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Mara helps clients navigate renewable energy projects from idea to commercial operation. Developers, investors and lenders rely on Mara’s guidance in acquisition and funding of wind and solar projects nationwide. As part of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources team, Mara negotiates transactions and financing while advising clients on related real estate issues. She also assists with state and federal permitting requirements, along with land use issues. Mara also assists real estate sellers, purchasers, developers, tenants and landlords on projects large and small. Mara has experience in the development, acquisition, disposition, financing, operation and leasing of office, retail and multifamily projects.

As the energy transition continues, battery energy storage has become an increasingly critical form of technology to support and maximize variable renewable energy resources such as wind and solar, and add a level of reliability and resilience to the grid. While the development process for a standalone battery energy storage project typically does not differ significantly from its wind or solar counterparts, there are a several considerations unique to the nature of battery storage to consider when negotiating the site control documents for the project.