Ms Alexandra Farmer > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


As partner in Kirkland’s Environmental Transactions group and leader of its ESG & Impact practice, Alex counsels clients seeking to navigate complex and evolving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investor demands, regulatory considerations, and changing market dynamics. For example, Alex serves as lead environmental and ESG counsel to numerous private equity, banking and corporate clients engaging in transactions or projects focused on energy and infrastructure, including those developing and deploying emerging technologies, such as battery storage, solar energy generation, carbon capture and sequestration, energy efficiency services, and other ‘green technologies.’ These transactions require creative due diligence and risk mitigation solutions to manage evolving regulatory risks, such as fire safety in the context of battery storage, or permitting and community relations issues in the context of carbon capture. In addition to transactions, she counsels clients in the context of fundraising for climate mitigation or adaptation-focused funds, as well as those navigating ESG considerations in connection with initial public offerings or taking companies public through SPACs. Drawing on her experience negotiating hundreds of transactions, she delivers commercial and practical advice, tailored to the specific needs and strategic objectives of the client.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

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Alexandra FarmerKirkland & Ellis LLP

Offering coast-to-coast coverage, Kirkland & Ellis LLP houses one of the biggest environmental transactional practice groups, which handles the environmental aspects of hundreds of successful business transactions year on year. The team is often called upon to provide pre-deal counselling, and assists clients with the allocation and mitigation of environmental risks, indemnity and regulatory issues, crisis management, and environmental disclosures in the context of securities filings. It stands out for its strong track record in high-value and high-profile transactions taking place in the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, and is a popular destination for private equity sponsors. Its recent workload includes multi-billion dollar M&A, SPAC and financing deals in an array of environmentally sensitive industries. Based between San Francisco and Houston, Paul Tanaka is the main point of contact in the practice and counsel of choice for several private equity firms and public companies engaged in deals in the renewable energy, oil and gas and infrastructure space. Alexandra Farmer in Washington DC heads up the ESG and impact department, focusing on sustainability and climate- related regulatory requirements. Also in DC, Sara Michaelchuck Webber is noted for M&A and real estate investments, while Stefanie Gitler, who splits her time between DC and Houston, plays a key role in the handling of environmental liabilities in bankruptcy matters. In the Dallas office, Jonathan Kidwell specialises in commercial transactions and bankruptcy matters pertaining to the energy, infrastructure, chemical and mining sectors.