Overview

Joe Karp is a partner in the Real Estate and Land Use 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).

Honors

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law, 2006-2022

The Best Lawyers in America® for Utilities Law, 2022

Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyers list, 2021

Chambers USA state regulatory & litigation, 2012-2021 and nationally in projects, 2012-2017

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

Insights

Media Mentions

Memberships

Memberships

American Bar Association’s Energy and Natural Resource Section

Education

J.D., Harvard University, 1989, cum laude

B.A., Binghamton University, 1986

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