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Career At Madison Energy Investments, General Counsel...Apply Now

Posted on: 12 Feb 2020 153 views
: Legal Counsel
: Madison Energy Investments
: https://www.madisonei.com/
: JD
: 5

At Madison Energy Investments (“MEI”), we believe the future of energy is distributed. In order to realize this future in the required timetable, institutional capital needs to have access to stable, long-term clean energy assets. Our goal is to provide a platform that unlocks the clean energy asset class to institutional investors and enables our outstanding network of partners to do what they do best. Madison Energy Investments was founded in 2019 and has offices in New York City and Northern Virginia. 

MEI offers a start-up atmosphere that is well-capitalized and backed by a leading infrastructure fund. MEI was founded by industry experts with experience deploying over $1B into distributed generation assets totalling more than 300 MW across 20+ state markets.  

In less than a year, the team at MEI has invested in projects across 8 state markets and has deployed over $150M of capital. This rapid deployment of capital and fast-paced environment calls for a full-time General Counsel.

The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in MEI leading corporate governance matters and all transactions related to MEI’s investments. The individual will be commercially-minded and serve as an advisor and strategic partner to the management team.  Experience in corporate governance and risk management is a must.  The General Counsel will need to balance those duties, while leading the diligence and closing processes for all external parties including, but not limited to, developers, EPCs, tax equity investors and lenders. In both capacities, the General Counsel will oversee the work of all outside counsel. The role will require frequent travel to MEI’s New York City Office and elsewhere as needed.

Summary of activities:

  • Leading project due diligence and negotiation from Letter of Intent to final execution of all transactional and project documentation.  This includes the documentation listed below.

  • Managing corporate governance and risk management.

  • Negotiate with external financing partners including, but not limited to, lenders, tax equity investors and MEI’s investors.

  • Review and negotiate supply agreements with vendors.

  • Engage, and oversee, external counsel and contractors as necessary.

Summary of documentation:

  • Letter of Intent/Term Sheet

  • Power Purchase Agreements, Subscriber Agreements and Energy Service Agreements

  • EPC Agreements

  • O&M Agreements

  • Utility Interconnection Agreements

  • Land & Site Leases (including easements, licenses, etc.)

  • SPV Corporate Formation Documents

  • Assignments & Estoppels

  • Membership Interest Purchase Agreements

  • Corporate and Board Resolutions

  • Tax Equity Partnership Documents

  • Loan Agreements

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience at a top law firm, including experience leading transactions.

  • Experience closing large complex transactions involving multiple parties under aggressive timelines.

  • Experience in the solar industry is required with a focus on project finance.  Background in private equity, construction and real estate is also preferred. 

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with teammates across functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform with a high degree of flexibility and resourcefulness.

  • Ability to work independently and attention to detail and strong organizational and record-keeping skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general business and industry practices, processes and familiarity with federal and local energy regulations and performance standards preferred.

  • Juris Doctor from reputable law school and an active state bar registration.

Those interested in the position should send their resume/CV and detailed cover letter to [email protected]

Madison Energy Investments is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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