James E. Gross Associate

James Gross serves as a strategic advisor to project developers, sponsors, investors and financiers in all aspects of the development, financing, and acquisition and sale of renewable energy, power, natural gas, and infrastructure projects throughout the United States.

James has led projects in various stages of development from initial bid, through financial close and into commercial operation. In addition to advising clients on the financing arrangements for these projects, he has experience drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs), engineering procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, long-term supply agreements, and operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements.

In addition, James has served as bond counsel, borrower's counsel and underwriter's counsel for private activity bond financings and bond financings for the benefit of nonprofit organizations, and as counsel for developers and joint venture partners in energy generation and transmission projects. He has assisted with funding projects for colleges and universities, retirement communities, renewable energy facilities and local governments.

Experience

Representation of Dominion Energy in a $2 billion recapitalization of the company’s Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility in Lusby, Maryland, by an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management.

Representation of an unregulated utility affiliate in connection with the $300 million expansion of a joint venture partnership with one of the nation’s largest renewable energy development companies to include a 33 percent share of the utility’s solar project portfolio, entailing 24 projects in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah.

Representation of a sponsor in connection with the acquisition, tax equity financing and debt financing of, and hedging arrangements for, a 230 MW wind farm located in Haskell and Knox Counties, Texas.

Representation of a sponsor in connection with the acquisition, tax equity financing and debt financing of, and hedging arrangements for, a 230 MW wind farm located in Wilbarger County, Texas.

Representation of Intervale Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm, in the sale of portfolio company Epic Lift Systems, a leading provider of plunger lift, gas lift and complementary compression products, to Tally Energy Services.

Representation of Dominion Energy in the sale of a 50% ownership interest in an operating 264 MW wind farm in West Virginia to Castleton Commodities and in the payoff of permanent financing in place for the project.

Representation of a regulated utility affiliate in the sale of a 7.5 MW hydroelectric project in Bedford and Amherst Counties, Virginia.

Representation of a regulated utility affiliate in the acquisition of a 15 MW solar project in Middlesex County, VA.

Representation of the sponsor and developer in connection with a $461 million, 211 MW wind farm located in West Texas.

Representation of the sponsor and developer in connection with a $378 million, 166 MW wind farm in West Texas.

Representation of the sponsor in connection with the acquisition, tax equity financing and debt financing of, and hedging arrangements for, a 105 MW wind farm located in northwest Ohio.

  • William & Mary Law School, JD, cum laude, Member, William and Mary Law Review, 2013
  • University of Virginia, BA, Economics and History, with High Distinction, 2010

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Project Finance Law, 2021

  • Virginia
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