Biography

Michael Ginsburg represents energy project developers in a wide range of transactions, including development, acquisition, disposition and project financing of both traditional and renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, and other technologies. Michael has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements in the industry, including power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, project management agreements, and other project contracts.

Any transaction involving an asset as large, complex and multifaceted as an energy production facility inevitably requires extensive documentation and preparation of detailed contracts of all kinds. Michael has over fifteen years of experience in drafting and negotiating the agreements these documents memorialize on behalf of project developers, PPA providers, and EPC contractors.

Michael also has expertise in the preparation of loan documentation related to energy project finance, and the extensive due diligence on project documents associated with project financed energy projects. Whether the underlying transaction is project development, project financing, or a project purchase or sale, Michael will negotiate and prepare the full array of required documents, including project contract consents to collateral assignment and estoppels, in addition to providing legal opinions as appropriate.

In addition to his expertise with respect to energy-related projects, Michael also represents lenders in connection with financing for wineries and bridge loans to private equity funds. This work includes preparation of loan documents for lenders providing financing, including working capital loans, and acquisition financing.  Among other documents, Michael drafts loan agreements, security documents, guaranties and related loan documentation.

Distinctions

  • Legal 500 US in 2013 and 2014 in the area of Project Finance

Firm Highlights

Publication

CBD in Foods and Beverages? Not Quite Yet

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Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes

GlobeSt.com March 6, 2019 "Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes" Insurance Recovery Senior Associate Shanti Eagle discusses how positions taken by insureds in prior litigation can impact or foreclose coverage in subsequent disputes...

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Ninth Circuit Asks the California Supreme Court to Interpret the Scope of Personal Injury Coverage

On January 15, 2019, the Ninth Circuit certified the following question to the California Supreme Court: Does a commercial liability policy that covers “personal injury,” defined as “injury… arising out of… [o]ral or written...

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The Uncertain Future of California’s Vehicle Emission Standards

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Farella Braun + Martel Wins Benchmark Litigation 2019 San Francisco Firm of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel announces it has been named “San Francisco Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation . Farella Partner Douglas Young accepted the award on behalf of...

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Erica Villanueva Named to 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Erica Villanueva has been named a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows....

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Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities

Sandra Edwards, Speaker, Advancing the Careers of Women in the Environmental Practice: Obstacles & Opportunities Join ELI-WELL for an inclusive conversation with women leaders in the environmental practice, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities women...

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Emerging Contaminants: Coming to an NRD Site Near You!

What Are Emerging Contaminants? Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment for which the health risks—both human and ecological—remain unknown. They are also sometimes called contaminants of emerging concern, since the chemicals, or products...

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Identifying and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Trial

How do you identify the key experts you need for trial? Once you have them, what are the best practices for preparing them for trial? How do these practices vary depending on your venue, and...

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CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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