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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998, Tennessee Law Review, Student Materials Editor
    • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Britton Gibson has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions across a variety of industries, handling transactions with values ranging from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion. He brings this valuable transactional experience to his energy industry practice, where he has been responsible for more than $6 billion in energy-related transactions.

Mr. Gibson frequently serves as counsel to both U.S. and foreign developers and lenders in the development, financing, construction and acquisition of energy projects covering a broad spectrum of energy technologies. In renewable energy projects, Mr. Gibson has represented developers, lenders, investors and suppliers in renewable energy projects throughout the country that represent more than 3,500 megawatts under development in wind and solar energy.

In commercial transactions, Mr. Gibson is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in multiple industries, including long-term supply, joint venture, partnership, operation and maintenance, sales, distributorship, confidentiality, non-competition and similar agreements. He is also experienced in handling significant corporate restructurings involving both domestic and foreign subsidiaries.

  • 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 over 60,000 acres in Colorado and North Dakota with a Norwegian oil and gas company.
  • Represented independent oil and gas company in a private offering to fund oil exploration and production activities in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Represented lenders in the financing of a portfolio of wind power assets totaling 299 MW of wind energy in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $475 million.
  • Represented lenders in the $350 million financing of a 201 MW wind project in Kansas.
  • Represented a public utility in connection with the negotiation and simultaneous announcement of the sale of four separate electric and gas utilities for aggregate transaction proceeds in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented lenders in the financing of a 23 million gallon per year integrated biomass to cellulosic ethanol facility in Kansas, together with a 20 MW cogeneration plant that will provide steam and electricity to the ethanol facility.
  • Represented solar developer in the development, construction, and financing of multiple photovoltaic projects with an aggregate capacity of 3.8 MW in Arizona.
  • Represented solar developer in the sale of a 1.34 MW photovoltaic system in Arizona.
  • Represented lenders in $352 million financing for a 150 MW wind project in Missouri.
  • Represented international chemical company in the purchase of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in a company that manufacturers and markets materials for the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • Represented New York Stock Exchange listed company in a $278 million acquisition of one of its largest franchise groups.
  • Represented fractional aircraft company in its purchase of Embraer Phenom aircraft valued in excess of $75 million.
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New AWEA Property Tax Analysis
Speaker; Webinar; American Wind Energy Association
March 29, 2017
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December 7, 2015
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Annual Economic Impacts of Kansas Wind Energy
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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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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Regarding Economic Impacts of the RPS and Wind Generation on the State of Kansas
Written testimony by Luke Hagedorn, Alan Claus Anderson, J. Britton Gibson before the Kansas House Standing Committee on Energy and Environment
March 19, 2013
eAlerts Updates
November 19, 2012
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Wind Development in Kansas: A record breaking 2012, but what does the future hold for wind energy?
Kansas Energy Conference 2012
September 25, 2012
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A Wind Boom in the Sunflower State
Kansas Energy Information Network
Co-Authors Alan Claus Anderson, J. Britton Gibson, Scott W. White and Luke Hagedorn
September 2012
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Energy Transmission - A Critical Link to Our Energy Future
3rd Annual Energy Symposium: Expanding Business Opportunities in Energy; University of Missouri-Kansas City Continuing Legal Education


May 10, 2012
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North American Windpower, Volume 9, Number 3

Co-Authors Alan Claus Anderson and J. Britton Gibson

Although federal policy remains in flux, the U.S. wind energy market will likely prove too big for international investors to ignore.

April 2012