Michael Hindus

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Michael S. Hindus has practiced energy law for more than 35 years. He assists clients in all aspects of energy project development and commercial operation. He regularly handles interconnection agreements, project finance, power purchase agreements, disputes, and mergers and acquisitions.

He also advises financial institutions on the significance of regulatory, legislative and judicial developments. His clients include utilities, generators, renewable energy developers, independent transmission companies, private equity funds, investment banks, and energy users in matters concerning transmission, interconnection, retail access, and power purchase agreements. Michael represents renewable power developers in all technologies and sectors of the market.


  • Represented an international solar power company in evaluation and potential acquisition of a 70 MW solar power project under development in North Carolina, leading a team of finance, corporate, environmental and real estate attorneys.
  • Representing  a pharmaceutical company  in negotiating energy contracts to supply electricity and gas to its facilities, as well as to provide solar power to its manufacturing plants.
  • Assisted Duke and NextEra in refinancing and acquiring over a thousand megawatts of solar and wind energy projects.
  • Counsel to developer of a sugar cane-based ethanol facility to produce ethanol and 40 MW of power.
  • Counsel to a developer of a 106 MW hybrid biomass-solar thermal facility in California for sale of power to Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
  • Counsel to two shopping center real estate investment trusts in negotiating master rooftop solar agreements for over 100 shopping centers.
  • Counsel to leading renewable power company on solar power purchase agreements and joint ventures for solar development.
  • Counsel to developer in negotiating 40 MW solar thermal power purchase agreement for sale to San Diego Gas & Electric Company.
  • Represented large corporation in pioneering tax equity deals for numerous solar and geothermal projects.
  • Counsel to major cement manufacturer in negotiating tax equity investment for the development of 400-600 MW of wind energy, selling power to Southern California Edison Co.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.B., Columbia University

ADMISSIONS : California


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


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