Drafting Site Control Agreements for Renewable Energy Projects: Due Diligence, Threshold Considerations, Unique Terms
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with guidance on drafting legal agreements used to establish site control for renewable energy projects via purchase, lease, and/or easement to create and maintain real estate rights for the project as well as recording a memorandum of the site control agreement to provide constructive notice of property rights to third parties. The panel will address real estate due diligence issues and threshold considerations related to renewable energy projects. The panel will also discuss provisions unique to site control agreements and best practices for negotiation and drafting.
- Real estate due diligence and threshold considerations prior to drafting the site control agreement
- Drafting the agreement (purchases, leases, easements)
- Unique provisions and drafting considerations
- Recording the memorandum of the site control agreement
- Purpose of recording the memorandum
- Provisions to be included in the memorandum
- Best practices for negotiation and drafting
The panel will review these and other important considerations:
- What are due diligence and threshold considerations for counsel prior to drafting site control agreements?
- How do the terms and provisions of site control agreements differ from standard real estate transactional contracts?
- What provisions should be contained in the memorandum of the site control agreement, and what is the purpose of recording the memorandum?
Christine Fernandez Owen
Norton Rose Fulbright US
Ms. Owen advises developers, owners, operators, and service providers of wind, solar, and energy storage projects in... | Read More
Ms. Owen advises developers, owners, operators, and service providers of wind, solar, and energy storage projects in matters involving real estate, title insurance, environmental diligence, negotiation of commercial contracts used in the development and construction of renewable energy projects, and diligence in support of acquisitions and financing of renewable energy projects. She has more than 13 years' experience in the renewable energy industry. In addition to serving as a shareholder of a boutique renewable energy law firm, she also has held positions as a utility scale wind developer and as assistant general counsel at one of the world's largest developer/owners of renewable energy projects. There, Ms. Owen served as lead counsel for the solar business unit, advising on all legal matters affecting the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of utility-scale solar energy projects, as well as diligence and negotiation of definitive agreements for acquisitions and divestitures of solar projects.Close
Fredrikson & Byron
Mr. Streier combines his experience in the energy and real estate industries to serve solar, wind and energy storage... | Read More
Mr. Streier combines his experience in the energy and real estate industries to serve solar, wind and energy storage developers, independent power producers, utility companies, real estate developers, landlords, tenants and investors. He focuses his practice in the areas of energy project development and financing, commercial real estate transactions and leasing, and real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions. With a focus on project site control, Mr. Streier drafts and reviews wind and solar energy leases, and easement agreements, purchase agreements and other real estate documents. He has extensive experience with performing title and survey review and corrective work to obtain financeable site control. Mr. Streier assists clients in reviewing, negotiating and drafting documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases and related documents, easements, declarations and conveyance documents. He also manages the review of due diligence materials for commercial real estate and energy transactions, including real estate agreement surveys, title commitments, proformas and underlying title exception documents.Close