• Share
  • Email
  • Print

Elisabeth Yandell McNeil

Fax +1.206.370.6132

Elisabeth Yandell McNeil represents a variety of U.S. and international clients. Her practice focuses on energy and infrastructure transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments in wind, solar, biomass, and other energy projects and services. She also advises clients in transactions involving clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Ms. McNeil is recognized on the Washington Rising Stars list (2016-17).

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Ms. McNeil practiced as an associate in a Seattle-area law firm where she represented public and private clients. Before attending law school, she served as an intern in the office of the Vice President of the European Parliament.


  • Selected to the Washington Rising Stars list, 2016-18
  • Acritas Stars – independently rated lawyer, 2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association, Partnership and LLC Law Committee, Business Law Section, Co-Chair
  • WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy), Co-Director, Seattle Chapter
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Past President
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Speaking Engagements

  • "Let’s Make a Deal: Wind + Storage," AWEA Windpower Conference, May 20-23, 2019
  • “Identifying and Innovating through Points of Resistance in Renewables,” April 2018
  • “The New Tax Bill Workshop: Impact on the Renewable Energy Industry,” January 2018
  • “Navigating Changes in Energy Attitudes Coast to Coast,” May 2017
  • “The New Washington LLC Act,” Washing Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Course, January 2016
  • "Around the World of Business Law: 80 Things Every Washington Lawyer Must Know," Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Conference, May 2013
  • Represented a large U.S. public pension fund in the acquisition of ownership interests of a 550 MW solar power project in California.
  • Represented an international energy company in its acquisition of two energy services companies.
  • Represented an international energy company in its acquisition of distributed solar power projects and a wind project.
  • Represented various other companies in sales and acquisitions of wind and solar facilities.
  • Represented a provider of temporary labor services in its acquisitions of staffing company.
  • Represented a public company in a going-private merger.
  • Represented a hospitality company in its acquisition of a restaurant group.
  • Represented various emerging companies in connection with formation and financing.
  • Represented an aerospace company in its sale to a public company.
  • Represented a telecom company in a proposed combination.
  • Represented various portfolio companies in sales of financial assets.
  • Represented a healthcare company in the sale of a corporate division.
  • Represented a hospitality company in the acquisition of a food and beverage company.