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Overview

Olivia keeps renewable energy projects moving forward for clients.

Olivia came to the practice of law out of a desire for a career where she could be continually learning and continually challenged. In her first legal role, she focused on tax credits, but she noticed that the most interesting part of each transaction for her wasn’t the tax credits themselves, but the real estate component. Olivia soon accepted an associate role on another firm’s real estate team for energy and infrastructure.

She quickly discovered a passion for renewable energy work and represented developers, investors, and lenders in renewable projects across the county. Olivia finds great excitement in supporting clients who are pioneers in the new and growing renewables field, and she thrives on the challenge of serving as a legal pioneer herself. Her experience includes drafting leases, purchase and sale agreements, easements, mortgages, option agreements, and shared facilities agreements; reviewing title and survey diligence for various development and financing stage projects, including large portfolios with 50+ landowners; and providing clients with insight and guidance on the real estate aspects of acquiring, developing, and financing large scale solar, wind, natural gas, and battery projects.

Enthusiastic about the idea of a firm with an entire practice group dedicated to renewable energy, Olivia joined Husch Blackwell in 2023. She currently focuses her practice on representation of developers of wind and solar projects. With clients who often have multiple projects in the pipeline at any given moment, Olivia particularly excels at helping clients stay on track and on top of deadlines. She ensures that each deal continues moving forward and that each new development gets across the finish line.

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Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Davis

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri

Languages

  • Korean, fluent
Experience
  • Assisted client in preparing real estate deliverables for a $2.5 billion Department of Energy loan for electric vehicle batteries.
  • Represented client during acquisition multiple solar and wind projects across Colorado for a large portfolio.
  • Guided client in preparing an Ohio solar project for financing.
  • Represented client in acquiring site control over 20,000+ acres for a future wind project in Texas.
  • Drafted and reviewed various leases, purchase and sale agreements, easements, mortgages, option agreements, and shared facilities agreements.
  • Reviewed title and survey diligence for various development and financing stage energy projects, including large portfolios with 50+ landowners, and advised clients on complex title curative issues.
  • Provided insight and guidance on the real estate aspects of acquiring, developing, and financing large scale solar, wind, natural gas, and battery projects.
  • Collaborated on a various real estate financing projects involving Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Solar Investment Tax Credits, ground lease structures, and sale-leaseback structures.
  • Organized and maintained deal checklists that typically ranged from 200 to 400+ items.
  • Drafted initial transaction documents including operating agreements, leases, guaranties, loan agreements and related ancillary documents, and corporate/LLC resolutions and certificates.
  • Reviewed financial projections from a transactional perspective, and accurately incorporated such information into deal documents.
Outside the Office

Olivia enjoys bowling, as well as painting and other art projects. Most of all, she loves spending time with her dog, Bomi, a Shih Tzu/Yorkie combination.