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Eric W. Macaux

Associate

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+1.617.348.1677

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Eric advises energy project sponsors, developers and investors on a wide variety of transactions, including debt and equity financing and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his financing experience, Eric has extensive experience with power purchase agreements, net metering credit purchase agreements, state REC contracts and other key project documents. His project experience spans a variety of assets, including solar, wind, hydropower, biogas and energy storage. Eric also advises cutting-edge energy generation, energy storage and water technology clients preparing for commercial and pre-commercial deployment. He has also advised public and private companies on establishing and implementing sustainability and energy goals.

Before joining Mintz, Eric held senior positions at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), where he served as General Counsel and Senior Director for Strategy, advising the MassCEC board and other senior management on all aspects of governance, compliance, disputes, employment matters, confidentiality, and legislative and policy developments.

Education

  • Georgetown University (JD)
  • Washington University (BA, summa cum laude)

Experience

  • Led a $67 million back-leverage refinancing and tax equity buy-out of a solar portfolio spanning approximately 35 sites in 3 states.
  • Represented growth-stage solar developer on over 10 project financings for distributed-scale PV.
  • Corporate and project counsel to growth-phase water technology company, including corporate restructuring for domestic and international commercial deployment.
  • Buyer’s counsel on the acquisition and Series A financing of an alternative fuels and alternative chemicals business.
  • Advised a national solar developer on the acquisition and development of solar projects and project portfolios in Massachusetts and North Carolina.
  • On behalf of a prominent solar developer and yieldco, negotiated a $40 million asset-based collateral package supporting multiple SREC offtake agreements.
  • Represented a clean energy–focused private equity fund on multiple project financings, including equipment, construction, and revolving debt for solar, biogas, and biofuel projects in California and North Carolina.
  • On behalf of a biogas developer, negotiated term financing for a 4.5 MW landfill gas-to-energy project in Washington, and negotiated key project documents, including PPAs, REC agreements, and O&M contract.
  • Lead counsel to the developer of North America’s first marine commerce terminal purpose-built to support offshore wind projects.
  • Negotiated the EPC agreement for the Wind Technology Testing Center, North America’s largest wind blade test facility, as well as multiple testing services contracts with leading wind blade manufacturers.

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list: Rising Star – Securities & Corporate Finance (2016 – 2017)
  • Hyman Meltzer Memorial Award for Excellence in Research, Washington University
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Involvement

  • Judge, MIT Clean Energy Prize: Renewable Energy Track Grand Finals (2016)
  • Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association Energy and Telecommunications Sub Committee

Recent Insights

News & Press

Events

Viewpoints

In May, Mintz Levin client Axiom Exergy closed an impressive $7.6 million Series A round to scale its cold-storage device for grocery stores, bringing its total fundraising to $12.5 million.
Following months of speculation, on January 23, 2018, the Trump Administration issued a Proclamation announcing new tariffs on imported solar cells and modules (the “Solar Tariff”) in response to the Section 201 petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld Americas.
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
Last week’s “Financing Renewable Energy” tax credit conference, by Novogradac and Company, affirmed some market trends that we have seen in recent project finance deals.

News & Press

Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
Mintz attorneys represented Greentech Media, Inc. in its sale to Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider. Greentech Media is an industry-leading information services provider for the next-generation electricity and renewables sector.

Events

Speaker
Jun
23
2016

Getting Savvy on Series A Financings

Venture Café

Cambridge, MA

Speaker
Nov
17
2015

Keynote: US Power Sector & Project Finance

Sustainatopia

Hyatt Regency Boston, MA