Bradley J. Nowak represents clients in matters related to corporate, energy, finance and infrastructure transactions. He provides strategic counsel on business transactions in areas such as corporate structure, reorganizations and restructurings, energy project development, contracting, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, early-stage and venture capital, joint venture, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.
As co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Solar practices, Brad advises developers, investors, lenders, owners and operators on conventional and renewable energy projects throughout the U.S. Brad regularly represents developers on a variety of project development matters, including interconnection (including PJM matters); financing; power purchase agreements (PPAs); engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements; operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements; energy regulatory matters (state and federal); and purchase and sale agreements.
In addition, Brad represents clients on the purchase and sale of conventional and renewable energy projects. He has recently represented solar developers in the sale of over 25 solar projects to major public utilities. As chair of the firm’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Infrastructure Practice, Brad frequently advises public and private entities on the procurement, structuring and negotiation of complex public infrastructure and P3 projects and services for a variety of projects, including energy, solid waste, water, wastewater, stormwater and social infrastructure.
Brad represents clients throughout the U.S. in the drafting and negotiation of construction (design-build) and performance-based service agreements for development and operation of large-scale public infrastructure projects. In particular, Brad has advised public clients in drafting and negotiating performance-based service, O&M or disposal agreements for over ten (10) waste-to-energy or solid waste processing facilities.
With respect to waste-to-energy and solid waste, Brad has substantial experience advising municipalities and public authorities on structuring, drafting and negotiating performance-based service or operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, construction agreements (design-build) and waste disposal agreements for waste-to-energy, recycling/material recovery facilities (MRFs) and other solid waste projects.
In his active corporate practice, Brad regularly serves as outside general counsel to private companies in a wide array of industries, including technology, defense, government contracting, hospitality, health care, software, financial services, manufacturing, and nonprofits. He regularly works with early stage and growth stage businesses on significant business transactions, including business planning, formation, business operations, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, debt financing and exit strategies.
Brad is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia and New York. He was recognized by The National Law Journal as a “Trailblazer” in Energy & Environment in 2015. Brad earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, and he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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