In-House Counsel, Renewable Energy

SolRiver Capital
Posted Jan 21
Full Time
Denver, Colorado
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SolRiver Capital () is seeking a business-minded attorney (2nd-4th year associate) to be our In House Counsel, responsible for the execution of all of SolRiver’s solar project transactions.

About SolRiver

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SolRiver Capital is a rapidly-growing solar investment fund focused on acquiring and operating distributed generation and utility scale projects. Founded in 2016 by solar and storage finance experts, SolRiver utilizes an innovative yet disciplined investment approach to acquire clean energy assets across the country. We began with a single $3MM system, and four years later we have projects in 8 different states, with $200MM to deploy over the next twelve months. A key to our success is a small, talented, hard-working team. Our ethos is an entrepreneurial culture of ownership, problem-solving, and continuous improvement. The In House Counsel role will be a critical addition to the team, reporting to the CEO, responsible for legal matters while advising on business strategy and operational decisions.

About The Role

The In House Counsel role is both the attorney responsible for the execution of all of SolRiver's transactions and a key executive leading the company's growth. The ideal candidate is a solutions-oriented transactional attorney with a strong head for business. In our view, a "business-minded" lawyer understands how to balance risk/reward, with a bias toward finding creative solutions to risk allocations. In addition, he/she will drive meaningful improvements in how the team efficiently evaluates, closes, and manages its project investments.

Responsibilities

Lead the drafting and negotiation of acquisition agreements (MIPAs, APA, PSA, etc.) and construction agreements (EPC, O&M, DSAs).

Lead the negotiation, drafting, and critical review of equity agreements (tax equity OAs, ECCAs, etc) and financing agreements (e.g., construction and term debt).

Manage outside legal counsel engaged to represent SolRiver.

Support construction and asset management functions by providing advice in the normal course of business.

Work closely with team to develop and implement improvements to contracting processes and tools, including a suite of regularly updated template documents.

Support analyst team's due diligence process for acquisitions and financing.

Identify transactional risks of potential investments and propose commercial terms to mitigate said risk.

Requirements

Qualifications

We are seeking an attorney with two to four years of project finance experience. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with renewable energy transactions involving financing , acquisitions, and project documents. Candidates should have superior drafting and negotiation skills, the ability to take on significant responsibility and manage a challenging workload within a collaborative and fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be diligent, detail- oriented, proactive, supportive, and team-oriented.

Possess a JD from an accredited US law school, and be admitted to the Bar (any state may apply).

Intermediate skills in reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

Excellent time management skills with an advanced ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to be succinct and clear.

Superb interpersonal skills and positive get-it-done attitude; including an unwavering commitment to teamwork and self-improvement.

Refined business acumen, with the ability to identify and implement practical solutions to complex business and legal problems.

Intellectually curious.

Hardworking, responsive, and adaptable to what the situation dictates, including possessing the diligence to advance matters independently.

To Apply

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The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $150,000 and $200,000/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and SolRiver reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, SolRiver or individual department/team performance, and market factors.