Brian Fineman

Associate

Atlanta
Business Phone: 404.885.3331
Business Fax: 404.885.3900

brian.fineman@troutmansanders.com

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Brian Fineman is an energy lawyer in Troutman Sanders’ Atlanta office whose practice focuses primarily on energy and renewable energy project development and finance. Brian’s work includes assisting in the drafting and negotiation of all major documentation with respect to acquisition, construction, warranty and operation of various energy projects.

Brian graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2014 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 2005. Prior to law school, Brian worked in both sales and construction management.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a public utility holding company and its renewable energy subsidiary in the acquisition of 2 PV projects to be built, owned and operated in CA and NV totaling over 200 MW of solar capacity with an eventual tax-benefit based joint venture structure, which also included construction debt, with another renewable energy company. Participated in drafting and negotiation of acquisition and company agreements; review and due diligence of PPA, EPC, O&M and other agreements as well as construction financing documentation between project company and its international lenders; real estate and environmental due diligence, preparation and management of interim management and management services agreements; and review or preparation of other ancillary documentation with energy holding company.
  • Represented a public utility holding company and its renewable energy subsidiary in the acquisition of 3 PV projects to be built, owned and operated in CA and TX totaling over 500 MW of solar capacity with an eventual tax-benefit based joint venture structure, which also included construction debt, with another renewable energy company. Participated in drafting and negotiation of acquisition and company agreements; review and due diligence of PPA, EPC, O&M and other agreements as well as construction financing documentation between project company and its international lenders; real estate and environmental due diligence, preparation and management of construction management, asset management and development services agreements; and review or preparation of other ancillary documentation with energy holding company.
  • Represented a public utility holding company and its renewable energy subsidiary in the acquisition of a controlling interest in 4 PV solar projects built, owned and operated in California totaling over 500 MW, with a tax-benefit based joint ownership structure with another renewable energy company. In addition, other joint ownership agreements, acquisition agreements, shared facilities arrangements and ancillary agreements were negotiated and finalized. The representation included due diligence and acquisition of a majority of the membership interests in a project company along with negotiation and finalization of all major documentation with respect to acquisition, construction, warranty and operation of the project. The transaction required a team of lawyers from various practices (project development and finance, corporate and M+A, secured transactions, regulatory, environmental, real estate, construction and others) to get the result needed for the client.
  • Represented a public utility holding company and its renewable energy subsidiary in the development of 3 PV solar projects totaling over 300 MW of solar capacity in the Southeastern United States. The representation included negotiation and finalization of construction, warranty and operation agreements related to the project.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2014-present
  • Summer Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2013
  • Intern, The Honorable Sol Blatt Jr., United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2012
  • Intern, The Honorable J. Michelle Childs, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2012

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Education

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2014
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2005

Bar Admissions

  • 2014 Georgia