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

News

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2020 Partner Elevations

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., January 21, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Evan Abrams, Lauren Galbraith, and Alex Reese to the partnership...

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