Dilworth Paxson’s Energy Practice Group combines a client-focused approach with innovative solutions for its clients in the energy industries. Dilworth Paxson practices in both traditional and alternative energy fields. Its lawyers help clients resolve matters in regulated and unregulated arenas.

Dilworth’s energy practice includes attorneys who advise clients regarding government regulation, commercial transactions and finance, joint venture, project permitting, tax credits, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence evaluation, and litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

We provide services to a wide range of energy companies from start-ups to large utilities, multinational producers and distributors, independent producers, power marketers, natural gas and oil producers, and landowners. These clients represent many fuel types and energy sources including, coal, oil, natural gas, algal and terrestrial biomass, geothermal, the sun, tides, and wind.


Dilworth’s attorneys have experience assisting clients implement their project development plans. This work includes project development, including site selection, real estate, and land use approvals.


Dilworth has represented energy companies in complex cases in court, arbitrations, and regulatory matters. The types of litigation for which Dilworth lawyers have represented energy clients cover many different issues, including equipment failures and anti-trust defense.

Our ability to assist clients includes any litigation in state and federal courts. This experience includes trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations. However, our experience is not limited to the courtroom. Alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation are increasingly how disputes are resolved, and we have extensive experience in these methods.


In addition to counseling our clients regarding IP issues, our attorneys also help our clients to secure, monetize, and enforce their IP rights.