Morrison & Foerster represents a broad range of investors and emerging and established companies developing new technologies and approaches to water delivery. We have substantial expertise helping emerging and privately-owned water companies succeed at every stage of development, from initial formation to raising capital and achieving a successful exit through a sale, public offering, or merger. We offer our clients industry experts in bringing water technology to market. Our intellectual property group is established as one of the world’s best at protecting clients' water-related patents. Our Cleantech group offers clients the industry's leading experts in bringing water technology to market through sales agreements with water companies, direct end-users, and wholesalers.
We also have leading experts on natural resource and emissions management who team with our regulatory experts and litigators to represent clients on matters involving climate change and water resources, managing wastewater to alleviate the need to build large sewage treatments plants or pay fines, and reducing water requirements per unit of product. Our natural resource specialists represent clients on water rights and water supply assessments, and contest cases involving groundwater basin adjudications and water quality compliance in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our Cleantech practitioners have extensive compliance, permitting, and litigation experience involving the Clean Water Act, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the California Coastal Act, California’s AB 32, and other environmental statutes that provide for public water management and conservation.