Insights
Firm News

Farella Braun + Martel Attracts Renewable Energy Veteran Dirk Mueller to Thriving Practice

December 16, 2013 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2013: Farella Braun + Martel LLP adds 20-year energy and real estate finance attorney Dirk R. Mueller as a partner in its Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies Practice Group and Real Estate & Land Use Department.

 

“Farella’s Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies Group has established itself as a leading energy industry practice in the marketplace,” said Farella Chairman Steve Lowenthal. “Dirk strategically deepens our project development and transactional offerings.”

 

“We have worked in collaboration with and across the table from Dirk for many years, and we are thrilled to have lured him to our thriving Renewable Energy team. He has deep experience in moving energy projects from inception to reality,” added David Lazerwitz, co-chair of Farella’s Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies Practice Group. “Our clients will reap the benefits of Dirk joining our experienced and integrated team.”

 

Mueller advises energy industry clients on project development, acquisition, disposition, financing, contract and real estate matters. His recent experience includes representing clients in connection with the development, acquisition, sale and/or financing of many of the largest solar energy projects constructed to date in the United States, including the first large-scale solar project approved to be built on tribal land in North America. He has also represented sponsors in the development, acquisition, disposition and financing of wind energy projects, hydro-electric projects, a $400 million geothermal energy facility in the Salton Sea geothermal resource area, landfill gas projects and numerous natural gas fired projects. 

 

Mueller also boasts a significant commercial real estate practice representing investors, developers and lenders in office, retail, hospitality, industrial and residential industries in all aspects of project financing, development and leasing.

 

Mueller earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1993) and his B.A. in economics and business from the University of California, Los Angeles (1987). He makes the jump to Farella from the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn.

 

“I’m excited to become a part of this extraordinary firm,” said Dirk Mueller. “I look forward to significantly contributing to the continued growth of the renewable energy industry practice and believe clients will clearly benefit from the experienced and broad-based Farella team.”

 

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

 

Contacts:

Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart 

Blattel Communications       

415.413.4530 / 415.413.4522

[email protected] / [email protected]

 

Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

415.954.4433

[email protected]

Firm Highlights

News

Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

Read More
Publication

Newly Adopted California Housing Laws - Senate Bill 330 Housing Crisis Act

Ahead of the January 1, 2020 effective date for several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor, we will explain upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first...

Read More
News

Farella’s Don Sobelman Assists South Valley Islamic Center to Secure Cordoba Center Mosque and Cemetery Project Approval

Don Sobelman
Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Read More
Event

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Policy Responses to California’s Housing Crisis

CJ Higley, speaking on "What Nonprofits Need to Know About Policy Responses to California’s Housing Crisis" at our January Nonprofit Education Series. 

Read More
Publication

Upcoming Changes to California Housing Laws – AB 1482 Tenant Protection Act

The Governor recently signed into law several housing-related bills adopted during the 2019-2020 state legislative session. At the start of the session, approximately 200 housing-related bills were introduced, mostly from Bay Area legislators. Many of these...

Read More
Publication

Downtown Oakland Slated for Increased Development

The City of Oakland spent the last four years developing the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan to address growth and revitalization of the downtown area over the next 20 years and to ensure that development...

Read More
News

Ashley Breakfield Appointed to CREW Network Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Read More
Publication

Newly Adopted California Housing Laws – Assembly Bill 1485 Streamlining the Permit Process for Housing Developments

On January 1, 2020, several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor take effect. We will explain the upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first update...

Read More
Publication

New California Housing Laws: AB 68 Accessory Dwelling Units

On January 1, 2020, several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor take effect. We will explain the upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first update...

Read More