Sullivan & Worcester Expands Energy and Project Finance Team
Washington, DC – March 23, 2015 – Sullivan & Worcester LLP is pleased to announce that Merrill L. Kramer and Joshua L. Sturtevant have joined the Energy and Project Finance Groups as of counsel and an associate, respectively, in the Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. Kramer represents some of the most active and innovative players in the energy industry in project development, project finance, and energy regulatory matters. He has advised Fortune 200 clients on the development of over 70 energy and infrastructure projects representing more than $20 billion in invested capital. Mr. Kramer previously has served as Chair of the Derivatives and Structured Products practice at a major New York law firm and as managing member of a venture capital firm specializing in renewable energy. As a major advisor to the energy industry, Mr. Kramer recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of a U.S. residential solar leasing company that he helped to take public, and served on the Board of the largest ethanol company in California.
Mr. Sturtevant represents clients, including early stage companies and funds, in energy project development and project finance transactions, policy and regulatory matters, and corporate development matters. He previously served as lead inside legal counsel and as a member of the management team with Distributed Sun, a privately held Washington, D.C.–based renewable energy developer, investor, owner and operator. Prior to his time at Distributed Sun, Mr. Sturtevant co-founded, and served as a strategic advisor to, Renewable Energy Trust Capital, an independent solar financing platform. During law school, Mr. Sturtevant published groundbreaking research on new structures in renewables, including the solar-REIT.
"Merrill and Josh bring great depth of experience and expertise to our energy practice," said Elias B. Hinckley, leader of Sullivan & Worcester’s Energy Group. "In addition to their collective experience in energy and project finance, both Merrill and Josh bring a passion for the industry as well as a natural understanding of the focus on value creation for our clients that has driven our growth."
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