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Michael P. Malfettone

Michael P. Malfettone

Associate
Austin
office: 512.703.5795
fax: 512.479.1101
Overview

Mike is a corporate and transactional lawyer focused on the energy sector, particularly renewable power, clean energy technologies and midstream natural gas.

He is a key member of Husch Blackwell's energy sector acquisition and capital markets teams. Mike’s experience encompasses all aspects of the development, acquisition and financing of wind, solar, oil and gas projects throughout the country. He works closely with clients to ensure an efficient and effective deal process, regularly preparing principal transaction agreements, identifying and managing disclosures and leading efforts on a wide variety of other transaction documentation and issues.

In addition to his energy transactional work, Mike assists clients, particularly those engaged in emerging technologies, with matters related to business structuring and governance, commercial transactions, acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Mike’s keen insight into the energy sector is informed by his prior experience working with complex financial models with a major Wall Street bank, and by his knowledge of environmental law matters specific to the energy sector gained through clerkships with the Arizona Attorney General’s office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mike’s recent experience includes:

  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in the tax equity financing of a 10 megawatt solar facility in California.
  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in the development and financing of the 150 megawatt Deerfield Wind Project in Michigan.
  • Represented Algonquin Power Co. in the development and financing of the 200 megawatt Odell Wind Project in Minnesota.
  • Represented Crestwood Equity Partners in the $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 the $321 million asset contribution and capital investment in existing joint venture to expand the JV’s midstream natural gas assets and infrastructure in Texas and New Mexico. 
  • Represented clients in multiple acquisitions of advanced development-stage wind and solar energy power generation projects.
  • Assisted client with the corporate restructuring of forty subsidiaries. 

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Education

  • J.D., University of Arizona College of Law
    • Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law
    • Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Executive Editor, 2012-2013, Associate Editor, 2011-2012
  • B.A., Columbia University
    • Political Science

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
  • Hearts of ECMO, Inc., Board Member