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Verna Krishnamurthy


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Verna focuses her practice on corporate transactional matters, including corporate formation, growth financing, and stock and asset acquisitions. In particular, she advises numerous clients in the energy sector, including energy project developers and investors, and technology companies in the renewable energy generation, energy storage, and water technology industries.  In addition to her corporate formation and financing work, Verna regularly advises renewable energy and energy storage developers and sponsors  in connection with the development, acquisition, sale, and financing of utility- and distributed-scale projects and project portfolios.

Verna is also actively involved in the ESG and impact investing community and frequently advises companies with respect to their impact and sustainability goals.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD)
  • University of Pittsburgh (BA, summa cum laude)


  • Represented a leading global private equity fund in connection with a $110M equity investment in development-stage utility-scale energy storage projects in the United States and Canada.
  • Sell-side counsel to a developer of community solar projects in New York in connection with the sale of multiple project portfolios.
  • Borrower counsel on the financing of a solar project portfolio spanning 14 sites in 3 states.
  • Represented a water technology company in various growth financings to expand and finance operations in North America, South America, and Asia.
  • Represented a solar panel technology company with respect to general corporate matters and early stage financing.


  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
  • Member, New England Women in Energy and the Environment
  • Member, Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy (WISE)


- Spanish

- Tamil

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New York Approves Major Offshore Wind Energy Deal

August 12, 2019 | Blog | By Verna Krishnamurthy

As the latest step in New York’s hard-driving clean energy agenda, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of a major offshore wind energy deal while signing the state’s Green New Deal into law on July 18.
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The Impact Terms Project: Defining the Standard for Impact

April 23, 2019 | Blog | By Verna Krishnamurthy

The Impact Terms Project (“ITP”) was launched as a platform intended to provide guidance on best practices to entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders in the rapidly-evolving social enterprise space. To this end, the ITP covers a broad range of topics from corporate formation and financing to exit terms, building a foundation of resources on “what’s market” for those involved in impact. This article discusses the ITP's effort to build institutional knowledge for both entrepreneurs and potential investors in the impact space.
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Increasing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solutions

January 22, 2019 | Blog | By Verna Krishnamurthy

One billion people around the world currently live without access to electricity, and many more do not have a reliable energy source. Until recently, energy consumers relied almost exclusively on centralized grid infrastructure for their energy needs, aided by government subsidies and public utilities. Today, however, with significant advancements and reduced costs associated with renewable energy technology, a growing opportunity has emerged for decentralized, off-grid energy solutions to bridge the gap in energy access in the United States and abroad.
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SEC Rules and Human Rights: Specialized Disclosure for Corporate Accountability

May 15, 2015 | University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

Verna Krishnamurthy authored this piece, "SEC Rules and Human Rights: Specialized Disclosure for Corporate Accountability" for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.