Biography

David E. Stoll is Chair of Farella's Energy + Infrastructure industry group. His practice is focused on shepherding clients through the process of developing energy projects, from initial site control through commercial operation. Over the past decade, David has acted as the go to outside counsel for some of the largest renewable energy developers in the world and has worked on projects totaling over 3500 MWs.

Typically, David works closely with the firm's environmental, real estate, land use, tax, and construction groups to implement his energy client's project development needs. He has extensive experience with joint development agreements, joint ventures, development service agreements, and other arrangements for development of energy projects.

In addition to providing guidance through the development process, David also represents energy clients on both the buy and sell side of energy projects at every stage of development and construction.

David also represents clients with general corporate and merger and acquisition matters, as well as trademark matters, particularly for wine industry clients. He also brings a diverse professional background to his work, with extensive experience in both intellectual property issues and e-commerce. David understands how in-house counsel operate having served as interim general counsel for several clients over the years. He continues to act as outside general counsel for many clients who lack internal legal support. David is a trusted advisor whose clients rely on him for his business judgment as much as his legal expertise.

Distinctions

  • Daily Journal, “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” (CLAY) award for M&A deal (2019)
  • Daily Journal, "Top 25 Clean Technology Attorneys" in California (2011)

Firm Highlights

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California Appeals Court Empowers Privacy Agency to Immediately Enforce CCPA Regulations

In  California Privacy Protection Agency et al. v. The Superior Court of Sacramento County  (case number C099130), the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal returned authority to the California Privacy Protection...

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Nonprofit Basics: Scholarship Grant Program IRS Approval Requirements

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Today’s episode focuses on IRC Section 4945(g), which provides an exception for grants to individuals so that the penalty taxes for such grants...

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Hsu Untied Interview With Dan Callaway

Dan Callaway, a partner specializing in intellectual property litigation, was a guest on Hsu Untied , an award-winning podcast hosted and produced by Richard Hsu featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, and more.  During...

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Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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Brookfield Forecloses on 2,150-Unit Veritas Portfolio With Uncontested $464M Bid

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in The Real Deal  article, "Brookfield forecloses on 2,150-unit Veritas portfolio with uncontested $464M bid." Read the full article  here  (subscription may be...

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Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of...

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Lawdragon Names 7 Farella Lawyers Among “Leaders in Environmental Law”

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that seven lawyers were selected to The Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law . Farella lawyers selected for inclusion: Sarah...

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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Rhode Island and New Hampshire

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This is the eighth in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations. With the help...

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Charitable Planning With Guest Stephanie Hood: Navigating Complex Rules and Traps for the Unwary

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This week, I am delighted to have Stephanie Hood return as my guest. Stephanie is my colleague at Farella Braun + Martel and...

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