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Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter – December 2018

A Note from the Editors

Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox. This month’s edition includes:

  • Legal Feature: Mintz’s Neal Martin provides an update on the November US congressional elections and the implications of Frank Pallone Jr.’s expected role as Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce. Read here.
  • Legal Feature: The US Department of Energy Announced $98 Million in Funding for 40 Projects. Read here.
  • M&A Activity: Review the latest round of M&A activity in the cleantech space. Read here.
  • Washington Updates: Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including updates on congressional leadership for the 116th Congress and the introduction of legislation on carbon pricing. Read here.
  • Upcoming Events: See a curated listing of upcoming events. View here.

The Mintz Energy & Sustainability team wishes each of you a wonderful holiday season! View our e-card here.

We would also like to remind our readers that you can always ask us anything at We built the MintzEdge website as a resource for entrepreneurs and investors, and hope that all of you take advantage of the site and see how it can help you.


Legal Feature: November Elections Bring New Leadership to the House of Representatives

Legal Feature: The US Department of Energy Announced $98 Million in Funding for 40 Projects

M&A Activity

Washington Updates

Upcoming Events


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Thomas R. Burton, III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

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

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

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.