable development practices. 

We have assembled a multidisciplinary team of attorneys from our corporate, intellectual property, litigation, construction and surety, alternative energy, real estate development and leasing, and community association practices.  Our Green Industry Group seamlessly integrates in-depth understanding of sustainable development with our firm's existing practices.  We are proud to be one of only a few law firms with five LEED Accredited Professional attorneys. 

Our attorneys are highly equipped to handle our clients' various sustainability matters, including:   

  • Green construction contracts, development agreements, leases and loan documents;
  • Zoning and development approval and regulatory requirements of sustainable development projects;
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification;
  • Risk management of green development projects;
  • Securing and enforcing intellectual property protection for new clean and sustainable technologies;
  • Green development and renovations to create green homes and green neighborhoods, and their impact on community associations;
  • Emerging market opportunities and related regulatory and financial challenges in energy, finance, and tax;
  • Local, state and national laws, tax incentive programs, and trends; and  
  • Litigation and arbitration arising from green building projects.

For more information on an award-winning green project for which WTP’s Green Group did the legal work, click here.