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Michael P. Malfettone

Michael P. Malfettone

Associate
Austin
office: 512.703.5795
fax: 512.479.1101
Overview

With a dedication to the energy and technology sectors, Mike strives to make a positive impact for clients, the environment and the community.

Mike’s practice as a corporate and transactional attorney focuses on the energy sector, particularly renewable power, and the technology sector. His work encompasses all aspects of the acquisition, development and financing of wind, solar, and oil and gas projects throughout the country. Mike works closely with our energy clients to ensure an efficient and effective deal process, regularly preparing and negotiating the principal transaction agreements and leading efforts on a wide variety of other corporate and transactional issues.

Mike’s corporate expertise and keen insight into the complex energy sector is built on prior experiences working as a financial analyst at a major Wall Street bank and handling matters relevant to the energy industry while clerking for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

In addition to his energy transactional work, Mike’s corporate practice involves counseling early-stage and emerging growth companies, particularly in the technology sector, through all stages of their business lifecycle. Clients turn to him to assist with matters related to corporate formation and day-to-day governance, business structuring, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and other strategic transactions and long-term strategies. Mike strives to provide efficient and streamlined services to reduce costs for clients, while partnering with them to help deliver positive results and achieve their objectives.


Industries

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Arizona College of Law
    • Energy and Environmental Law Certificate
    • Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Executive Editor
  • B.A., Columbia University

Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association  
    • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Spring 2017 Conference Planning Committee
    • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Communications Chair, 2015-2016
    • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Electronic Communications Chair, 2014-2015
    • Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee, Vice-Chair, 2012-2014

Languages

  • Spanish, conversant
Experience

Wind and Solar Transactions

  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in the tax equity financing of a 20 megawatt solar energy facility in California.
  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in development and financing of 150-megawatt Deerfield Wind Project in Michigan.
  • Represented Algonquin Power in the acquisition, development and financing of the 200 megawatt Odell Wind Farm in Minnesota.
  • Represented clients in multiple acquisitions of advanced development-stage wind and solar energy power generation projects.
  • Represented client in the formation of a joint venture and the JV's subsequent acquisition of 370 residential rooftop PV solar systems in Connecticut.

Natural Gas Transactions

  • Represented Crestwood Equity Partners in $2 billion joint venture for ownership and development of natural gas pipeline and storage business in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented Crestwood Equity Partners in $321 million asset contribution and capital investment in existing joint venture to expand the joint venture's midstream natural gas assets and infrastructure in Texas and New Mexico

Securities and Corporate Governance

  • Assisted client with corporate restructuring of 40 subsidiaries.
Outside the Office

Mike enjoys spending time with his pets, relaxing at the lake and playing baseball.

As an animal lover, Mike spends much of this free time with his goldendoodle and cats. He enjoys hiking, boating and water sports in the summer and snowboarding and skiing in the winter. He played college baseball at Columbia University and still has a love for the game, playing in an amateur baseball league in Austin, Texas

Community Leadership

Mike helped found an organization that raises awareness and funding for lifesaving ECMO research, implementation and training.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a method of providing oxygen to the body when the lungs and/or heart are not able to function properly on their own, helped save his best friend’s life after he had a heart attack at the age of 27. As a result, Mike helped his friend launch Hearts of ECMO, a non-profit organization geared toward raising funds to increase awareness and implementation of this life-saving technology and treatment.

  • Hearts of ECMO, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-present