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Mintz’s Tom Burton Honored with Northeast Clean Energy Council’s “Decade of Influence Award”

Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Tom Burton, founder of its Energy & Sustainability practice, is among the recipients of the Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) “Decade of Influence Award.”

The awards honor clean energy industry leaders who have made their mark on the Northeast clean energy industry throughout the past decade. In addition to Mr. Burton, the following are also being recognized at NECEC’s tenth anniversary Green Tie Gala: 

  • Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA
  • Ian Bowles, Co-Founder & Managing Director, WindSail Capital Grou
  • Steve Cowell, President, E4TheFuture
  • Tim Healy, former Chairman & CEO, EnerNOC
  • George P. Sakellaris, President & CEO, Ameresco
  • Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs
  • Mitch Tyson, Tyson Associates, NECEC Board Chair

Founded in 2006, NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. The organization has grown to be a leading voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast.

Mr. Burton founded one of the first cleantech legal practices in the nation and has since advised hundreds of clients spanning from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Under his leadership as the Chair of Mintz’s Energy & Sustainability Practice, the team has completed more than 500 transactions across energy sectors totaling over $7.5 billion since 2006. Mr. Burton has served as counsel in the structuring and completion of more than 400 venture capital and private equity financings, representing both the funds providing the capital and the emerging growth companies seeking funding. He also routinely counsels businesses on their growth and development, advises their boards of directors, and participates in an array of transactions, which has led to the success and growth of businesses across the globe.

Mr. Burton’s support for early-stage cleantech startups also includes serving as a judge for Cleantech Open, MIT’s $100K Pitch Competition, MIT’s Clean Energy Prize and MassChallenge.