Richard E. Thompson  II - Mercer Thompson LLC

Richard E. Thompson II

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

For over eighteen years, Mr. Thompson has represented energy companies in their development, acquisition and sale, and ownership and operation of electric power projects on a worldwide basis (including in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East).  His experience includes projects deriving electric energy from natural gas, solar, wind, and biomass and coal energy sources. 

University of VirginiaBA 1992University of FloridaJ.D. 1995

Case History

Counsel to a Major Independent Power Producer — in connection with its development of a 125 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Arlington Valley, Arizona and a 175 MW solar project in Centinela, California.  Representation included drafting of EPC contract, O&M Agreement, Performance Guarantee arrangements and related documents. Development ongoing.
Counsel to a Utility Aggregation Cooperative — in connection with the structuring and negotiation of agreements to procure gas turbines, HRSGs and a steam turbine for a 1,000MW gas-fired power plant in Maryland.
Counsel to a Public Utility — in connection with the structuring and negotiation of an EPC Agreement and Turbine Procurement Agreement for a 400 MW greenfield gas-fired power plant developed in Oregon.
Counsel to an Independent Power Producer — in connection with its $350 million sale of power generation assets to a large regulated utility in Louisiana, including responsibility for all M&A documentation, joint ownership agreement, O&M agreement and multiple other complex transaction documents.

Office Location

191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4410
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Atlanta Metro Area
Richard E. Thompson II has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Energy Law