Kyle C. Barry

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Education
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with Distinction, Editor, Iowa Law Review, 1995
  • Washington University in St. Louis, BA, Political Science and Political Economy, summa cum laude, 1992
Admissions
  • Illinois
Affiliations

Former Board Member, Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority

Former President, Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, 2002-2003

Former Member, Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, 2002-2003

Kyle’s practice focuses on renewable energy project development. He counsels wind and solar energy clients on zoning, permitting, tax and other project development issues. Kyle also provides advice on power purchase agreements and state and local regulatory issues. As a former attorney for the Illinois Department of Commerce, he understands economic development incentives and helps clients identify and negotiate agreements for applicable incentives. Kyle also has extensive training and experience as a commercial litigator.

Kyle Barry
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T: +1 217 527 1282F: +1 217 527 12901 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 410
Springfield, IL 62701

Served as Illinois counsel for FutureGen 2.0 clean coal project. Representation has included advice regarding power purchase issues with the Illinois Power Agency and Illinois Commerce Commission; public finance issues with the Illinois Finance Authority; analysis of public utility and Illinois energy legislation; and development of liability management legislation.

Rapidly growing representation of wind energy clients in the State of Illinois, with primary focus on tax, land use, zoning and economic development incentives, in addition to project structuring and ancillary matters.

Representation of a major power generation clients in AAA arbitration dispute over the construction of two power plants in China.

Assistance with due diligence as underwriter's counsel for the City of Springfield's $300+ million bond issuance to fund a new $500 million municipally owned power plant.

Co-founded Illinois Wind Energy Association.