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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Buck B. Endemann

Advised utility on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for a green hydrogen energy storage project.
Advised retailer on the purchase of green hydrogen-fueled electric vehicle charging station for retailer’s electric vehicle fleet.
Represented California utility in adversarial proceeding before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in connection with a project opponent's request to underground a 500 kV transmission line.
Negotiated conservation easements for the protection of hundreds of acres of wildlands in the Truckee-Donner region of Northern California.
Represented developer in negotiations with California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to amend an existing Remedial Action Plan and develop a mixed-use property with residential elements in Carson, California.
Represented clients before Department of Water Resources for purchase and sale of water rights in Los Angeles to facilitate dairy and remediation projects.
Counseled biomedical company on hazardous waste and storage tank compliance issues arising from the buildout of new lab space in South San Francisco.
Counseled property developer on CEQA and hazardous waste issues in connection with redeveloping former Bay-area landfill to a $6.5 billion mixed-use project, including obtaining approval from the City of Santa Clara.
Represented pharmaceutical company in class-action and cost-recovery litigation arising out of historical operations at its former research and development facility in northern New Jersey.
Represented chemical company in all aspects related to cleanup of its former manufacturing facility in Torrance, California, the Montrose Superfund Site. Negotiated easements with private parties and franchises with the City and County of Los Angeles to implement an extensive groundwater treatment system required by a U.S. EPA consent decree.
Represented desalination plant developer in connection with various CEQA challenges arising from plant’s co-location with existing once-through-cooling power plant.
Represented lender in diligence of land use and environmental issues associated with financing a 50 MW geothermal plant near the Salton Sea.
Represented lender in $845 million financing of a 620 MW combined-cycle power plant that received the first-ever federal air permit with a voluntary limit on greenhouse gas emissions.
Represented 1,000 MW combined-cycle power generator in multi-million dollar dispute over water supply contract.
  Represented California utility in federal litigation brought by Core Transport Agents (i.e., third-party providers of natural gas) challenging CPUC-approved billing tariffs.
Counseled wind developer in negotiations with the Bureau of Land Management for the issuance of the first-ever take permit for the California Condor for a 318 MW wind project in Kern County, California.
Counseled solar developer in connection with CEQA and Endangered Species Act (desert tortoise) litigation challenges to a 250 MW and a 300 MW utility-scale solar project in Southern California.
Represented California utility before the CPUC on siting, permitting, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for various transmission line and substation projects.
Represented California utility before the CPUC on water, endangered species, and nesting bird impacts during construction phase of a high-voltage transmission line.
Counseled cogeneration facility in negotiations among the transmission provider, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and electrical and steam offtaker for a creative behind-the-meter energy deal.
Counseled private equity firm with combined-cycle and energy storage assets on compliance with CPUC and CAISO flexible capacity and flexible resource adequacy requirements.
Represented California utility in adversarial proceeding before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in connection with a project opponent's request to underground a 500 kV transmission line.
Represent institutional agricultural investor in the construction and development of a water bank in Kern County, California
Represent developer in the acquisition of a portfolio of behind-the-meter energy storage assets and related utility demand response and energy management services agreements.
Represent corporate venture fund in multiple early-stage investments into distributed energy resource (DER), electric vehicle (EV), and energy management system software companies.
Represent thermal energy developer on regulatory aspects of constructing, operating, and owning a bay heat recovery district energy utility.
Counseled biodiesel developer on commercial issues regarding the sale of federal RINs and California LCFS compliance credits.
Counseled energy storage developer on interconnection procedures for integrating advanced energy storage solutions into PG&E and CAISO grids.
Counseled municipality on federal Renewable Identification Number issues in connection with landfill and wastewater gas collection facilities.
Represent timber interest to obtain an Incidental Take Permit and prepare a Habitat Conservation Plan for Northern and California Spotted Owl (including NEPA review)
Counsel software company on developing distributed ledger platform to track and trade renewable energy credits.
Represent equity investor in development of portfolio of dairy digester projects and monetization of RIN and LCFS credits.
Direct Energy LP in its Series C2-Investment in GreenCom AG
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