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Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter – March 2019

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:

  • Special Announcement: Mintz presents a webinar series on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Read here.
  • Legal Feature: Mintz’s Lewis Geffen and Soobin Kim provide insight into legal issues that can arise when documents used in venture financings contain provisions bestowing disproportionate director voting rights if those rights are not included in the certificate of incorporation. Read here.
  • Legal Feature: Mintz’s David O’Connor and Tom Burton analyze how recently enacted Massachusetts laws could impact the future of offshore wind development in the state. Read here.
  • M&A Activity: Review the latest round of M&A activity in the energy and sustainability space. Read here.
  • Washington Updates: Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including information on the upcoming climate change hearing and changes in subcommittee leadership. Read here.
  • Event Highlights: Don’t miss exciting industry events in the coming weeks, including the Women on Corporate Boards Panel, presented by Ellevate Network and Women Investing In A Sustainable Economy, and the largest gathering of purpose-led CEOs at Big Path Capital’s Momentum Summit. View 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.


Special Announcement: Mintz presents a webinar series on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Legal Feature: CAUTION: Director Veto Rights in Financing Documents May Constitute “Disproportionate Voting”

Legal Feature: Will MA Continue to Lead on Offshore Wind Development?

M&A Activity

Washington Updates

Event Highlights


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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.