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Overview

Ben 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. 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 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.
Webinar | August 7, 2018
Storage, New Technologies and
Demand Response:
Regulatory Outlook and Integration
August 7, 2018

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | March 1, 2018
Speaker, Solar Summit, May 1-2, 2018
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

Media Mentions | December 07, 2018
Greentech Media: Watch Energy Storage Summit 2018 Right Here

Ben Kass speaks on a panel entitled "Global Storage - Lessons from International Markets" at the Energy Storage Summit December 11-12, 2018

Community Leadership
  • Volunteer Ski Patrol, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 2008-present

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