Dorothy Black Franzoni: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Dorothy Black Franzoni

Phone404.853.8489

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Practice Areas

  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Corporate
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Energy Project Development
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Finance
  • Nuclear
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trading & Transactions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8489
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Dorothy-Black-Franzoni
 
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1990, Georgia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Council Group Member, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association (2011-2013)
Chair, Electricity Committee, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Renewable Energy Committee, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Environmental and Renewable Energy Section, American Bar Association
Member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Advisory Board Member and past President, Genesis Shelter Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Board Member, Georgia Women for a Change, Atlanta, Georgia
Governing Committee, Sutherland Women Stepping Up, a non-profit philanthropic organization supporting the betterment of women and children worldwide

 
BornCincinnati, Ohio, March 30, 1961
 
Biography

Dorothy Black Franzoni is Chair of Sutherland's Renewable and Alternative Energy team. Dorothy's practice supports the commercial, project development and financial transactions fundamental to the development of nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewable energy projects. She counsels clients regarding project development for electric generating plants, power purchase and sale arrangements, power plant joint-ownership arrangements, power delivery scheduling and bulk system operations matters, federal loan and loan guarantee programs, secured and unsecured loan arrangements, tax-advantaged leasing transactions, and publicly issued and privately placed debt financings.

Dorothy's work also involves a wide range of corporate and regulatory issues affecting electric utilities and representation of utilities in mergers and acquisitions, federal securities laws disclosure and compliance matters.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation in acquisition.

Sutherland represents Kaua'I Island Utility Cooperative in developing solar generating facilities.

Sutherland represents Oglethorpe Power Corporation in matters with the Department of Energy.

Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of energy (2009-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2012-2014)

 
ISLN907289652
 

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Are You Really Sure That Construction Began? IRS Issues Third Notice Regarding Renewable Energy Tax Credit Beginning of Construction Test
Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jonathan Goldman,Amish M. Shah,Ram C. Sunkara,Thomas H. Warren, August 18, 2014
On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2014-46, which provides further guidance intended to assist developers and purchasers of renewable energy facilities evaluate whether such facilities satisfied the beginning of construction requirement for the...

Energy Tax Reform: Current Updates And What It Means For Companies In The Energy Sector
Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jonathan Goldman,Susan G. Lafferty,David M. McCullough,Amish M. Shah, March 20, 2014
Energy tax reform has been the subject of three recent, and very significant, administrative and legislative proposals:

Current Updates And What It Means For Companies In The Energy Sector
Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jonathan Goldman,Susan G. Lafferty,David M. McCullough,Amish M. Shah, March 19, 2014
Energy tax reform has been the subject of three recent, and very significant, administrative and legislative proposals:


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Dorothy Black Franzoni

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996




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