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Ballard Spahr LLP
919 THIRD AVENUE, 37TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022-3915
United States

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

Led by Patrick Gillard out of Philadelphia and aided by numerous lawyers spread throughout the firm’s national network of offices, Ballard Spahr LLP‘s energy team has significant involvement for developers, sponsors, tax equity investors and lenders across a myriad renewables-related project acquisitions, construction agreements, and project development and financing arrangements. Abreast of federal and state level regulations impacting on work in the space, the team continues to be very active handling M&A and financing mandates in relation to distributed generation and utility-scale solar and wind projects. The firm is also well-versed in structuring deals utilizing more bespoke and innovative mandates, including in relation to the acquisition and tax equity and debt financing of multiple community solar projects, a rapidly growing market niche.

United States > Finance > Project finance

Ballard Spahr LLP has a good track record advising sponsors and lenders on renewable power projects and related transactions. The lawyers have good expertise of developments, acquisitions, and refinancings. Recently the team has seen a lot of activity in the community solar and distributed generation space, and has advised investors in several multi-million dollar deals typically with a strong tax equity component. Patrick Gillard leads the team from Philadelphia, and partners such as Dirk Michels in Los Angeles, Raymond Faricy in Minneapolis, and Bruce Johnson in Las Vegas bring added depth to the firm’s strong national practice.