Richard Kanoff to Present on Renewable Energy Project Development and Business and Legal Risk for Boston Bar Association

The McLane Law Firm is pleased to announce that Richard A. Kanoff, co-chair of the firm’s energy and utilities practices will participate in a Boston Bar Association panel presentation on the status and growth of clean energy projects in New England. The discussion will focus primarily on wind and solar power projects and the accompanying contract risk management and land use dilemmas that arise with them.

The October 22nd program is designed for construction law lawyers, land use lawyers, and commercial real estate lawyers. It is sponsored jointly by the Boston Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee and Environmental Law Section.

Richard brings more than 28 years of experience providing advice to numerous emerging and established public companies in diverse energy markets such as clean coal and other fossil fuel-related generation, biofuels, biomass, energy and demand management, smart grid, solar, wind, fuel cells and other distributed generation technologies. He has extensive knowledge in renewable and traditional energy project development, permitting and finance.

Prior to going into private practice, Richard was Regional Counsel for Calpine Corporation, an independent/merchant power producer. In that role, he supported development, construction, permitting, operation, compliance, acquisitions, restructuring and/or disposition of more than $2.5 billion in energy facilities. Additionally, he directed federal and state energy and environmental compliance with federal administrative agencies and regional ISOs. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts.

He may be reached at the firm’s TradeCenter 128 Massachusetts office at (781) 904-2685 or by email at

About the McLane Law Firm and the Energy and Utilities Groups

Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.

McLane’s Energy and Utilities groups have been serving clients for more than 80 years in utility regulation, energy facility siting and permitting, corporate and transactional work, project finance, contracting and construction, environmental compliance, and administrative litigation before various state agencies. The Firm’s clients include prominent regulated utilities, banks, investors, developers and independent power producers.