John L. Spilman Jr. Associate

Jake focuses his practice on transactional and advisory matters involving renewable and conventional energy and technology transactions. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on solar, wind and energy storage.

Jake represents and advises purchasers and sellers, both private and public companies, in project M&A transactions, mergers and acquisitions of platforms and operating companies, and joint ventures.  In addition to his mergers and acquisitions work, Jake advises clients on general corporate matters.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Jake was an associate at a leading international law firm in New York. While in law school, Jake served on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law, was a chair for diversity of the Student Bar Association and was the pro bono coordinator for the Virginia Environmental Law Forum. In addition, Jake interned with the Honorable Jerome B. Friedman, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Experience

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

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. in the acquisition of Southern Co.’s 5% stake in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile pipeline and gas transmission assets which run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, moving Appalachian Basin gas to Mid-Atlantic markets.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. in the acquisition of Southern Co.’s Pivotal LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary which distributes liquefied natural gas for marine and road transportation.

Representation of developer in the project development and sale of a 400 MW wind farm in Fisher County, Texas.

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 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 (each totaling approximately 15 MW) in North Carolina.

Represented a United Kingdom based entity in the acquisition of a U.S. based data management solution with offices in India and Ukraine.

Represented oil field services manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and integration company in bolt-on acquisition of oilfield and marine drilling rig power control manufacturer.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2013
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, 2010
Member, Association of Corporate Growth, Richmond Chapter
  • Guest Lecturer, "Transactional Due Diligence," Energy Regulation and Policy course, University of Virginia School of Law, March 2, 2020
  • Speaker, "Southeast Renewable Energy Policy, Procurement and Program Frameworks," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 7 - 9, 2018
  • Presenter, "Southeast Renewable Energy Policy," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 1, 2017
  • Presenter, "Southeast Renewable Energy Policy, Program and Incentive Frameworks–Virginia," Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, November 2016
  • New York
  • Virginia

Recognized for outstanding work and dedicated pro bono service, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the New York State Bar Association, October 23, 2014

Pro Bono Honor Roll for Legal Services NYC, 2014

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