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Brian Nese

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Brian Nese is office managing partner for Stoel Rives’ three California offices and practices in the Energy Development group and the Renewable and Thermal Energy Initiatives. He is a former co-leader of the firm’s energy team. Brian focuses his practice on representing renewable energy project developers, owners and operators in drafting and negotiating various project documents, including engineering, procurement and construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, balance of plant agreements, supply agreements, and real property agreements. Brian also assists project developers with mergers and acquisitions, financings, and related due diligence.


Prior to joining Stoel Rives LLP, Brian was an associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he represented clients in a variety of matters including dispute resolution, litigation, and regulatory and enforcement proceedings.

Professional Memberships

- CleanTECH San Diego

- Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy, San Diego Chapter

- California Wind Energy Association

- Energy Bar Association

- San Diego County Bar Association