Since founding his own legal practice, Mr. Coughlin has leveraged his business law experience to navigate through the growing body of law that is controlling and stimulating the growth of renewable energy, specifically solar power. Mr. Coughlin can assist with every aspect related to installation, sale and operation of a solar energy panel business.

As the world looks to new green sources of alternative energy, Mr. Coughlin is a one-stop resource for all legal issues and needs related to the field of solar power. He can counsel you about the benefits and risks of starting a solar power business, becoming a contractor who installs panels, or as a consumer looking to supplement your power needs with solar energy units.

Full-Service Solar Power Legal Services

John Coughlin has experience in the various legal issues and services to solar energy installation, use and business operation:

  • Contract Review and Negotiation – Homeowners and business owners are often presented with long contracts governing payment terms, installation costs, rights of access to the premises and default/penalty provisions. It is important to understand the meaning of these provisions before entering into an obligation costing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, which involves something as critical as your home or business primary utility service. Mr. Coughlin has drafted these contracts for installers/sellers an negotiated changes on behalf of consumer and business clients on the “other side” of the transaction. Many such engagements take only a few hours and can be turned around in a matter of days.
  • Litigating business disputes, breach of contract claims – Unfortunately, even perfect contracts involve bad actors or unforeseen events. Typical disputes involve warranty claims, faulty construction, even failure to complete installation and interconnection. Having litigated hundreds of contract cases in state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Coughlin has the experience and resources to bring your matter to a successful resolution or verdict.