Jason W. Allen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member and co-chair of the Energy Industry Team. He is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions, Transactional & Securities, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices.
Mr. Allen’s practice focuses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, and general corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the energy industry.
Mr. Allen’s background in energy, project and infrastructure finance transactions involves the acquisition, divestiture and financing of numerous domestic and international energy projects.
Mr. Allen has extensive experience in all aspects of these transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of various documentation, such as asset and stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, electric power and steam sales contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, fuel supply agreements, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and LLC agreements.
In addition to energy-related projects, Mr. Allen has been involved in various types of acquisitions and financings across a broad array of other industries.
Mr. Allen joined the firm in 1998 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in business and in economics, conferred in 1995 by San Jose State University.
Admissions and Professional Memberships :
Mr. Allen is admitted to practice in California and Wisconsin and is a member of the American and the National Bar Associations.
Representative Matters :
- Foley advised Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, in its acquisition of Recurrent Energy, LLC, a leading North American solar energy developer, from Sharp Corporation for approximately $265 million.
- This represents the largest solar transaction to date that the Foley Energy Industry Team has closed.
- Foley represented Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies in a $250 million loan agreement with China Minsheng Bank.
- Foley represented Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies in a $250 million loan agreement with China Minsheng Bank, one of the largest private banks in China.Represented a global developer in the structuring and negotiating of a joint venture to co-develop, own and operate 28 solar and wind projects with estimated nameplate capacity in excess of 1,000 MWs in Japan under the Japanese FIT program, which included the structuring of a G.K. (godo kaisha) joint venture entity.
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