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.
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 The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: renewable/alternative (2015)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of energy (2009-2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2012-2016) and utilities law (2015-2016)
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Honorable Thomas A. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit.