Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP welcomes partner Richard A. Kanoff as leader of the firm's Energy/Cleantech practice, and announces an expansion of the firm's resources to meet the constantly evolving needs of clients in the energy space. Mr. Kanoff's extensive experience deepens the firm's expertise in energy, renewable energy, and energy finance. He was previously co-chair of the Energy practice at a prominent regional firm, and in-house counsel to a well known energy company.

"The increasing demand in Massachusetts for alternative energy sources and energy efficiency requires legal counsel experienced in these booming areas," said Burns & Levinson Managing Partner David Rosenblatt. "We are proud to welcome Richard Kanoff to the firm and to expand our capabilities to be a premier resource for energy companies, investors and financiers."

With his ability to guide energy stakeholders and innovators through new opportunities related to technological advancements and regulatory change, Mr. Kanoff is experienced in renewable energy and clean technology law, regulatory policy and litigation including permitting, siting, finance, regulatory compliance, and project development and transaction matters. He has extensive experience representing both public and private companies, and has advised countless emerging and established companies on energy and transactional matters, including clean coal and other fossil fuel]related generation, bio-fuels, biomass, energy and demand management, smart grid, solar, wind, storage, fuel cells and other distributed generation technologies. He has routinely assisted clients in proceedings before numerous state and federal regulatory agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

"By integrating Burns & Levinson's Energy/Cleantech practice with other practice areas, such as the firm's strong finance, corporate, intellectual property, business, tax, construction and environmental groups, we can meet all of our clients' legal needs in an evolving space and provide them with the knowledge and value that only a full-service law firm can deliver. This provides a clear advantage in the marketplace," said Mr. Kanoff. "The firm's commitment to exceptional experience and unmatched client service is the perfect platform upon which to deliver calculated advice aligned with our clients' business goals."