Ken's practice is transactional. He has extensive experience in representing purchasers, sellers, investors and lenders in numerous mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions involving both public and private companies in a wide range of industries.
Ken's primary focus is renewable energy and other energy and industrial related projects and businesses. He represents a variety of developers, sponsors and investors in a broad range of renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, open-loop biomass, landfill gas, refined coal and geothermal projects and facilities. He has extensive experience in structuring and implementing tax equity and other investments in projects qualifying for Section 45 tax credits for the production of electricity from renewable resources and Section 1603 Treasury grants available for renewable energy projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He also advises clients in designing investment vehicles for financing the development of portfolios of commercial and residential solar assets, geothermal facilities and other renewable energy projects.
Other energy and industrial related projects include M&A, project finance and commercial transactions involving coke batteries and coke production, pulverized coal injection facilities for steel production, steel industry fuel, surface and deep coal mining assets and operations, paper manufacturing and other large industrial facilities and power projects.
Ken has served in a number of leadership positions in the firm, including service on its Recruiting Committee and as the Hiring Partner for the Richmond office. He currently serves as a member of the firm's Renewable Energy Steering Committee. He has served as an adjunct professor of corporate law at the University of Richmond and serves on boards of various charitable and educational organizations in and around Richmond.
Ken began his legal career in Atlanta and he has served in long-term assignments in the firm's Washington DC and New York offices, including a ten-month secondment as primary in-house counsel to the real estate syndication and advisory subsidiary of a major New York-based investment bank. Before law school, he practiced as a certified public accountant, licensed in Virginia.