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What our clients say

“It was only with Schwabe’s advice and advocacy that Global Partners has achieved the success it has in the Pacific Northwest. Schwabe’s lawyers had a firm understanding of the regulations, the regulatory landscape, and the politics to guide us through controversial permitting, contracting, and real estate needs. They were invested in our project and fought for our success. We value their advice and advocacy.”

The Late Edward Faneuil, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Global Partners

Innovation Behind the Front Lines

Learn how Schwabe client Global Partners empowers front-line workers to innovate for good.


  • Worked with client to develop permitting strategy for the development of renewable diesel facility, including air and wetland permits as well as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and land use.
  • Assisted client in identifying and obtaining regulatory approvals for the development of a solar farm on reclaimed mine lands.
  • Counseled a major ethanol distributor in the renewal of air permits for an ethanol manufacturing plant.
  • Counseled a Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of electric utility assets.
  • Defended air permit in federal court from environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) citizen suit raising (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) PSD claims.
  • Provided advice on environmental permitting and merger due diligence to a client on the acquisition of ethanol and biofuel facilities.
  • Created analysis of permitting pathway for an offshore wind project.
  • Advised a Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of air, water, and dock permits for a crude-oil bulk storage facility along the Columbia River.
  • Counseled national energy company in permitting for numerous operations in multiple western states and reservations, including vast coal mine operations on federal land, state, and private land, manage regulatory compliance of complex waste streams, and litigate permit-related appeals before state and federal agencies in jurisdictions throughout the western United
  • Represented utility in the development of Advanced Nuclear Reactor. Navigating environmental and regulatory impacts of permitting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, state regulatory agencies, and Environmental Protection.
  • Advised investor in acquisition of portfolio of power plants, including negotiating environmental contractual terms, conducting environmental due diligence, and coordinating permit transfers.
  • Represented numerous utility-scale solar developers in the Pacific Northwest to obtain necessary entitlements and assisted them in real estate transactions, including ground leases and sale of solar energy portfolios.

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