Permitting, Real Estate Transactions, Financing, Regulatory, Incentives, Litigation

Schain Banks provides legal representation to energy companies, with a focus on assisting in the development and permitting of wind energy and solar energy projects.

For more than a decade, Schain Banks has assisted clients in successfully developing and building several billion dollars of energy projects throughout the Midwest United States. The Schain Banks energy team has extensive experience with all aspects of the permitting and development of utility scale wind energy and solar energy projects.

Schain Banks’ services to the energy industry include the following:

Project Permitting

Schain Banks represents clients in all aspects of local and state project permitting, including assistance in preparing application documents, coordinating permitting strategy, and representation at public hearings.

Land Control and Real Estate

Schain Banks assists with drafting and negotiating land control documents, including leases, easements and licenses, and in real estate transactions relating to project development.

Transactions and Financing

Schain Banks represents clients in performing due diligence on real estate, permitting and regulatory matters in support of energy project transactions and financing.

Regulatory and Environmental

Schain Banks assists clients in interfacing with state and local regulatory agencies on project related environmental matters.

Financial Incentives

Schain Banks assists clients in obtaining local and state financial incentives that are available for energy projects.


Schain Banks represents clients in defending land use entitlements against project opposition, and in protecting and ensuring development and property rights.