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Mary focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law matters in the energy industry. She has experience drafting purchase-related agreements, corporate governance documents, and project-related agreements including engineering, procurement, and construction contracts. Prior to her legal career, Mary worked as an engineer in the renewable energy division of a global engineering firm. She specialized in solar photovoltaics and performed technical due diligence on solar projects for investors, drafted and negotiated construction contracts and performance guarantees, and monitored onsite construction.

During the course of any acquisition of a renewable energy project, the parties may be required to obtain consents from certain of the counterparties to the project contracts. This will be the case if a project contract includes a clause that requires the consent of the counterparty for (i) the assignment of such project contract, and/or (ii) the direct or indirect change of control of a party to the contract. The procurement of such consents can be time intensive, cause delays to a project sale, and expose a project to additional obligations if not addressed from the outset. For renewable energy projects, often times, major project contracts (e.g., revenue agreements, interconnection agreements, equipment supply agreements, etc.) include anti-assignment and/or change of control clauses.
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