Why Cooley

Areas of Practice

Company Formation and Private Investments

  • Our lawyers work with investors and entrepreneurs who are developing new materials and technologies, partnering with them to bring their ideas to market. Cooley ranks among the top US firms in life sciences, semiconductor and software technologies, on which many promising cleantech solutions are based.

Technology transactions

  • Our technology transactions practice supports the legal and business needs of our clients in the sectors of renewable energy and clean technology in connection with their technology and intellectual property transactions. Our team of lawyers have counseled clients on, and crafted and negotiated agreements involving, their renewable clean energy products, systems and solutions; outsourcing, consulting, licensing, distribution, development and technology transfer, electronic commerce, Web and Internet transactions; and other strategic relationships.

Representative Matters

Modern Meadow

  • $40 million Series B financing for Modern Meadow, a NY-based biofabrication company that grows leather from living cells to benefit consumers, animals and the planet. 


  • NEXTracker, a solar energy equipment manufacturer, in its sale to Flextronics International for $330 million. 


  • Gevo, a pioneer in the biofuels industry, signed a global patent cross-license and settlement agreement with Butamax, a joint venture between DuPont and BP. The agreement successfully resolves a multi-year, multi-suit, patent dispute between the two companies. The details of the settlement are confidential. 

Enphase Energy 

  • Enphase Energy, provider of solar energy management systems, in its $53.8 million IPO and $37.1 million Follow-On offering.


  • $35 million Series C financing for Ambri, developer of electricity storage systems. 

Leaf Clean Energy Company

  • Leaf Clean Energy Company in a number of cleantech financings between 2013 and 2014.