Experience

  • Biofuels
  • Claims Litigation
  • EPC Contracts
  • Tax Credits
  • Wind

First Solar v. Hotline

Represent First Solar in arbitration and litigation related to Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts on utility scale solar projects.

PV Hardware: McCarthy

Represent PV Hardware in pre-litigation dispute and mediation process concerning damage to solar power plant following wind storm.

NaturEner USA

Represent NaturEner USA, a US subsidiary of a Spanish company, concerning two utility size wind farms it has developed in Montana, each having approximately 70 wind turbine generators (“WTGs”).  A significant number of the WTGs appear to have gears that are suffering fatigue failure.

Tetra Tech Desalination Plant Project

Represented Tetra Tech in connection with the negotiation of an EPC contract for the design and construction of a desalination plant in Huntington Beach, California. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets worldwide.

SOLON Corporation

Represented manufacturer/developer in connection with EPC, O&M and stock purchase agreements related to 10 megawatt tracking solar energy facility in Mohave County, AZ.

San Francisco Bay Bridge's Temporary Bypass Structure

We represented the designer, an engineering and consulting firm, of the San Francisco Bay Bridge Temporary Bypass Structure in disputes with Caltrans and the design-build contractor valued at more than $20 million.

Exploratorium Museum San Francisco

Assisted in monetizing the renewable energy tax credits associated with an approx. $7 million 1.5 MW PV rooftop solar installation at its newly renovated science museum facility located on the San Francisco waterfront and represented the client in connection with agreements for the purchase and operation and maintenance of the system.

California Almond Growers Exchange

Represented an EPC contractor in connection with a dispute over the performance of a bio-mass fired cogeneration power plant located in the Sacramento area and operated by the California Almond Growers Exchange.

Catholic Healthcare West Co-Generation Projects

Represented EPC contractor in disputes with project owner concerning performance and delay claims involving several co-generation facilities.

Gas-to-Energy Co-Generation Facility at San Bernardino Wastewater Treatment Plant

Represented an EPC contractor in disputes with the project owner over performance and delay claims stemming from biogas quantity and quality issues.

Imperial Valley Waste to Energy Plant

Represented the EPC contractor in a dispute concerning the performance of the fuel handling and combustion systems of this Waste to Energy Plant in the Imperial Valley of California.

PV Solar Agreements - Arizona

We have represented a variety of owners and developers in connection with the negotiation and documentation of agreements related to the engineering, procurement, construction, and purchase and sale of photovoltaic electricity generation facilities, including a 20 MW tracking ground-mounted system in Arizona.

Solar Energy EPC Contacts

Negotiated all aspects of several EPC contracts for utility scale solar projects; preparation of joint development agreements, joint operating agreements, and due diligence reports for sites throughout the Western United States; and drafting contracts touching on virtually all aspect of operating a major international solar energy company.

Spotlight 29 Casino

Represent an EPC contractor in an $11 million dispute involving the termination of a cogeneration and chiller plant project at an existing Native American casino in Southern California.

Utility Scale Solar EPC Contracting

Represented International Integrated Alternative Energy Company in negotiating all aspects of several EPC contracts for utility scale solar projects; preparation of joint development agreements, joint operating agreements, and due diligence reports for sites throughout the Western United States; and drafting contracts touching on virtually all aspects of operating a major international solar energy company.

Firm Highlights

Publication

REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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News

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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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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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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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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San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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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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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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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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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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