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January 4, 2021 Media Coverage
How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business
POWER Mag
Mike Ginsburg was quoted in the Legal and Policy Considerations section of the  POWER  magazine article, "How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business," outlining key trends affecting the EPC business. Read the full article  here .
March 27, 2019 Accolades
Farella Attorneys Honored With 2019 CLAY Award for M&A Deal
Farella Braun + Martel’s Jon Benjamin, Greg LeSaint, Phil Peters, Richard Rabbitt, and David Stoll have been named among the 2019 “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” by the Daily Journal . The annual CLAY Awards honor lawyers whose...
September 21, 2016 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elects Brian Donnelly as New Firm Chair
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2016 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the election of Partner Brian P. Donnelly as the firm's new chair effective January 3, 2017. He succeeds Steven Lowenthal, who has served in the role since...
May 18, 2016 Announcement
Ryan Lowther Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Daily Journal
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is proud to announce partner Ryan Lowther’s selection to the Daily Journal ’s 2016 list of the “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys in California. Lowther is recognized for his...
October 7, 2015 Media Coverage
Calif. Gov. Signs Landmark Renewable Energy Bill
Law360 October 7, 2015 "Calif. Gov. Signs Landmark Renewable Energy Bill" David Lazerwitz, co-chair of Farella Braun + Martel's Renewable Energy Group, commented on the significance of California's landmark renewable energy bill, SB 350.  Mr. Lazerwitz told Law360  that "the increase...
April 11, 2014 Announcement
Farella Adds to Growing Renewable Energy Practice
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2014: Farella Braun + Martel LLP has added Kelly Giddens as an associate to its Business Transactions Group and Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies Group.   Giddens’ practice focuses on complex financial and commercial transactions...

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PG&E Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward

Farella's Unplugged Renewable Energy Series features Nick Moore (moderator) and Gary Kaplan (panelist) discussing "PG&E Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward." The California power giant, PG&E, has emerged from the country’s largest utility bankruptcy proceeding as...

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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...

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7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the 7th Annual Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Talks virtual program, "Marine Plastic Pollution: How Global Extended Producer Responsibility Can Help." Details: A virtual TED-style event featuring the...

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News

How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business

Mike Ginsburg was quoted in the Legal and Policy Considerations section of the  POWER  magazine article, "How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business," outlining key trends affecting the EPC business. Read the...

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Batteries, Bankruptcies and the Future of Renewable Energy

The Growth of Renewable Energy Renewable energy sources have been rapidly deployed across the nation for more than a decade. In addition to government mandates in California and other states promoting renewable energy, federal...

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Battery Energy Storage Systems Series

The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS), presenting both challenges and opportunities for energy developers...

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Permitting Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage Projects: Lessons From California

The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS). In the first installment of our series...

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Battery Energy Storage Systems Integrated in Solar Facilities To Receive Tax Incentives

Intermittency is one of the largest issues impeding increased reliance on energy from utility-scale renewable energy generation sources such as wind and solar. Battery energy storage systems (“BESSs”) can alleviate concerns related to intermittency...

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Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...

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Top 10 Practical Business Implications Arising From the Passage of the CPRA

California’s Proposition 24 passed as expected, and the new California Privacy Rights Act will change the privacy landscape created by the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which went into effect only months ago. While...

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