Akerman, a top-100 US law firm with over 700 employees, has launched three new teams under the umbrella of its Energy and Infrastructure Sector Team, focusing on renewable energy and other high-tech infrastructure.
The multidisciplinary teams “build upon the existing capabilities of Akerman’s Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure Practice and Renewable Energy and Electric Power Practice to support clients’ multifaceted needs as a post-carbon 21st-century economy takes shape.”
One of these new units is the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Team, which “provides its clients, including businesses, municipalities and universities, with the diverse legal services needed to further the transportation transformation for automated, connected and electric vehicles.”
Any organization planning a large-scale EV infrastructure deployment is going to have to deal with utilities, and possibly governments agencies of various varieties, so it’s not hard to see why legal help might be necessary.
Akerman’s EV teams can provide clients with advice about state and federal regulation of EV charging infrastructure; utility rate design and ratemaking for EV charging; tax issues for EV purchases and procurement of environmental credits; and financing for energy storage facilities, among other topics.
“The technology that will be ubiquitous tomorrow will rely on infrastructure and systems built today,” said James Grice, leader of the new teams. “Our legal teams are helping to create that world with our experience, knowledge, and industry acumen.”