Joe Karp is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.
Areas of Practice
Joe focuses his practice on regulatory, transactional and project development matters, primarily in the Energy sector. He handles natural gas and electricity issues in the United States, represents municipal entities in wholesale electricity purchase transactions, and represents electricity generators in connection with electricity sales, fuel supply, interconnection, transmission and other areas. Karp represents developers and power purchasers in matters involving wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas, geothermal and other technologies. He regularly represents the California Wind Energy Association, natural gas fired generators and investor-owned water utilities in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2023
The Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law, 2006-2023
The Best Lawyers in America® for Utilities Law, 2022-2023
Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyers list, 2021
Chambers USA State Regulatory & Litigation - California, 2012-2022, and nationally in Projects, 2012-2017, 2022
The Legal 500 U.S. recognized for regulatory work in energy transactions: conventional power; energy litigation: conventional power; energy: renewable/alternative, 2016-2018, 2021; and energy: regulatory, 2016, 2021
Chambers Global leading individual in renewables and alternative energy projects, 2010-2012
Profiled in the Daily Journal’s first ever list of the top 25 clean tech lawyers, 2011
In providing outstanding service to the electric and gas industry, Public Utilities Fortnightly named Joe one of “Fortnightly’s Top Utility Lawyers of 2011”
San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top Attorneys of 2011”
Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” in California, 2007
- Law360, 04.19.2022
American Bar Association’s Energy and Natural Resource Section