Michael B. Woodard

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Industries
International
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Associate Editor, George Mason Law Review, 1999
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1994
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, District of Columbia Bar

Michael is the chair of our renewable energy practice. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing and advising purchasers and sellers, both private and public companies, in stock and asset purchase, and merger and acquisition, transactions, as well as joint ventures and leveraged and management-sponsored buy-outs. Recent transactions have involved diverse industries, including energy, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas distribution, utilities, product distribution and alternative energy production.

Michael also spends a portion of his time advising public companies in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings. In addition, he advises clients regularly on compliance with 1934 Act reporting requirements and annual meeting and proxy statement matters.

In addition to his M&A and securities work, Michael advises clients on general corporate matters, including corporate governance issues, fiduciary duties and other standards of conduct. He also works with clients in each stage of venture capital growth, providing advice on an array of corporate issues facing an emerging and growing company.

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Michael B Woodard
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Representation of a seller of its Pennsylvania natural gas distribution company to an affiliate of an infrastructure fund that owns and manages utilities and other infrastructure assets for approximately $780 million.

Representation of an energy company in a $256 million stock sale of three peaker generating stations.

Representation of a public utility in a $150 million asset purchase of wood burning electric generating facility.

Representation of a renewable energy company that designs, builds and operates distributed landfill gas power generating facilities in a $57 million sale (merger) to private equity fund.

Representation of a public utility in separate purchase transactions (ranging in size from $35-40 million) of assets related to the development of electric generating facilities.

Representation of a company in a $38 million stock purchase of a manufacturer of industrial centrifuges and related equipment.

Representation of a company in a $35 million purchase (merger) of a distributor of paperboard products.

Representation of a company in a $30 million sale (asset and stock transactions) of multiple subsidiaries that design, manufacture and distribute tactical and logistic shelters and related products for military and commercial applications.

Representation of a private equity portfolio company in a $10 million add-on transaction in the purchase of assets of manufacturer of corrosion-resistant industrial doors.

Solar Transactions

Representation of solar developer in a joint venture transaction and subsequent divesture involving in excess of 300 MW of near Notice To Proceed projects and more than 1.5 GWs of projects in development.

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of six solar PV projects having an aggregate nameplate capacity of 139 MW in Kern, Kings and Fresno County, CA.

Representation of solar developer in sale of six solar projects located in Oregon totaling approximately 65 MW.

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of a 60 MW solar PV project in Currituck County, North Carolina.

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of 50 MW solar PV project in Millard County, Utah.

Representation of solar developer in sale of a 40 MW solar project located in North Carolina.

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of three solar PV projects with an aggregate nameplate capacity of 30 MW in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Representation of solar developer in sale of two 20 MW solar projects located in Oregon.

Representation of solar developer in sale of 20 MW solar project located in Connecticut.

Representation of solar developer in sale of three solar projects located in North Carolina totaling approximately 20 MW.

Representation of solar developer in sale of three solar projects (each totaling approximately 15 MW) in North Carolina.

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of an approximately 10 MW solar PV project to be located on the Site in Davisboro, Georgia.

Wind Transactions

Representation of an independent renewable energy company focused on utility-scale generation facilities in its $2.25 million sale of a 250 MW wind farm in Texas.

Representation of a wind generation developer in connection with a $98 million sale to a large international oil company.

Named an Energy and Environmental "Trailblazer," Renewable Energy Deals, The National Law Journal, 2017

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Energy Renewable/Alternative, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2017

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2016

Named to "Virginia Legal Elite," Mergers and Acquisitions, Virginia Business Magazine, 2010

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2011

Co-Author, "Decommissioning: Better Now Than Later," Energy & Infrastructure, Fall 2014
Moderator, "Texas and the Southeast Market Outlook," Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, March 21, 2017
Speaker, "Opening Remarks," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 3 and 4, 2016
Moderator, "Timing & Macro Factors Impacting the Landscape," 7th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit: Project M&A Pipeline 2014, September 9, 2014
Panel Moderator, "Reducing the Cost of Offshore Grid, Transmission and Interconnection," 5th North American Offshore Wind Development and Finance Summit, January 25, 2012
Panel Moderator, "The Carolinas and the South," Executive Forum: Regional Plans, Programs & Support for Offshore Wind, January 23, 2012
Speaker, "Welcoming Remarks" and "What does ‘Smart from the Start' Mean for Virginia," Virginia Offshore Wind Conference, June 22, 2011
Panel Moderator, "Hedge Fund, Clean Fund, Private Equity and Institutional Investor Perspectives on Financing North American Offshore Wind Projects," 4th North American Offshore Wind Development & Finance Summit, April 14, 2011
Panel Moderator, "Establishing an Effective Supply and Logistics System for Offshore Wind Developments," 4th North American Offshore Wind Development & Finance Summit, April 13, 2011
Speaker, "Doing Business in the UK and U.S.," 3rd Industrial Convention for Growth and Progress, June 9, 2010
Speaker, "Trends and Strategies for Life Science Firms in a Bear Market," Virginia Bioscience Development Center, April 2, 2009
Speaker, "What Happens in the Boardroom…Stays in the Boardroom," McGuireWoods SEC Practice Series, October 10, 2007