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Since 1995, Richard “Chip” Thompson has represented energy companies in their development, acquisition and sale, and ownership and operation of energy projects. These projects include natural gas, solar, wind, biomass, transmission, battery storage, gas pipelines, and other energy projects located across the United States and abroad (including in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East).

Chip’s expertise includes structuring, negotiating, and drafting the various complex legal agreements required for such projects, including EPC Agreements, Equipment Procurement Agreements, Engineering Services Agreements, LTSAs, O&M Contracts, Stock Purchase Agreements, Membership Interest Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements, LLC Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, and Fuel Supply Agreements (including biomass).

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business honored Chip with a "Band 1" ranking, and the publication quoted an interviewee as saying that Chip "has great relationships with companies and other firms in the space, provides practical, great advice, and is very responsive.” Above all, Chip is committed to building long-term, trust-based relationships with his clients and is passionate about helping them succeed in their business endeavors.

  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4410
    Atlanta, GA 30303
  • University of Florida, J.D., graduated 1995
  • University of Virginia, BA, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Energy Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Energy Law, Atlanta (2015)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Energy Law
  • Lead EPC Counsel to Project that won Project Finance Magazine’s “2012 North American Single-Asset Power Deal of the Year” Award
  • Lead EPC Counsel for Project that won Project Finance Magazine’s “2008 Portfolio Project Deal of the Year” Award
  • Lead EPC Counsel for Project that won First-Runner-Up for Pennwell’s “2007 Project of the Year” Award
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Construction Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Project Finance Law

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