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McCauley Lyman LLC works hard to help its clients build their projects. Here are some examples of the type of work we do and examples of projects completed with our help:

Project Development

The firm has assisted its development clients by providing the full range of legal services in developing, designing, permitting, financing, constructing, operating, and selling solar facilities, including negotiating and drafting

  • Letters of Intent
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • REC Agreements
  • Net Metering Agreements
  • EPC Agreements
  • O&M Agreements
  • PILOT Agreements
  • Leases (ground and rooftop)
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements (including closings)
  • Title insurance commitment procurement and review, informal title reviews (in select jurisdictions)
  • Construction Financing Agreements (national and regional lenders)
  • Master Lease Agreement and associated agreements (sale/leaseback financings)
  • Taxable (Federal) Bond Financings of Municipal Improvement Authority Renewable Energy Projects
  • Partnership Flip Tax Equity Transactions
  • New Markets Tax Credits Brownfields Solar Financing
  • Joint Venture Agreements

Project Sales and Acquisitions

The firm has been retained by some of its clients specifically to assist with acquiring or selling projects (and project portfolios) at various stages of their development (e.g., where the developer holds as little as an LOI with a prospective electricity customer, to a fully developed and operating stable of projects).  In these engagements, the principal assignment is to prepare offering information or perform due diligence review, negotiate transaction documents (LOIs, asset/interest purchase agreements, etc.), and overlook their performance. 

Clients & Counterparties

The firm has represented developers, project acquirers, power purchasers (private and municipal), and landowners.  Counterparties include big box stores, commercial real estate companies, farmers, municipalities, private and public schools, and universities. 

Locations of Projects

The firm’s lawyers have worked on commercial-scale solar projects in the following locations in recent years.  When necessary, we work with local counsel admitted to practice in the relevant jurisdictions.

Glendale, AZ (2 projects)
Globe, AZ
Parker, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
San Manuel, AZ
Central Valley, CA
Danville, CA
Dinuba, CA
Hemet, CA (17 projects)
Gridley, CA
Lafayette, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Milpitas, CA
Pacoima, CA
Riverside, CA
San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Cruz (CA)
Alamosa, CO
Broomfield, CO
Denver, CO
West Hartford, CT (2 projects)
Honolulu, HI
Kauai, HI
Kona, HI
Mililani, HI (5 projects)
Athol, MA
Belchertown, MA
Brimfield, MA
Canton, MA
Charlton, MA

Colrain, MA
Dartmouth, MA
Devens, MA
Dudley, MA
East Bridgewater, MA
Gardner, MA
Gloucester, MA
Greenfield, MA
Hadley, MA (2 projects)
Hubbardston, MA
Leominster, MA
Methuen, MA
Milford, MA
Monroe, MA
Natick, MA
Northampton, MA
Orange, MA
Palmer, MA
Plymouth, MA
Saugus, MA
Somerset, MA
South Attleboro, MA
Sutton, MA
Uxbridge, MA
Walpole, MA
Westborough, MA
Westford, MA
Whately, MA
Winchendon, MA
Annapolis, MD
Church Hill, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD

New Hampshire (various
community solar projects)
Bayville, NJ
Blairstown, NJ
Deptford, NJ
Flemington, NJ
Hamilton, NJ
Hazlet, NJ
Hopewell, NJ
Ledgewood, NJ
Linden, NJ
Red Bank, NJ
Tabernacle, NJ
Wildwood, NJ
Morris County, NJ (19 projects)
Union County, NJ (31 projects)
Beacon, NY
Brookhaven, NY
Buffalo, NY
Deer Park, NY
Esopus, NY
Hudson, NY
Islip ; NY
Melville, NY
North East, NY
Olean, NY
Patterson, NY
Kingston, ON
Toronto, ON
West Davisville, RI
Charlotte, VT
Vermont (various community
solar projects)

Here are some examples of projects completed with our help:

solar canopy

Part of a 1.57 MW solar electric system, the Tioga Energy solar canopy at William G. Mennen Sports Arena will shade more than 500 parking spaces. Morristown, NJ.

solar array

The Tioga Energy 220kW ground mount solar array at the Athenian School, Danville, CA.

rooftop solar electric system

A Tioga Energy 308 kW rooftop solar electric system, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Leominster, MA.

rooftop solar installation

Wellesley Municipal Light Plant’s rooftop solar installation, Wellesley, MA.

cogeneration installation

Cogenra Solar’s cogeneration installation (electricity and hot water) at Sonoma Wine Company, Sonoma, California.

cogeneration installation

Cogenra Solar’s cogeneration installation (electricity and hot water) at Sonoma Wine Company, Sonoma, California.

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