Weezie has joined the firm as a partner with over twenty years of experience in complex commercial transactions, business law and corporate law both domestically and internationally. Weezie has worked in the Energy & Infrastructure Industry most of her career and has specialized in renewable energy projects for the past 14 years. During her 13 year tenure at Nextera Energy, Inc. she was Managing Attorney in the Commercial Transaction Group and managed the legal work for NextEra’s expansion into the Canadian market consisting of investments in Wind, Solar, Energy Storage and Transmission Projects. She also played a key role in the IPO of NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) on the NYSE and other material corporate development initiatives.
Weezie also worked with the law firm of Andrews & Kurth in Houston, TX, where she represented the Enron Bankruptcy estate in the liquidation of Enron’s trading books, natural gas liquids inventory and secured favorable resolution of some of the largest complex contractual disputes involved in the bankruptcy. Weezie also represented other major energy companies including NRG, Entergy and The Wing Group in the development, acquisition, divestiture, construction, ownership and operation of power projects and related infrastructure. She has closed energy transactions in China, Turkey, Canada, England and the United States.
In addition to renewable energy projects, Weezie has experience with coal, gas-fired, combined-cycle and LNG energy projects, energy distribution companies, gas pipelines, fuel transportation and smart grid technology. Weezie advises clients in a wide variety of matters including business, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, project finance, government grants and subsidies, compliance with regulations and anti-corruption laws and negotiation of physical and financial power purchase agreements, commodity trading contracts, origination agreements, tolling agreements, Engineering Constructions and Procurement Contracts, Equipment Supply Contracts, Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreements, Tax Abatements, Community Vibrancy Agreements and more. She has experience negotiating with municipalities, government agencies at both the state and federal level and has worked very closing with various government agencies throughout Canada and China as well as First Nation Communities in Canada.
Prior to working in the energy and infrastructure industry, Weezie represented banks and developers in connection with commercial real estate transactions. Her expertise in energy and sustainability together with her knowledge of real estate and corporate law will be valuable to our real estate and corporate clients as they continue to search for innovative energy and sustainable solutions. Weezie’s in-house experience with Fortune 200 companies as well as private companies gives her a unique understanding of the importance of strong commercial acumen and practical problem solving skills.
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