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Overview

Ben is a partner in the firm's Energy & Natural Resources group and has a wide range of experience in renewable energy development, construction, financing and transactional matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben served as senior counsel for a large international renewable energy company, where he provided legal and business advice on all aspects of the company’s activities, including the development, construction, sale and acquisition of utility and distributed scale wind, solar and battery storage projects.

Having been both an advisor to clients and a client himself, Ben has a unique understanding of client needs from both a legal and business perspective. Ben uses this experience to provide pragmatic and cost-efficient legal advice and solutions focused on identifying and minimizing risk while achieving favorable results.

Ben has more than a decade of experience in renewable energy and has worked on nearly all aspects of the development, construction, acquisition, sale and financing of more than 5,000 MW of wind, solar and battery storage projects in 40 U.S. states, Guam, Canada and Mexico. 

Ben’s expertise includes the drafting and negotiation of all major project contracts, including representing both sellers and buyers in utility-scale and distributed-scale PPAs and corporate PPAs, EPCs, BOPs and all other major construction contracts, as well as equipment procurement, O&M and long term service agreements.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Named an “Emerging Leader” in the wind industry by the American Wind Energy Association, 2017
  • Who’s Who in Energy, Denver Business Journal, 2017-2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
      • Natural Resources Environmental Law Society, President 2007-2009
      • Transportation Law Journal, staff editor
      • Stanton D. Rosenbaum, Mary J. Ricketson, Jan and Marjorie Laitos scholarships
  • LLM/MRLS, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.S., University of Minnesota
    • Environmental Policy and Planning

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Energy Coalition
Experience

Solar - PPAs

Solar - EPCs

Battery Storage

Wind

Transmission

  • Negotiated EPC for approximately 40-mile transmission line in Central America.
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Community Leadership
  • Volunteer Ski Patrol, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 2008-present

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