Stevens & Lee/Griffin represents a wide range of utilities, generators and consumers in the energy industry. We work with clients who develop, generate, purchase, sell, distribute and market all forms of energy – electric, coal, oil, natural gas, hydropower, solar wind and other renewables.

Stevens & Lee/Griffin provides a complete range of strategic, legal and financial advisory services to industry participants. In addition to our in-depth understanding of the issues presented by developing, generating, gathering, processing, transporting, storing and distributing energy, our professionals have significant experience assisting clients with public policy issues that directly affect the industry.

Providing a full range of services through our integrated multidisciplinary platform

Drawing on our unique educational and occupational backgrounds and multidisciplinary platform, Stevens & Lee/Griffin offers a unique body of expertise to the energy industry. Our team of professionals includes a former in-house counsel to a large energy company, a former general counsel to a privately held waste management company with substantial experience in waste-to-energy projects, a former Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and a licensed professional geologist.

Through our industry-focused platform approach, we offer a wide range of professional services to the energy industry. Stevens & Lee, one of the 200 largest law firms in the country, represents energy-related companies and energy consumers in the complete range of strategic and traditional legal matters. In addition, we assist energy companies finance energy projects and sell or purchase projects through Griffin Financial Group LLC, a FINRA-licensed investment bank, and our Pennsylvania government affairs team has significant experience advocating on behalf of publicly traded energy companies in the Commonwealth.

Legal Services

Stevens & Lee provides a complete range of strategic and traditional legal services to industry participants, including:

  • Energy regulatory
  • Mergers, acquisition, divestitures
  • Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
  • Contract negotiation and creation
  • Energy rights procurement
  • Zoning and land use regulation
  • Real estate and construction
  • Labor and employment
  • Environmental regulatory and litigation
  • Smart Grid matters
  • Tax assessment and recovery proceedings
  • Public-private partnerships

In addition to large public and private energy companies, we also assist emerging companies as well as lenders to and investors in the industry.

Stevens & Lee has experience in dealing with and representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as public utility commissions at the state level throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the New York State Public Service Commission and the Delaware Public Service Commission.

We are well-positioned to assist a wide range of parties regarding opportunities in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. With locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including offices in the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania, we are geographically positioned to provide effective and responsive legal and professional services to upstream, midstream, downstream and related service companies operating within this area.

For a more detailed description of the legal services we provide to the energy industry, please visit

Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Accounting

Griffin provides a full range of investment banking services to energy and energy-related companies, including merger and acquisition advisory and financial advisory services, capital raises, including access to private equity, and recapitalizations.

We are particularly well-positioned to assist clients in financing individual projects and pipelines of projects within the U.S. and internationally. We can assist energy clients with:

  • Review of strategic and business plans
  • Strategic alternative studies
  • Sale and merger transactions
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Private placements and public offerings
  • Non-traditional sources of senior debt and equity
  • Project development and project finance
  • Securing tax equity and sponsor equity
  • Structured finance
  • Project structuring advice

For a more detailed description of our platform’s investment banking services for the energy industry, please visit

Government Affairs

Stevens & Lee/Griffin’s government affairs specialists have significant experience advocating on behalf of publicly traded energy companies in the Commonwealth. Our team includes a former Senate Majority Leader who served 24 years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly; a former Executive Director of the Appropriations Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a former Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

Our team also assists energy clients in obtaining state funding and grants.