Stoel Rives Recognized as a Leading Sustainable Business Law Firm
Kristen Leis, Business Development Manager, (503) 294-9343
Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service U.S. business law firm, today announced that an industry survey rates the firm a market leader among law firms with practices focused on sustainable business on the U.S. West Coast. In the January 2009 issue of Sustainable Industries
Magazine, Stoel Rives was ranked fourth among sustainable industry-focused law firms, with 115 attorneys dedicated to renewable energy and other sustainability practices.
Stoel Rives has been at the forefront of the explosive growth of renewable energy in recent years. With one of the largest U.S. renewable energy practices, the firm represents major national and international energy developers and operators in wind, solar, bioenergy, ocean and tidal, and geothermal energy projects throughout the United States and abroad. By 2007, Stoel had provided legal counsel to approximately 40 percent of the installed capacity of U.S. wind power.
Stoel Rives is a founding member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Northwest Biofuels Association, and the National Algae Association, and is actively engaged in organizations such as the American Wind Energy Association, the Northwest and Intermountain Power Producers Coalition, and Renewable Northwest Project. The firm has also pioneered numerous renewable energy textbooks, including The Law of Wind, The Law of Biofuels, The Law of Ocean and Tidal Energy and The Law of Building Green.
Additional Stoel Rives sustainability resources are available here.