Biography

David 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 well over 5,000 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 the development of energy projects.

In addition to providing guidance through the development process, David also represents renewable energy clients in the formation and financing of development companies and on both the buy and sell side of renewable 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 protection and licensing issues and e-commerce.

David understands how in-house counsel operate, having served as interim in-house and 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 efficiency, practical approach, and 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

Publication

Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Oklahoma and Texas

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This is the 12th in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations. In previous episodes, we...

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Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law

Holly Sutton, chair of Farella's Employment Law Group, provided expert commentary to Law360 for the article "Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law." Read the article here (subscription required).

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Farella Advises TILT Holdings Inc. on $10.5M Loan Transaction

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised TILT Holdings Inc. , a global provider of cannabis business solutions, and its Pennsylvania subsidiary, grower and processor Standard Farms, on a $10.5 million loan transaction...

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Advice for Nonprofit Investment Committees From an Investment Advisor

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In episode 82, we revisit the duties of directors in managing investment assets. Joining Cynthia Rowland today is Jennifer Nelson, Senior Wealth Manager...

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How to Navigate California Wage Statement Penalties After Naranjo v. Spectrum

On May 6, 2024, the California Supreme Court, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. , clarified that an employer is not liable for statutory penalties for inaccurate wage statements when it had a...

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7 Ways Companies and Content Creators Can Navigate Copyright Law for a Successful Partnership

In recent years, the advent of the social media “influencer” has revolutionized advertising. Companies often partner with influencers to market their products, hoping to tap into the influencer’s devoted audience. Likewise, influencers create certain content...

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Nonprofit Book Review: ABA Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In today’s episode, Cynthia Rowland’s guest is Bill Boyd, one of the editors, along with Lisa Runquist, of the newly published fourth edition of...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2024 Bay Area Best Places to Work

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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 16 lawyers and six practice areas in the legal directory’s 2024 edition. Individual California and Western U.S. Rankings: Sarah Bell &ndash...

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City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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