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Audrey C. Louison

Member / Chair, Project Development & Finance Practice

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+1.202.434.7380

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Audrey is Chair of the Project Development & Finance Practice and a member of the Energy & Sustainability Practice. Her practice focuses on advising and guiding power projects, power transactions, and power technologies from development through contracting and financing.

Audrey advises clients on project development, project financing, project sales and acquisitions, and equity investments in renewable energy, retail power supply. The clients she counsels include developers, investors, owners, retail suppliers, contractors, and technology providers. Audrey has worked on projects throughout the United States, Africa, and Eastern Europe in solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, hydropower, and natural gas.

The firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice has completed more than 500 transactions across energy sectors totaling over $8.5 billion since 2006. Serving more than 250 clients, spanning the ecosystem from emerging companies to large corporations, venture capital and private equity funds, investment banks, project developers, and family offices, the firm is recognized nationally as a leading law firm in the space.

Education

  • Boston College (JD)
  • Georgetown University (BSFS)

Experience

  • Borrower's counsel for multiple wind project acquisition and development financings
  • Developer’s counsel for development and financings of 100 MW portfolio of solar distributed generation projects
  • Purchaser’s counsel for ongoing programmatic acquisitions of solar distributed generation projects nationwide
  • Retail supplier’s counsel for multiple credit facilities transactions
  • Seller’s counsel for portfolio of utility scale solar power projects in SPP
  • Seller’s counsel for portfolio of utility scale solar power projects in PJM
  • Developer’s counsel for acquisition of retail, community and utility solar projects in New York and California
  • Purchaser’s counsel for acquisition of 180 MW portfolio of wind generation projects
  • Seller’s counsel for sale of 250 MW wind project
  • Investor’s counsel for investment in portfolio of waste-to-energy projects
  • Seller’s counsel for 50 MW biomass project development assets
  • Project counsel for the development and sale-leaseback of 18 MW solar project in Maryland
  • Investor’s counsel for acquisition of majority common ownership interest in 50 MW solar photovoltaic projects portfolios
  • Sponsor’s counsel for multiple tax equity financings
  • Developer’s counsel for the development of two 5 MW anaerobic digestion facilities
  • Developer’s counsel for a 9 MW geothermal project in the Caribbean islands

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

Clean Edge 2014 Clean Energy Trends Report: Key Trends Emerging from 2013

April 8, 2014 | Blog | By Thomas Burton, Sahir Surmeli, Paul Dickerson, Audrey Louison

Mintz Levin is proud to be a part of the Clean Edge 2014 Clean Energy Trends Report. The annual report, now in its 13th year, provides substantive data analysis of happenings in the cleantech marketplace and insights into issues which will be impactful in the near future.
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News & Press

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In an article published by Greentech Media, Mintz Member and Chair of the Energy & Sustainability Practice Tom Burton and Member and Chair of the Project Development & Finance Practice Audrey Louison were quoted discussing the economic impact of COVID-19 on new energy developments and solar companies.
An August 27 article published by American Banker examined a heightened interest in investing in renewable energy from Fifth Third Bancorp, as well as other big banks and regional and community banks. The article included commentary from Mintz Member and Chair of the Project Development & Finance Practice Audrey Louison and Mintz Member Eric Macaux.

Events

Mar
18
2020

Party on the Patio with Mintz

At the Solar Power Summit - March 18

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | VUE Restaurant Patio