Bruce Johnson > Ballard Spahr LLP > Las Vegas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
LAS VEGAS, NV 89135-2958
United States

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Bruce F. Johnson focuses his practice on real estate and commercial finance and investment transactions, and on the development and financing of energy generation and transmission projects.

Bruce frequently represents developers, investors, and lenders in development, financing and M&A transactions involving energy generation and transmission projects, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and other types of renewable energy facilities. He often employs his real estate experience to advise energy project participants in connection with site control issues, including ground leasing and property acquisition transactions, transmission and access easements, co-tenancy arrangements, title insurance issues and related aspects of site control in financing transactions.

Bruce is fluent in Spanish, which enables him to represent clients in cross-border transactions in Latin America. He counsels clients on project development and private equity investments in several countries, including Mexico, Panama, Argentina, and Colombia.

Admissions: Nevada


Fluent in Spanish


American Bar Association

State Bar of Nevada

Clark County Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 2006-2007
Semifinalist, First-Year Moot Court Competition

Westminster College (B.S., summa cum laude, 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Ballard Spahr LLP has broad capabilities across the full range of renewable energy mandates, assisting lenders and project sponsors with a combination of project finance, development, construction arrangements and transactional matters. The team is also well positioned to act for investors in the acquisition and sale of renewable projects encompassing a wide range of technologies, including solar, offshore and onshore wind, biogas, biodiesel, geothermal electric generation and hydroelectric facilities. The department is jointly led by two practitioners based in Philadelphia: Steve Park and Patrick Gillard, the latter of whom has a sophisticated utility finance practice which also covers complex capitalization structures and M&A transactions. Raymond Faricy in Minneapolis has notable strength in wind and solar power projects, where he advises developers and owners at all stages of project development, land rights, power purchase agreements and financing issues. Based in Las Vegas, Bruce Johnson is recommended for the development and financing of energy generation and transmission facilities.