Energy & Natural Resources

We Understand Your Business

Holland & Knight's Energy & Natural Resources Industry Sector Group (ENR ISG) brings together a diverse and multidiscipline group of more than 225 lawyers and professionals to represent and advise a wide array of stakeholders across the energy and natural resources value chain. Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year 2021We provide counsel to financial institutions investing in the energy sector, electric and gas utilities and electric cooperatives, power authorities, wholesale power generators, transmission owners and operators, offshore wind developers, renewable energy and energy storage developers and financiers, merchant transmission, retail suppliers, oil and gas operators, field services contractors, marine and pipeline transporters, mining companies, energy traders and energy-intensive industries. Our team works on all facets of transactional, regulatory, legislative and litigation matters related to the environment, energy and natural resources.

By the Numbers

225  |  experienced ENR ISG attorneys and professionals

120  |  years of experience representing energy industry clients through highs and lows in the market

58  |  percent of the firm's attorneys and professionals who have worked on energy industry matters

50  |  percent of our ENR ISG members who are diverse

80  countries where we have assisted clients with energy matters

50  |  U.S. states where we have represented clients in the development and/or project financing of energy projects

Depth of Experience

Our team of experienced energy attorneys and professionals includes:

Factory Vectorformer counsel to energy companies, including oil and gas producers, pipelines, energy marketing and trading companies, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, power generation, energy infrastructure and importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG)


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former energy industry auditors, bankers and landmen


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former members of Congress who served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee


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former senior advisor to the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former general counsel of U.S. Department of Homeland Security


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general counsel for international trade for the Ministry of Economy of Mexico (Secretaría de Economía or SE) and former legal chief for international investment and legal affairs at the Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad or CFE)


We represent participants in the electric, oil, natural gas, solar, wind and waste-to-energy sectors in all aspects of their business operations. including:

Bankruptcy vectorbankruptcy and restructuring

Construction Worker Vectorconstruction & real estate

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Checkbox vectorcommercial advice

Exclamation point vectorcrisis and risk management

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cybersecurity and privacy

Hand holding plant vectorenvironmental advocacy, litigation and transactions

Globe vectorenvironmental, social and governance (ESG)

Bank vectorfinancing, including green bank finance and government finance

Umbrella Vectorinsurance

Intellectual property vectorintellectual property and technology licensing

White House vectorland use and government

Brief case with check mark vectorlabor, employment and benefits

Gavel vectorlitigation and dispute resolution

Handshake vectormergers and acquisitions

Hand with dollar sign vectorprivate equity and venture capital

Crane vectorproject development

Paper and bell vectorregulation and public policy

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Scales of Justice Vectorwhite collar defense and investigations


Recent Honors and Accolades


Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year 2021"Energy Practice Group of the Year" in 2021


The Best Lawyers in America 2024 Guide

Holland & Knight LLP Recognized by Best Lawyers 2024Attorneys recognized in Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law and Oil and Gas Law


Chambers Latin America 2024 Guide

Chambers Latin America 2024Ranked among top firms in Colombia and Mexico for Energy & Natural Resources


Legal 500 United States 2023 Guide

Recognition_Legal_500_US_Leading_Firm_2023Ranked among the top firms in the nation for Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power and Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas


Chambers USA 2023 Guide

Recognition_Chambers_USA_2023Ranked among the top firms in the nationwide categories for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Offshore Energy and Oil & Gas Litigation | 45  Energy and Natural Resources Industry Group attorneys recognized in the guide


Chambers Global 2023 Guide

Chambers Global 2022Ranked among top firms globally for Energy: Electricity (Transactional) and Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Legal 500 Latin America 2023 Guide

Recognition_Legal_500_LatAm_Leading_Firm_2023Ranked among top firms in Latin America for Projects and Energy | Ranked among top firms in Colombia for Energy and Natural Resources and Environment, and in Mexico for Energy and Natural Resources


U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2023 Guide

Recognition_2023_Best_Law_FirmsTier 1 national rankings for Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Oil & Gas Law and Natural Resources Law


Latin Lawyer 250 2023 Guide

Recognition_2023_Latin_Lawyer_250Firm recognized and noted for Energy


Case Studies


Drilling Down: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Law
El principio de precaución y su aplicación en el proyecto de ley minera
El impacto del nuevo proyecto de ley minera en el sector
¿Para donde va el gobierno con el sector minero?
Podcast - Transición energética
Áreas de protección ambiental, un as bajo la manga
Conflictos de minería ilegal ¿alguna salida?
Desafíos de la formalización minera en Colombia – 22 de enero de 2024
Análisis del Proyecto de Ley colombiano: Ecominerales – 15 de enero de 2024
Podcast - Nuevos vientos para la energía eólica en Colombia, la apuesta <em>Offshore</em>
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Complementariedad de las Fuentes de Energía actuales
¿Cómo cierra el sector minero colombiano el año 2023? – 11 de diciembre de 2023
Podcast: Discussing Florida's 2024 Legislative Session
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Fallos de la Corte sobre regalías
Podcast - La financiación de proyectos de infraestructura
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Proyecto de ley sobre títulos mineros
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Balance de cómo debe ser la transición energética con el carbón
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En Barranquilla se desarrolla la Cumbre Colombiana del Carbón
Podcast - Contratación para el desarrollo de infraestructura del agua
Podcast - El plan nacional de desarrollo
Podcast - Eficiencia energética
Cracking Down on Carbon Markets: CFTC and FTC Exercise Heightened Scrutiny
Podcast - Cracking Down on Carbon Markets: CFTC and FTC Exercise Heightened Scrutiny
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Renewable Energy Tax Credits with Amish Shah
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Al Paredón con Milton Fernando Montoya
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Whiplash: Navigating WOTUS and the Sackett Decision
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Are Environmental Laws Undermining Environmental, Social, and Economic Progress?
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Podcast: An Update on the Renewable Fuel Standard Final Rule
Introducing the Greenwashing Mitigation Team
Podcast – Introducing the Greenwashing Mitigation Team
Podcast – Loan Programs Office Updates: A Look Ahead
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El futuro de los negocios y el impacto de la sostenibilidad según Holland & Knight
Proposed Rules to Implement the Superfund Tax on Chemicals
Proposed Rules to Implement the Superfund Tax on Chemicals
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Curtain Raiser with Jose Vicente Zapata, Holland & Knight
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Podcast – Voluntary Carbon Markets: The Road Ahead
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Podcast: A Deep Dive into State Low Carbon Fuel Standards
Eyes on Energy Tax: Understanding the Qualified Advanced Energy Tax Credit Under Section 48C
Eyes on Energy Tax: Understanding the Qualified Advanced Energy Tax Credit Under Section 48C
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eRIN Credits, What They Are and What Impact They Will Have on the Biogas Sector in the USA