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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996, Dean's Honor List; American Indian Law Review
    • B.A., Washington State University, 1993

Vice Chair of Polsinelli’s national energy practice group, Alan Claus Anderson has extensive experience serving as lead deal counsel and outside general counsel to public and private energy companies. He advises domestic and international oil and gas as well as wind and solar companies in all phases of the development and finance process. Alan also regularly represents oil and gas companies and serves as their outside general counsel. He advises these clients in the full range of activities including reviewing, structuring and negotiating acquisitions and development projects both domestically and internationally, and was selected for membership in the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. A former in-house counsel at a publicly traded oil and gas corporation, Alan has led numerous successfully negotiated oil and gas acquisitions.

Oil and Gas

  • Represented oil and gas subsidiary of NASDAQ traded company in divestiture of Midcontinent natural gas assets.
  • Represented a Singapore-based oil and gas exploration and production company in its investment, participation, and joint operations of producing properties and working interests in more than 60,000 acres in Colorado and North Dakota from a Norwegian oil and gas company.
  • Representation in connection with drafting comments to a revised model Production Sharing Agreement for the Republic of Congo for its use in oil and gas development.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in production payment financing.
  • Represented oil and gas company in acquisition and joint development of Middle East project.
  • Negotiated a 35-year oil and gas production sharing agreement with the Republic of Chile for the exploration and production of natural gas.
  • Represented oil and gas company involving negotiation and execution of heavy oil drilling services project in Madagascar.
  • Represented international oil and gas company on joint development agreement of Botswana oil and gas licenses.
  • Represented oil and gas drilling company in its worldwide drilling and E&P operations including Canada, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Central and South America.
  • Represented oil and gas E&P company in a Rule 506 broker-dealer private placement of up to $10 million in limited partnership interests.
  • Represented oil and gas non-operated working interest company in Rule 506 private placement of limited partnership interests related to Texas drilling program.
  • Represented oil and gas fund in Rule 506 private placement of tax sensitive limited partnership interests.
  • Represented oil and gas company in Rule 506 private placement of limited partnership interests in drilling program approved for individual retirement accounts help by trust companies.
  • Represented an independent oil and gas company in a broker-dealer private offering convertible notes to acquire and fund oil exploration and production activities in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Served as outside general counsel to an oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary of publicly traded company.

Renewable Energy

  • Represented lenders in the financing of a portfolio of wind power assets totaling 299 megawatts of wind energy capacity in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $475 million.
  • Represented a solar developer in the sale of a 1.34-megawatt photovoltaic system in Arizona.
  • Represented a solar developer in a successful installation with a Native American tribal utility.
  • Represented a wind and solar developer with respect to obtaining approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a wind and solar lease to be used on Federal Reserved land in South Dakota.
  • Represented a wind developer in the $265 million financing of a 165-megawatt wind project in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $325 million.
  • Represented solar developer in connection with drafting model solar services agreement and easement for use in Colorado solar projects.
  • Represented lenders in the $350 million financing of a 201-megawatt wind project in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $425 million.
  • Represented a tax equity investor in the $145 million acquisition and financing of a 60-megawatt Nebraska wind project.
  • Represented lenders in the $240 million financing of a 150-megawatt Missouri wind project.
  • Represented wind energy developer in the acquisition of a 100-megawatt wind project and developer’s negotiation of power purchase agreement with related utility.
  • Advised solar developer in third-party power purchase agreement project with non-profit power purchaser.
  • Advised a solar developer on a 3-megawatt photovoltaic project as shortlisted respondent on a tax-advantaged proposal for a Colorado project.
  • Advised largest mall owner REIT on third-party power purchase agreement proposals for California projects.
  • Represented lenders in the financing of a 23-million-gallon-per-year integrated biomass to cellulosic ethanol facility in Kansas, together with a 20-megawatt cogeneration plant that will provide steam and electricity to the ethanol facility.
  • Represented solar developer in the development of multiple feed-in-tariff photovoltaic solar projects in Ontario, Canada.
  • Represented solar developer in development of solar projects in Cayman Islands.
  • Represented wind developer in the sale of a 131 MW fully developed wind project with a power purchase agreement in Kansas.
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Polsinelli in partnership with Kansas Energy Information Network (KEIN)
2014 Report prepared by Polsinelli Attorneys Alan Claus Anderson, Britton Gibson, Luke Hagedorn and KEIN Founder, Scott W. White, Ph.D.
February 2014
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Annual Business Law Institute
Presentation given at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri
June 6, 2013
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North American Windpower, Volume 10, Number 5
An up-close examination of how Kansas' RPS survived recent attacks yields some important lessons for the wind industry.
Co-Authors: Alan Claus Anderson; J. Britton Gibson and Luke Hagedorn
June 2013
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Written testimony by Luke Hagedorn, Alan Claus Anderson, J. Britton Gibson before the Kansas House Standing Committee on Energy and Environment
March 19, 2013
podcast iconPolsinelli Podcasts
February 14, 2013
eAlertsNewsletters & E-Alerts
November 19, 2012
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Kansas Energy Information Network
Co-Authors Alan Claus Anderson, J. Britton Gibson, Scott W. White and Luke Hagedorn
September 2012
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Windpower Engineering & Development magazine
Co-Authors Alan Claus Anderson and Luke Hagedorn
September 2012
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Missouri Energy Initiatives, Energy Perspectives

Co-Authors Alan Claus Anderson and Frank Caro

June 2012
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Third Annual University of Missouri-Kansas City Energy Symposium
Moderator and Introduction of the Keynote address and session with former CIA Director R. James Woolsey; Kansas City, Missouri
May 10, 2012