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Overview

Ben has a wide range of experience in energy, environmental, ski area, real estate and construction 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. Prior to that, Ben was an energy and natural resources lawyer at a large national law firm based in Denver.

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’s recent experience includes:

  • Working on nearly all aspects of the development, construction, acquisition, sale and financing of more than 3,000 MW of wind, solar and battery storage projects in 18 U.S. states, Guam, Canada and Mexico.
  • Drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, land leases and other contracts for distributed generation solar projects in 5 U.S. states.
  • Assisting in the development, construction and sale of over 15 MW of demand-response and frequency regulation lithium-ion battery storage projects for large utilities in Ohio and New York.
  • Drafting and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction contracts and related agreements for over 1,000 MW of wind, solar and battery storage construction projects.

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 Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Energy Coalition
Community Leadership
  • Volunteer Ski Patrol, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 2008-present