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

No Three-Year Bar on Copyright Damages (For Now): SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

In a 6-3 majority decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. , the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any...

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Event

21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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News

Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in the Law360 Real Estate Authority article "Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions." In the article, Gary noted that there is usually...

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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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A New Overtime Threshold Takes Effect in Mere Weeks: HR Should Assess Its Impact Now

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule increasing the minimum pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for various exempt “white-collar” employee categories beginning on...

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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

Housing Action Coalition and Farella Braun + Martel File Lawsuit Challenging the City of San Mateo’s Housing Element

Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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Publication

REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 1

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I'm happy to refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 21, the first of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using the...

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Event

Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth

Farella’s Linda Gilleran and Chris Rendall-Jackson and Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Uday Varadarajan are presenting the session “Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth” at the ACG...

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News

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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