PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its continued strategic growth plan, DarrowEverett LLP has acquired Massachusetts-based Rampart Law Group LLC — a move that further strengthens DarrowEverett’s commitment to serving businesses in the renewable energy industry and adds further value to the firm’s offerings in private wealth services and tax matters.
“We understand the importance of helping to build a clean energy future, and the renewable energy provisions included in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act have given this industry another major boost,” said DarrowEverett Chairman Zachary G. Darrow. “We’re ready to help our clients make the most of these tax credits, and this acquisition is our way of accelerating the growth of clean energy use.”
Rampart’s work spanned multiple aspects of renewable energy deals, from permitting, development, corporate and transactional work, to government relations, state and local taxation (SALT), regulatory law, real estate transactions, and environmental advice.
Rampart routinely handled tax equity investment financing of projects at or before permission to operate and has vast experience in dealing with public and private offtaker matters. This acquisition follows a former RLG partner's elevation to Commissioner of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
Additionally, DarrowEverett’s acquisition enhances what it can do for clients in private wealth services and tax matters. Rampart routinely dealt with matters involving personal wealth planning and asset protection trusts, and on the tax side, the firm handled tax efficient business succession planning and estate planning.
“Joining forces with DarrowEverett will be a big win for Rampart’s clients, and I can’t wait to get started,” Rampart shareholder Keith E. Phillis said. “We share the same vision for delivering best-in-class legal and business advice to our clients with expedience and excellence.”
DarrowEverett has offices in seven states — New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida — after expanding into Charleston, S.C., in 2021 and into Nashville, Tenn., last year. The firm continues to evaluate growth opportunities as it has nearly doubled in size since 2020.
About DarrowEverett LLP
DarrowEverett LLP is a full-service business law firm with offices in Boston, Providence, R.I., New York, Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., Charleston, S.C., and Miami. The firm, with a team of over 70, offers a diversity of services, including banking & finance, business litigation & dispute resolution, commercial real estate, corporate & business acquisitions, energy & natural resources, data privacy & cybersecurity, environmental, government investigations, healthcare & life sciences, intellectual property & technology, labor & employment, private equity, capital markets & securities, private wealth services, regulatory & compliance, restructuring, and tax. In addition, DarrowEverett serves a wide range of domestic & international publicly traded and privately held companies, and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit www.darroweverett.com.