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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).

Location

  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4410
    Atlanta, GA 30303

Education

  • 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® 2022 for work in:

  • Energy Law

Awards:

  • • 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

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.

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.

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