Courtney Feeley Karp serves as senior counsel of Klavens Law Group, P.C. She brings an insider’s knowledge of Massachusetts clean energy programs from her years serving as counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in the Renewable Energy and Green Communities Division, as well as for the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee. Courtney’s experience working on energy issues from within Massachusetts state government allows her to provide insight and counsel to maximize favorable outcomes for energy projects.
Prior to joining Klavens Law Group, Courtney served as both counsel and Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Prince Lobel Tye LLP where she assisted clients in understanding and leveraging federal and state renewable energy incentives, drafted and negotiated a broad range of energy transaction documents, and advised clients on asset management strategies, including ongoing relationships with offtakers and utilities.
From 2008 to 2012, Courtney served as Renewable Energy Policy Counsel for DOER where she directed all legislative and policy initiatives at the state and federal level and oversaw numerous projects related to a range of agency initiatives, including solar development, biofuels, combined heat and power, and transportation. While at DOER, Courtney helped create and launch the Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) program as well as the greenhouse gas emission requirements for biomass participation in the Commonwealth's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) program. Courtney also represented DOER before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities on a range of matters, including net metering and interconnection.
Courtney previously served as Associate Counsel for the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee where she was the lead attorney in drafting the Green Communities Act of 2008.
Courtney is a graduate of Union College (BA 1999) and Northeastern University School of Law (JD 2002) and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.