Emilie J. McNally Associate

Emilie focuses her practice on advising buyers, sellers and developers on transactional and advisory matters in a broad range of energy-related projects and transactions. She has industry expertise in the renewable energy, power and oil and gas sectors.

In addition to her private practice, Emilie is active in her community through pro bono service. She serves on the pro bono committee for the Richmond office, and also co-leads the Medical-Legal Partnership, a partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University’s Health Systems, McGuireWoods and Dominion Energy which offers free legal advice and representation for eligible patients and families.

While in law school, Emilie held internships at the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. She also served as an editor of The Georgetown Law Journal, and received the award for best exam in Commercial Law, Secured Transactions and Payment Systems.

Experience

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in the $8 billion sale, including the assumption of $5.3 billion of existing indebtedness, of the majority of its gas transmission and storage segment assets – including 25% of Cove Point LNG, an LNG export, import and storage facility in Maryland – to an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in its $13.4 billion merger with SCANA Corporation.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in its $1.23 billion divestiture of interests in two merchant electric generation assets, the 1,240 MW combined-cycle gas turbine Fairless Power Station in Pennsylvania and the 468 MW combined-cycle gas turbine Manchester Street Power Station in Rhode Island, to Starwood Energy Group Global.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in the $4.4 billion acquisition, plus the assumption of debt for an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion, of Questar Corporation.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. its acquisition of Birdseye Renewable Energy, a North Carolina-based renewable energy developer that specializes in greenfield development of utility scale solar and storage facilities.

Representation of a retail energy provider in connection with the $700 million sale of three gas-fired plants.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in its $250 million joint venture with Interstate Gas Supply, Inc., an independent retail natural gas and electric supplier, to form Wrangler Retail Gas Holdings.

Representation of Essentra PLC (LSE: ESNT), a global provider of specialty fiber and plastic products, in its $65 million acquisition of 3C! Packaging Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of custom folding cartons, printed literature, foil and flexible packaging and labels for the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

Representation of client in divestiture of its retail electric business in northeastern United States and ERCOT.

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, which includes 24 projects in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah.

Representation of a developer in the sale of a 300 MW wind project in Clay and Dickinson County, Iowa to a public utility company.

Representation of a wind developer in the sale of a 300 MW wind project to a Minnesota-based utility holding company.

Representation of an unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer of a portfolio of early stage developments, and then as developer through the construction, of four solar projects in Utah.

Representation of the developer in connection with the sale of a 150 MW wind project in Cameron County, Texas.

Representation of an unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer of a portfolio of early stage developments, and then as developer through the construction, of two solar projects totaling 81.4 MW in South Carolina.

Represented acquirer in several solar and renewable energy purchase transactions, including the acquisition of:

5 MW utility scale solar generation facility in Connecticut and related construction management agreement;

20 MW utility scale solar generation facility in California and related construction management agreement;

31 MW utility scale solar generation facility and 1 MW carport structure in California and related construction management agreement;

20 MW utility scale solar generation facility in California and related construction management agreement;

18 MW solar generation facility in Kern County, California; and

20 MW solar generation facility in San Bernardino County, California.

Representation of a utility acquirer in the acquisition of 5 MW utility scale solar generation facility in Connecticut and related construction management agreement.

Representation of owners of a company in connection with the sale of its comprehensive HVAC installation, service, maintenance, repair, and system replacement business to publicly held buyer.

Representation of southeastern United States-based commercial truck driver staffing business in strategic divestiture.

Representation of heat transfer, fluid handling and separation technologies manufacturer in various acquisitions including wet surface air cooled heat exchanger technology provider, custom engineered air cooled heat exchanger manufacturer, dehumidification parts and supplies manufacturer, tank cleaning equipment manufacturer and mud mixing and drilling manufacturer.

Representation of seller in the sale of three gas-fired generation facilities to a private equity group for approximately $685 million.

Representation of NYSE-traded government contracting business in cash tender offer going private transaction.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal, 2013
  • University of Richmond, BA, Political Science and Spanish, 2008

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022

Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award, 2020

  • Virginia
  • Spanish
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