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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 more than 20 years of experience handling mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and complex commercial agreements across a variety of industries. He brings this valuable transactional experience to his energy industry practice, where he has been responsible for more than $15 billion in energy-related transactions.

Mr. Gibson frequently serves as counsel to both U.S. and foreign developers, investors and lenders in the development, financing, construction and acquisition of energy projects covering a broad spectrum of energy technologies. Mr. Gibson has represented developers, lenders, investors and suppliers in renewable energy projects in 15 states representing more than 10,000 megawatts in operation and under development in wind, solar and battery storage projects.

As the firm’s practice area leader for the commercial contracts and transactions practice, Mr. Gibson has significant experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and transactions in multiple industries, including manufacturing, energy, chemical, logistics and transportation, professional services and consumer goods.  His experience includes drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for the full spectrum of contracting needs, including sourcing and procurement, sales and distribution, services, joint venture and development services, operation and maintenance, confidentiality, non-competition and non-circumvention. 

Mr. Gibson provides experienced and practical advice and legal management to help clients achieve their business goals, maximize efficiency and manage budgets and transactional risks.  He has extensive experience in developing and implementing training materials, policies and procedures for clients and their sales and procurement personnel, including best practices and practical approaches to managing contract and transactional risks.

  • Represented developers, lenders, investors and suppliers in renewable energy projects across the country representing more than 10,000 megawatts in operation and under development in wind, solar and battery storage projects.
  • Extensive experience managing transaction teams in energy related acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other strategic transactions, including legal management of: due diligence review; loan and/or tax equity documentation; federal, state and local regulatory issues and filings; real estate review and diligence; project permitting and land use matters; preparation, negotiation and filing of mortgages and security documents; and preparation and negotiation of necessary legal opinions.
  • Serving as outside general counsel to multiple clients by providing and managing commercial contracting and sourcing support, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating supply and service agreements for both vendors and purchasers spanning a wide range of industries.
  • Served as outside commercial counsel in connection with a $5 billion acquisition by a publicly traded manufacturing client. Primary responsibilities included advising on complex commercial issues and contracts affecting more than a dozen global manufacturing facilities, including post-closing integration and operational issues.
  • Represented leading renewable energy developer in tax equity financings of numerous wind projects in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, totaling more than 2,000 megawatts and more than $3 billion in financings.
  • Represented solar developer in the development and financing of 160 MW solar project in Georgia. 
  • Representing solar investment fund in multiple loans, totaling more than $100 million, to solar developers to finance ongoing development of utility-scale solar projects in multiple Northeastern and Midwestern states.
  • Represented international renewable energy company in tax equity financing of 278 MW wind project in Illinois.
  • Represented community solar developers in the development, construction and financing of a portfolio of community solar projects in Colorado.
  • Represented solar developer in the development, construction and financing of solar projects in Arizona.
  • 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 electric cooperative in sale of electrical distribution assets in Oklahoma.
  • Represented lenders in the financing of a 23 million gallons per year integrated biomass to cellulosic ethanol facility in Kansas.
  • 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 international chemical company in the purchase of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in a company that manufactures 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 its largest franchise group.
     

     

     
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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
Speaker
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

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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