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As a corporate attorney, Lucas works closely with energy sector clients to identify creative, customized solutions.

Lucas is a corporate attorney counseling those in the energy sector – including renewable wind and solar farms – on their most critical transactions. Renewable energy project sponsors are among the clients who value Lucas’ eye for detail in handling end-to-end transactions.

As part of the Energy & Natural Resources team, Lucas guides clients on:

  • Legal entity formation
  • Structured, private equity and other financing
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance

Lucas aims to serve as a business partner to clients as well as a legal advisor, helping them map out long-term business goals with each transaction. Lucas works closely with clients and the firm’s coast-to-coast legal team to find creative, cost-effective and customized solutions that not only solve a client’s immediate legal issue but envision future growth and goals.

As nations continue developing renewable energy infrastructure to meet sustainability targets, some are creating unique approaches to ensure they meet their stated goals. In what is expected to be a first for any nation (developed or otherwise), the Energy Ministry of Israel is enacting new country-wide regulations requiring all new non-residential buildings to have rooftop solar panels. 

In order to keep pace with the federal government’s ambitious goal of permitting the production of at least twenty-five (25) gigawatts of renewable energy through projects placed on public land by 2025, the Department of the Interior (the “DOI”) recently announced several policy changes to ensure developing renewable projects on public land is attractive and affordable for third-party developers and investors.