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USA Guide 2022
USA - Nationwide Projects
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Band 3

7 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin represents clients involved in all aspects of renewable energy generation projects across the United States.  We provide renewable energy clients with a comprehensive range of legal services designed to meet all of their needs. We advise company founders, project developers, financing providers, utilities and infrastructure investors regarding transactional and enterprise-level structuring, financing, taxation, employment, disputes, revenue contracts, permitting and land use, real estate rights, construction and supply agreements and technology protection. We are focused on, and have the experience to assist our clients in, all aspects of the renewable energy sector - turning business plans into real ventures and projects. Our services to developer and investor clients are comprehensive and include environmental, permitting, community relations, land rights, equipment procurement, finance, power purchase arrangements, and project acquisitions and divestitures. We also assist clients in structuring transactions to best utilize the Federal Production Tax Credit and the Investment Tax Credit. 

Chambers Review

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Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy - USA - Nationwide
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a rapidly expanding practice with notable capabilities to advise on sophisticated project development and financing matters, including tax equity structuring, in the renewables space. Equally capable of acting for investors, developers and owners on both utility-scale and distributed solar and wind projects.

Work Highlights

Provided by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP represented Brookfield in connection with the construction financing, tax equity commitment and safe-harbor joint venture of a portfolio of three repowered wind projects in Oregon totaling 845 MW.

Notable Practitioners

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Katherine Gillespie
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Katherine Gillespie
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Band 2

Katherine Gillespie has substantial experience in the development and financing of single projects and portfolios. She has a particular focus on wind-powered generation facilities.
"She is very knowledgeable and up to date on industry trends." "She is very practical and good at finding solutions."

Amit Kalra
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Amit Kalra
3
Band 3

Amit Kalra is recognized for his expertise in tax-based financing structures for renewable energy projects.
"Amit understands both the academic and the practical." "He is very detail-orientated and thorough."

Andrew Ratts
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Andrew Ratts
3
Band 3

Andrew Ratts draws on deep tax equity expertise to expertly assist clients in the financing of renewable energy projects.
"He always suggests creative solutions."

Paul Kaufman
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Paul Kaufman
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Band 4

Paul Kaufman represents clients participating in the development of solar, wind and battery storage projects.

Laurette N. Petersen
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Laurette N. Petersen
4
Band 4

Laurette Petersen works with project sponsors on a range of issues in the development and financing of renewable energy assets.
"She is highly commercial." "She is a very strong practitioner."

Joseph Karp
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Joseph Karp
4
Band 4

Joseph Karp regularly handles complex PPAs for his renewable energy sector clients with experience covering solar, wind and battery storage assets. 
"He is very smart and detail-oriented."

Katarzyna Levecke
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Katarzyna Levecke
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Up and Coming

Katarzyna Levecke focuses her practice advising clients on project financings in the renewable energy space.

Ranked Lawyers at
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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USA - Nationwide

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Katherine Gillespie
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Katherine Gillespie
2
Band 2
Amit Kalra
3
Amit Kalra
3
Band 3
Andrew Ratts
3
Andrew Ratts
3
Band 3
Joseph Karp
4
Joseph Karp
4
Band 4
Laurette N. Petersen
4
Laurette N. Petersen
4
Band 4
Paul Kaufman
4
Paul Kaufman
4
Band 4
Katarzyna Levecke
U
Katarzyna Levecke
U
Up and Coming

Members

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Amit Kalra

Andrew Ratts

Benjamin Huffman

Katarzyna Levecke

Katherine Gillespie

Head of Department

Laurette Petersen

Matt Bonovich

Tony Toranto

Head of Department

Clients

Provided by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

174 Power Global

Allete Clean Energy

Alterra Power U.S.A.

Alterra Solar

CIT

Capital Power Corporation

Clearway (formerly NRG)

ConnectGen

E.ON Climate and Renewables North America

EDF Renewable Energy

ENGIE (including SoCore)

Excelsior Energy Capital

GoldWind

Greenbacker Renewable Energy

Innogy Renewables US LLC

Invenergy

Lincoln Clean Energy

Longroad Energy

NextEra Energy Resources

Open Road Renewables

TerraForm Power

USBank

Wells Fargo Bank

X-Elio

sPower

Industries

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Banks

Energy

Financial Services

Utilities