Insights
Firm News

Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of PermaCity

May 4, 2021 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented leading national independent power producer Catalyze as due diligence counsel in its acquisition of solar developer and installer PermaCity.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Catalyze is a developer and independent power producer of renewable distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging projects. The strategic acquisition of Los Angeles-based PermaCity, known for its revolutionary and proprietary rooftop solar panel mounting technology, “SolarStrap”, expands Catalyze’s project pipeline to more than two gigawatts and establishes a stronghold in the large California distributed solar market.

Read the press release here.

The Farella team representing Catalyze was led by business transactions partner David Stoll and associate Shannon Kimball, and included special counsel Michael Ginsburg advising on project contracts, and intellectual property lawyers Daniel Callaway and Nadia Arid who handled the patent portfolio review. Lawyers in Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Houston and New York offices served as deal counsel to Catalyze on the acquisition.

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business and real estate transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

Firm Highlights

Publication

Hospitality Companies and Their Lenders: Preparing for Difficult Conversations

In a sudden reversal of generally expansionary trends, the hospitality business has been among the most immediate and badly hit economic sectors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting stay-at-home and...

Read More
News

Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Read More
News

Lawyers Advising California’s Wineries Navigate a Pandemic and Wildfires

Partners Tyler Gerking and Matt Lewis were interviewed in the Daily Journal article "Lawyers advising California’s wineries navigate a pandemic and wildfires."

Read More
Publication

M&A Deals and PPP Loans: Unexpected Parties in Your Deal

The Payroll Protection Program has been a lifesaver to many businesses this year, but its quick roll out, and many generous features (including potential forgiveness) could tempt a borrower to treat the PPP as...

Read More
Publication

PSDcast – Is Energy Companies' Customer Data a Trade Secret?

We often focus on the privacy issues involved in data collection – and they are critically important – while neglecting the idea of data as a tangible and valuable resource (and how to protect...

Read More
Publication

Turmoil in the SPAC Market: What Private Tech Companies Should Consider Before Going Public Via a SPAC

In the spring of 2021, one of the hottest markets—the market for special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs—has “screeched to a halt,” according to CNN . As the SPAC market grew red hot in...

Read More
Publication

SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor” – Here Are 5 Key Takeaways

The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 that expand the definition of “accredited investor” by adding new categories of eligibility based on professional knowledge...

Read More
Publication

Three Steps Licensees Can Take to Protect Their IP Rights in Bankruptcy

During periods of widespread economic disruption such as the present, operating businesses must be able to identify and respond to threats to the financial health of their contracting counterparts in order to protect key...

Read More
Publication

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements for Utility-Scale Battery Projects

The negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a battery energy storage systems (BESS) project typically surfaces many of the same contractual risk allocation issues that one encounters in the negotiation...

Read More
Publication

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims to provide qualifying small businesses, nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, tribal businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors forgivable loans of...

Read More