Thomas R. Burton, III, Chair of the Energy and Clean Technology Practice Group at law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. will be a featured speaker at the 2010 World Energy Technologies Summit on March 18, 2010 in New York City. Joining him are executives from Deutsche Bank, the Cleantech Group and TIME Magazine.
The 2010 World Energy Technologies Summit, titled "REALITY CHECK: Energy Technologies Putting Us on the Path to Sustainability" is a result of a partnership between TIME Magazine and the World Technology Network. The event will feature leading experts – technologists, scientists, business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors, government and NGO representatives – for a day of discussions, panels and demonstrations exploring the role and influence of emerging energy technologies.
As founder and chair of one of the largest energy and clean technology law practices in the nation, Mr. Burton focuses on emerging growth, energy, clean technology and life sciences issues. He counsels clients on their growth and development and advises their boards of directors in all types of transactions including the formation, financing and sales of energy and clean technology companies. These transactions have taken place in markets such as renewables, smart grid projects, water technologies, waste treatment, biofuels, electric vehicles and green building, among others. The firm has completed over 100 venture capital and private equity financings, which have raised over $1 billion.
Since 2006, Mintz Levin's Energy and Clean Technology Practice Group has completed more than 120 transactions, including 40 in 2009 alone, and has closed more than $2 billion in deals. The Energy and Clean Technology Practice group includes more than 40 attorneys and professionals from across the firm's offices dedicated to offering clients a blend of comprehensive legal and government relations expertise, and practical business counseling. With over 200 energy and clean technology clients, attorneys in the Energy and Clean Technology Practice Group, working with professionals from the firm's consulting affiliate, ML Strategies, represent leading clean technology companies and innovative pioneers.