Sean S. Litz
Sean Litz, an associate, joined the firm in January 2012. He concentrates his practice in the areas of cleantech, energy and transactional law. Among other things, Sean focuses on financing transactions, energy project agreements, mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to business formation, governance and operations, and other general corporate and transactional matters.
Sean also dedicates his practice to commercial and intellectual property litigation. His practice is focused on complex litigation involving business torts, real estate, transportation and intellectual property. Sean is also experienced in defending product liability, environmental tort, and construction litigation matters.
Sean previously was an energy associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Booz Allen Hamilton. During his tenure there, he supported the United States Army in developing cutting-edge solutions to policy and legal challenges facing the Army’s ambitious plans to develop large-scale alternative energy projects on installations across the United States. In particular, he advised on the structuring of third-party financing vehicles, provided guidance on environmental issues arising in permitting and compliance activities, drafted inter-governmental agreements, and developed a REC purchasing strategy to ensure compliance with federal energy mandates and optimize the Army’s return on investment.
Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Sean worked as a policy and legal advisor to a start-up wind and solar developer based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. While there, he gained a broad level of experience reviewing PPAs, advising on permitting and siting concerns, and analyzing State-level laws and policies impacting solar energy development in the Northeast. He also gained a deep understanding of utility green power programs and utility-sponsored energy conservation/efficiency programs.
Sean earned an LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law from the George Washington University Law School. His studies focused on environmental due diligence, legal issues impacting renewable energy development, and the financing of international carbon-offset projects. He began his legal career at a highly regarded Philadelphia law firm where he gained experience in commercial litigation, environmental torts, and insurance matters. Sean’s background, combining both policy and legal experience, positions him well to serve the firm’s emerging growth and middle market sector clients, particularly those involved in cleantech and alternative energy.
Sean is an active member of Sustainable Cherry Hill.
"Philadelphia's Energy/Water Benchmarking Bill: A Challenge and Opportunity for Building Owners"; Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal; October 26, 2012 (co-author).
"Pennsylvania Solar Energy: Looking North for Inspiration"; The Legal Intelligencer, Energy Supplement; July 2012 (co-author).
LL.M., George Washington University Law School, 2010
J.D., Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2006, Associate Editor, Temple International and Comparative Law Journal
B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Rutgers University, Rutgers College, 2003
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania