In the early stages of a renewable energy project, project developers must take steps to secure rights to the land on which the project will be located. This frequently means obtaining a long-term lease of the property, and sometimes means purchasing the property outright. Whether the project developer leases or purchases the project site, the developer is well-advised to obtain a preliminary title search before executing a letter of intent or offer to purchase the property and to commission a title exam of the property and obtain title insurance before closing on the lease or purchase. Even when no lender is involved in the early stages of project development, taking the appropriate steps to research title and mitigate title risks through the purchase of title insurance can be critical in laying the groundwork for future project development and financing.   /continue reading

Please join us on October 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the Smith College Conference Center in Northampton, MA for the Slow Money Pioneer Valley Entrepreneur Showcase which aims to spotlight local farm and food businesses.¬†Klavens Law Group is excited to sponsor this event for the second straight year. KLG's Sarah Matthews¬†is a member of Slow Money Pioneer Valley and on the planning committee for this exciting event.   /continue reading