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David L. Benson

Advising a provider of life insurance products in the restructuring of its international operations, including the formation and operation of its offshore and Hong Kong-based subsidiaries.
Advised Taco Bell franchisee management in buyout of all equity holders and the refinancing of all debt.
Advising the largest wholesale life insurance broker in the United States in the sale of all of its domestic operations through a combination of asset sale, share sale and merger transactions.
Advising a provider of software tools for wireless communications on general corporate matters and the private placement of approximately $10 million of equity securities.
Advising a provider of electro-optical materials for optical telecommunications and data networks and its publicly traded parent in the subsidiary's private placement of $24 million of equity securities.
Represented power producer in renegotiating and extending the terms of two wind power projects in California and negotiating options to acquire another wind power project and hydro-storage project.
Advised biomass fuel producer on structuring and financing of biomass projects, including offtake contracts for feedstock and sale of feedstock to biomass plant.
Advised manufacturer of specialty brushes on recapitalization of preferred stock holder.
Advised software company with respect to development, acquisition and protection of IP rights.
Advised Hong Kong-based financial services company on acquisition of another Hong-Kong based financial services company.
Advised minority equity holder in taking control of fishing company and its crab fishing rights under the NMFS.
Advised energy developer on structure and negotiation of geothermal power plant in Nevada.
Advised wholesale/retail distributor of specialty bakery products with regard to securities compliance and corporate governance matters.
Advised biodiesel company on structuring and acquisition of facility and EPC contract; advised company in redemption of interests held by minority equity holder.
Advised energy technology company on commercialization of new turbine technology and private placement of convertible notes.
Advised client on acquisition of all outstanding shares of brewing company from parent brewery in the United Kingdom.
Advised client on investment in series of companies owning and operating a winery and vineyard property.
Advised publicly held energy producer on the acquisition of a wind energy developer and on all projects under development throughout North America.
Advised financial services company on structuring joint venture in Dubai.
Advised company developing commercial scale production of algae for biofuels in private placement.
Advised client on the sale of a 137 MW wind farm located in Washington to California utility.
Advised publicly-held company on acquisition of an approximately 150 MW wind energy project in Texas.
Advised publicly held company on acquisition of wind energy project in Texas with approximately 300 MW of aggregate nameplate capacity.
Advised biofuels company based in Canada on private placement and initial public offering in U.S.
Advised natural gas technology and distribution company in private equity financings of $15 million.
Advised publicly held client in the acquisition and development of a 102 MW wind energy project in California.
Advised solar developer, a subsidiary of a publicly held company, in the development of 43 small commercial scale solar PV projects in Nevada.
Advised wind energy developer in the sale of a 150 MW wind energy development project in Ohio to NextEra.
Advised Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power in the sale of the 106.5 MW Shady Oaks wind farm project in Illinois to Goldwind USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the world's fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company
Advised Boston-based biogas developer in the acquisition of green waste collection and processing facility in California
Advised publicly-held Mumbai-based power company in the sale of a wind project in Idaho to a New York-based private equity fund.
Advised Swiss-based private equity fund in the tax equity financing of a portfolio of solar projects in New Jersey and Massachusetts
Advised Swiss-based private equity fund in the acquisition of portfolio of solar projects in New York
Advised Swiss-based private equity fund in the tax equity financing of a portfolio of solar projects in New York
Advised client in making tax equity investment in 106MW wind project
Advise publicly-held Canadian energy company in arranging debt and tax equity financing for portfolio of solar projects in New Jersey
Advised Swiss-based private equity fund in the tax equity financing of a portfolio of solar projects in California and Massachusetts
Represented a solar energy developer in the acquisition of a five (5) MW solar energy project in Connecticut.
Represented a major US energy company in due diligence on, and the strategic acquisition of, a wind project developer with wind projects under development in Texas, California and Kansas
Representation of the developer of the 46MW Oldman 2 wind farm in Alberta, Canada in connection with its sale to Ikea, the world's largest furniture retailer
Innogy Renewables US: Represented the US subsidiary of a German utility in its acquisition of a large portfolio of wind development assets
Representation of Montana-Dakota Utilities in the purchase of the 107.5 MW wind generation facility Thunder Spirit Wind from ALLETE Clean Energy. The facility has 43 turbines in commercial operation near Hettinger, North Dakota. It can provide power for 35,000 homes. Montana-Dakota Utilities is a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a NYSE company.
EcoPower Development: Represented a solar energy developer in the acquisition of a solar project located in Jacksonville, Florida.
EcoPower Development: Represented a solar energy developer in the development and tax equity financing of a California solar project.
Represented EcoPower Development, LLC in the development and tax equity financing of a 1MW roof top and carport solar project located in Walnut Creek, CA.
MDU CSG (Pahrump Solar Project): Advised client in the development and sale of a 17.5MW solar project in Nevada to a Japanese financial services company.
Starbucks: Advised corporate client in a $55 million tax equity transaction with Cypress Creek Renewables for multiple solar projects located in Texas.
Hudson Clean Energy: Represented a clean energy private equity firm in the sale of Eagle Creek, a developer, owner and operator of small hydro projects.
MDU Resources Group: Advised MDU Resources, Inc. on acquisition of 50MW North Dakota wind project.
Represented Portland, Oregon-based Element Power US, LLP, a developer of utility-scale solar and wind power projects, in the sale of its project portfolio to Capital Power (TSX: CPX), a power producer located in Edmonton, Canada. The portfolio included approximately 1.9 GW of wind and solar energy development projects located throughout the United States, including the operating wind project, Macho Springs in New Mexico.
BYD: Represented an electric vehicle manufacturer in connection with the structuring of its joint venture with a clean-energy finance company to lease electric buses.
Representation of Apex Clean energy in the acquisition of 11 wind energy projects in development from a Duke Energy affiliate.
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