Peter A. Fozzard: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Peter A. Fozzard


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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Corporate
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Automotive
  • Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Timber & Forest Products
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8330
University Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D. Editor, Columbia Law Review
Admitted1986, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Leadership Georgia
Member, Leadership Atlanta

BornSt. Louis, Missouri, August 25, 1960

Working primarily with generation and transmission cooperatives, renewable energy developers and lenders across the country, Peter Fozzard helps these clients finance utility, telecommunications and other corporate operations and project development. His finance background includes senior, second lien and subordinated commercial financings; private placements and other taxable long-term debt issuances; government-guaranteed financings; project financing; public, pollution control and industrial revenue bond issuances; structured financings of inventories; commercial paper offerings; lines of credit; and letter of credit transactions.

Peter is also adept at structuring, negotiating and documenting intermediate and long-term purchases and sales of electricity (including tolling, power purchase and load serve arrangements), as well as the construction, operation, maintenance and purchase/sale of generating assets.

Selected Experience

Sutherland represents administrative agent in $425 million syndicated credit facility.

Sutherland represents Wolverine Power Supply in $150 million secured private placement.

Sutherland counsels electric generation co-op in multiuse credit facility, combining traditional finance and public finance practices.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of energy (2011-2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of project finance law (2007-2016) and utilities law (2015-2016)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2012) and also recognized in the areas of banking (2007, 2011) and energy and natural resources (2007)


Honorable William C. O'Kelley, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia.


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Eighth Circuit Upholds FERC Rule on Co-op Avoided Cost Rates
Peter A. Fozzard,Daniel E. Frank,Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jay Holloway,Matthew W. Nichols, October 8, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the long-standing determination by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the avoided cost rate paid by a distribution cooperative for energy purchased from a qualifying cogeneration or small power production facility (QF) is...

FERC Confirms Distribution Cooperatives Must Purchase QF Output
Peter A. Fozzard,Daniel E. Frank,Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jay Holloway,Daniella Landers, June 29, 2015
A distribution cooperative must purchase the electrical output made available to it by a qualifying facility (QF), notwithstanding restrictions in the cooperative’s all-requirements contract with its generation and transmission supplier (G&T) on third-party contracts. In a recent order, the...

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Peter A. Fozzard

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


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