Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 11:00AM - 7:00PM (EST)
Location: 40th Floor Conference Center, Mintz
Agenda & Speaker Biographies
Loan Programs Office (LPO) – Martin Toulouse
A Mintz ESG Primer
Meet Mintz's Energy & Sustainability Team
Meet Mintz’s Projects & Infrastructure Team
We are pleased to share video interviews with several of our panelists below. Please click on the thumbnail to access the interview.
Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.
Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Ayaz R. Shaikh is the Chair of Mintz’s Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience advising on the structuring, development, financing, construction, acquisition, and sale of energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and around the world.
Paul H. Dickerson is a Mintz Member and a leader in the energy sector. He's served as Chief Operating Officer for the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). He also served as Chief of Staff for the US and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce.
Kristopher L. Kirkwood is Of Counsel at Mintz, where he represents clients in a wide range of project development, project finance, and M&A matters.
Steven Shparber is a Member at Mintz who represents energy project developers, private equity and infrastructure funds, commercial and corporate end users of energy, and clean energy trade groups across a broad spectrum of high-stakes legal and business matters. He handles power sector–related federal and state regulatory issues at FERC and other agencies, counsels clients on energy transactions and project development matters, and provides guidance on emerging issues in the energy sector.
Gregg M. Benson is a Member at Mintz with a multifaceted tax law practice. He advises US and international clients, including companies and individuals, on a wide range of tax issues related to transactions, estate tax planning, and renewable energy projects.
Rachel Gholston is a Mintz attorney who represents early-stage companies, investment funds, and public companies in governance, securities offerings, acquisitions, and compliance matters. For early-stage companies, Rachel represents companies and investors in venture capital financing transactions.