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Chairman: R. Thomas Amis
Managing Partner: Rusty A. Brewer
Number of partners: 6 Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: English, Spanish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Amis, Patel & Brewer, LLP (APB) is a boutique law firm providing legal services to the clean energy and sustainability sectors. The firm was founded by leading project development and finance practitioners with the goal of providing an improved service offering to a sector undergoing profound transformation. The members of APB share the belief that clean energy and sustainability infrastructure is different from traditional energy infrastructure: different from a legislative, regulatory and policy standpoint; different from a technical standpoint; and different from a revenue generation standpoint. APB’s lawyers have worked exclusively in the clean energy and sustainability sector for over fifteen years. This focus results in a knowledge base and breadth of sector relationships that few competitors can match. APB offers a radically different value proposition to our clients. Large renewable energy and sustainability projects have heretofore been predominantly serviced by law firms with high-cost global footprints and hundreds or thousands of lawyers. The firm was founded in the belief, based on decades of real-world experience, that the conventional law firm business model inevitably breeds inefficiencies, often resulting in higher costs for sub-optimal service. APB resolved to do better. The closing of transactions with an aggregate value of over $7 billion since its formation in March of 2017 indicates that the firm is on to something.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Project Development & Finance focused on Clean Energy & Sustainability:

6 partners; 11 fee earners based in Washington, D.C.
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the take private acquisition and financing of the $1.7 billion 8Point3 Energy utility and distributed generation solar portfolio; named 2018 Financial Deal of the Year by S&P Global Platts and 2018 IJGlobal North American Solar Deal of the Year
• Representation of EDF-RE in its joint venture transaction with Shell New Energies and subsequent purchase of development rights for a proposed 1600 MW New Jersey offshore wind project, including subsequent permitting work
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the diligence, acquisition and ongoing development of a 230 MW combined solar and 90 MW/360 MWh battery storage project located in Boulder City, Nevada; named 2019 Financial Investment Deal of the Year by S&P Global Platts
• Representation of Equilibrium Capital in the $115 million acquisition of 140 acres of operating controlled environment agricultural facilities in California and Utah. • Representation of Capital Dynamics in the acquisition, debt and tax equity financing of the 252 MW Mt. Signal 3 Project
• Representation of Vineyard Wind in negotiation of offshore PPAs totalling 800 MWs with multiple offtake partners in Massachusetts
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the acquisition and subsequent development of a 3,000 MW portfolio of greenfield solar development projects within MISO
• Representation of 174 Power Global in acquisition, joint venture structuring and BLM lease negotiation of 300 MW phased PV solar project in Eldorado Valley in Nevada, including PPA negotiations with NV Energy
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the diligence, acquisition and subsequent development of a 1,950 MW/7,800 MWh portfolio of standalone, front-of-meter battery energy storage systems located in California
• Representation of Equilibrium Capital in the acquisition and construction of a $110 million advanced greenhouse facility in Morehead, Kentucky
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the acquisition and subsequent development of the Eland 400 MW combined solar and 300 MW/1,200 MWh battery energy storage project near California City, California
• Representation of Southeast Renewable Energy in the development and construction of two 20 MW wood fired power projects and related PPA negotiations with Santee Cooper
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the diligence, acquisition and subsequent development of a 125 MW combined solar and 50 MW/200 MWh battery energy storage facility located in Clark County, Nevada
• Representation of Spark Fund, a leading provider of energy efficiency “as a service”, in structuring both customer facing and partner facing service offerings
• Representation of Capital Dynamics in the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 35 distributed generation projects
• Representation of developers in securing PPAs with MUSH market and corporate offtakers, including Google, Amazon, Apple, Walmart, Facebook, Verizon, Switch, Home Depot, the Indiana Municipal Power Authority, Valley Electric Association, the City of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

Key Clients:
Capital Dynamics, EDF, 174 Power Global, Vineyard Wind, Pattern Energy, Community Energy, Recurrent Energy, MAP Renewable Energy, Vineyard Wind, Equilibrium Capital, Boralex

Contact Names:
US Projects:

Rusty Brewer
Tel: 202-601-8502
Email: [email protected]

Nik Patel
Tel: 202-601-8503
Email: [email protected]

Latin America Projects:
Mauricio Posadas
Tel: 202-601-8504
Email: [email protected]

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Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
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Nikesh R Patel
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R Thomas Amis
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Rusty Brewer
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