Energy Construction

David combines his expertise in construction and energy law to advise owners, developers, and utilities in the development of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects. For example, David has drafted renewable energy power-purchase agreements, associated interconnection agreements, construction contracts, lease agreements, and related agreements.

He has advised renewable energy developers regarding the availability of governmental incentives, including ARRA Section 1603, the Investment Tax Credit, the Production Tax Credit, and incentives from the U.S.D.A.’s Rural Development Division (formerly RUS).

As a Special Assistant Attorney General, David was called by a large public owner to draft energy savings performance contracts, investment grade energy audit agreements, and related documents for use by multiple public agencies.  His energy, construction, and tax expertise has been a vital asset in guiding clients through the complex regulatory terrain  of energy construction.

David also advises farmers and landowners who lease their property to solar developers.  Because he has been involved in solar projects on behalf of different participants, he knows the particular areas of concern for landowners.  And he negotiates solar leases to protect landowners’ interests.


Speaking Engagements

  • Solar Energy Development,” National Business Institute, April 25, 2013.
  • Renewable Energy Projects: Key Development Issues,” National Business Institute, December 12, 2012.
  • Minimizing Disputes in Contracts for Energy Project Development,” Electric Utility Consultants, Inc., December 6, 2012.
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Renewable Power Plant Construction,” World Energy Engineering Congress (held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta), November 1, 2012.
  • “Energy Efficiency Projects,” GlobalCon 2012, Association of Energy Engineers, March 8, 2012.
  • “The Basics of Developing Energy Projects: From Financing to Power Sales,” The 34th World Energy Engineering Congress, Chicago, IL, October 12-14, 2011.