KO attorneys take a business-forward, specialized approach to help energy firms navigate the business decisions in this complex and highly regulated market.

The energy industry is more diverse and dynamic than ever. Traditional oil and gas businesses and renewable energy developers alike are bringing innovative solutions to market, often in collaboration with a variety of technology and service organizations. KO works with businesses across the industry, including power generation, energy efficiency, grid modernization, logistics, consumer engagement, data management and analytics firms.

Clients in this highly regulated industry benefit from KO’s expansive industry knowledge to navigate complex business issues that often arise. Our attorneys understand that industry experience plays an essential role in our clients’ success, and we are relentless about staying on top of current news, opportunities and challenges across the energy landscape.

KO counsels energy clients throughout the various stages of company growth from formation to financing to mergers and acquisitions, through customer RFP and customer contracting processes, and everything in between.

Our attorneys have vast experience working on projects in both regulated and deregulated markets and can assist with software and services agreements relating to demand response, distributed energy resource management (DERMS), behavioral energy efficiency (BEE), and similar projects interconnection agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), engineering and procurement agreements (EPCs), project company entity management, utility company RFP responses, project finance, back leverage finance, warehouse finance, and project acquisitions and sales under a variety of structures. We reach into our network to bring in and interface with site-specific expertise as needed such as local real estate, local permitting and local regulatory counsel.


“KO serves as our outsourced legal team. KO is deeply engrained in our day-to-day operations, effectively operating as our in-house counsel on commercial contracts. Their strategic approach helps us stay ahead of the unique issues that are often associated with serving a highly regulated industry.”

Adrian Tuck

CEO, Uplight

KO is actively engaged in the conferences and organizations that follow the current trends and issues impacting the energy industry. Our attorneys are members of the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association and support key industry events including the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference and the Denver Energy Tech Showcase.

We’re also proud of the industry recognition our attorneys have received in our local market:

Charles Ciaccio was named to the Denver Business Journal’s 2018 ‘Who’s Who in Energy” list.

KO attorneys represent a host of renewable energy developers, software companies, energy-tech companies, consultants and other service providers to the energy industry.


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KO pairs energy-industry expertise with business-forward advice. We understand that no deal is the same –each comes with its own set of unique constraints – that we help navigate with ease. We know how to prioritize what you need, when you need it, to set you up for success.

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We make the most of your time and resources with practical solutions and just the right amount of lawyering to achieve your business goals.

Your business is constantly changing and we’re right there with you: anticipating and responding to your dynamic needs. Because we understand both your industry and the stage of your company’s growth, we are uniquely positioned to help you avoid pitfalls and risks and capitalize on timely opportunities.

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