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Jennifer is known for rolling up her sleeves as a real estate attorney, understanding that even the most routine component of a case is part of the bigger picture.

This willingness gives her intricate knowledge that can reveal unexpected strategies and solutions. Jennifer guides real estate clients on legal issues regarding:

  • Construction
  • Document analysis and drafting
  • Environmental matters
  • Leasing
  • Purchase and sales

Before beginning her real estate practice, Jennifer was a Senior Paralegal with the firm, and she brings a unique understanding of the deadlines, details, filings, and personal connections of legal work from start to finish. She enjoys solving clients’ most complex challenges, knowing the answers are often in the details.

It has been almost a year since Texas’ Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (“LIPA”) was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 18, 2021, and took effect. In the past year, we have seen developers, tax investors, and purchasers of renewable energy projects alike address compliance with LIPA in varied ways.
Continue Reading A Year Out: Renewable Energy Developer and Investor Compliance with the Texas Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act

The Texas legislature recently passed Senate Bill 760 (“SB 760”). SB 760, which takes effect on September 1, 2021, relates to the decommissioning of solar power facilities.  Under the new law, solar companies must now comply with similar decommissioning requirements as those previously imposed on wind companies during the 2019 legislative session.  SB 760 requires solar power facility agreements to now provide that the grantee is responsible for removing its solar power facilities from the landowner’s property.
Continue Reading Texas Legislature Expands Decommissioning Requirements to Solar Power Facility Agreements with Enactment of SB 760

The colocation of energy storage facilities with solar and wind projects has emerged as a popular trend within the renewable energy field. Many Independent System Operators have reported an increase in hybrid resources projects in their interconnection queues in recent years. For example, CAISO (California Independent System Operator) reported that hybrid projects constitute two-thirds of all solar projects in its interconnection queue.

Continue Reading Real Estate Concerns for Hybrid Renewable Energy Projects