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

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Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations - Part 1

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode is the first of two parts that discuss the definition of supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All...

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Nonprofit Basics: Supporting Organizations Part 2 - Orientation for Understanding Type III Supporting Organizations

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource .  Episode 24 is the second of two parts that discuss supporting organizations as a special type of public charity. All supporting organizations must...

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3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It

Brian Donnelly spoke to Law.com Pro Mid-Market for the article "3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It." Read the full article here (subscription required).

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California Extends Presumption of COVID-19 as Workers’ Compensation Injury and Modifies Notice Requirements for Potential Exposure

In addition to AB 152 extending COVID-19 leave through December 31, 2022 , Governor Gavin Newsom has also signed into law two other COVID-related bills—AB 1751 and AB 2693—affecting employers’ policies regarding employees who...

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Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment

Sarah Bell is speaking at the ethics plenary session "Legal Ethics in a Hybrid Work Environment" at the ABA's 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: Post-COVID, we now...

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Regulatory and Litigation Risks From California’s New Recycling Laws

California is a leader on plastics reduction, passing legislation regulating recyclability and sustainability claims, promoting the use of recycled materials, and preventing plastics pollution. In particular, two new laws require manufacturers to carefully evaluate...

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Farella Receives American Antitrust Institute 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it has received a 2022 Antitrust Enforcement Award for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” from the American Antitrust...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

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Kelly Matayoshi Receives 2022 Barristers Diversity Award

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