DALLAS, June 4 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — The internatio…

DALLAS, June 4 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — The international law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is continuing its role as one of the top energy law firms in the world with the launch of the firm’s Climate Change and Renewable Energy Practice Group.

The group will assist businesses worldwide, including those impacted by President George Bush’s recent announcement about the administration’s new stance on global climate change.

Firm partner Scott Deatherage leads the diverse group of 26 attorneys
who bring years of experience in renewable energy projects and regulatory

The group includes attorneys from the firm’s environmental regulation
and emissions trading, project development, finance, corporate, and
national and international energy practices.

The Climate Change and Renewable Energy Practice Group is made up of
attorneys from Thompson & Knight’s offices in the United States, Mexico,
Brazil, Algeria and England. Members of the group will assist clients in
the development of business opportunities related to greenhouse gas
emission reduction credit projects and credit trading markets, as well as
helping companies in the growing renewable energy markets, including firms involved in wind, solar and biofuel technology.

“This initiative will allow our Firm to combine its significant energy, project development, tax and finance experience with our experience in wind energy projects, biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, and landfill gas capture,” says Pete Riley, managing partner of Thompson & Knight.

Mr. Deatherage, the practice group leader, says regulation of
greenhouse gases and trading in emission reduction credits have created
significant opportunities in new markets.

“This is a new era for business in terms of environmental risks and
regulations, but also environmental opportunities,” says Mr. Deatherage.
“Limits on greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency requirements,
renewable energy mandates and trading in renewable energy credits are just a few of the many issues that corporate America will be facing in the coming years.”

About Thompson & Knight
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive
impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy
industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and
individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.
Becky Jackson
Thompson & Knight LLP

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