Bob offers a blend of relevant transactional experience, applying a background in real estate, finance and regulatory law to provide project counsel in these key areas.

Overview

Bob brings a wealth of experience and broad legal skills to the real estate development and finance aspects of energy and transportation related projects. He applies his extensive knowledge of applicable laws and an innate ability to understand the issues involved to advise on purchase lease and finance transactions for renewable energy developers, utilities and IPPs.

With decades of experience advising clients and a background as in-house counsel for a real estate development company with a portfolio of more than $2 billion in projects, Bob has advised on development of single-family homes, construction of hotel and gaming facilities on Indian reservations, the creation of joint ventures, and represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured loan transactions. In addition to his project development and finance practice, Bob negotiates electricity, fuel and derivatives transactions and related financial instruments, structured power brokerage ventures and has established corporate risk management practice for power trading activities.

Experience

Bob represents wind and solar development and construction organizations for development, construction, operation and sale of projects in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Idaho, California, Oregon and Washington.

He coordinates legal review and negotiation of the use of railroad and transmission rights-of-way.

He negotiates a power purchase agreements on behalf of a both utilities and project owners.

Bob negotiated a master lease form with landowner representatives on behalf of a wind energy developer for multiple wind energy projects in Minnesota.

He provided real estate counsel for the development of a 350 MW peaking plant in Minnesota.

Bob advised a joint venture client in connection with combination of assets including greater than 200 parcels of property in five states.

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Speaking Engagements

"Understanding Easement Agreements in the Context of Multi-Family, CIC, and Commercial Uses," Easements in Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN, September 2014

Recognitions

Recognitions

Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Specialist

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association (Inactive)

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Advisory Task Force on Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Past Chair

Board of Directors, The Bridge for Youth

Dartmouth College Alumni Council

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1994

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Dartmouth College, B.A., 1988

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