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Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter — January 2022

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: Biden’s Infrastructure Law: Energy & Sustainability Implications. Read here.
  • Pioneer Feature: This month, we are excited to feature Osmoses, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff developing a novel membrane technology for gas separation. Read here.
  • Massachusetts Solar Power Update: SMART Program Doubles Capacity. Read here.
  • M&A Activity: Read about 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 coverage on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the investment roll-out procedure. Read here.
  • Event Highlights: Don’t miss this month’s exciting virtual events, including the C3E’s Women in Clean Energy webinar series: Maximizing Your Impact in the Clean Energy Transition, which highlights the outstanding work of clean energy professionals and brings in experts to discuss clean energy opportunities. Learn more here.
  • Emerging from the Pandemic: Mintz is focused on helping businesses leverage opportunities and avoid liability as they manage back-to-office transitions and regroup to compete in a changed marketplace. Visit our Emerging from the Pandemic web page to read more.

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



Legal Feature: Biden’s Infrastructure Law: Energy & Sustainability Implications

Pioneer Feature: Osmoses

Massachusetts Solar Power Update: SMART Program Doubles Capacity

M&A Activity

Washington Updates

Event Highlights

Emerging from the Pandemic: What Do You Need to Know Now?


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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.