Jackson M. Allen

Jackson M. Allen: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Biography

Jackson Allen represents clients in the power, natural gas and renewable energy sectors in connection with commercial transactions, project development, mergers and acquisitions, power purchase agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, construction agreements, and natural gas and power transactions. He has represented a number of independent power producers (IPPs), investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric cooperatives and project developers in connection with engineering, procurement and construction agreements for more than 15 solar and wind projects over the past two years.

Jackson’s experience ranges from small-scale net metering projects to large, utility-scale projects. Most recently, he was the lead associate on the Eversheds Sutherland (US) team that advised a utility client in its acquisition and development of a 150-MW solar project located in Texas. This work involved negotiating the acquisition of the project from the developer, advising on the engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the project, and assisting with various other development-related aspects.

Prior to joining the firm, Jackson participated in Eversheds Sutherland’s Summer Associate program.

Experience

Broad-based energy practice

Experience

Represented Consolidated Edison Development in the sale of a project company developing a 180-MW AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility in Texas and in the negotiation of related EPC and operational maintenance agreements.
Represented a large construction company in the negotiation of an EPC agreement for the construction of a $1 billion-plus transmission line in the Midwest.
Represented a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in the renegotiation of an EPC agreement for a 335-MW solar generation facility in California.
M&A Experience
Served as local counsel to an independent power producer in its acquisition of a portfolio of approximately 2,800 MW of generating assets in Georgia.
Advised an Australian-based LNG developer on the acquisition of a development-stage LNG export project in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Represented a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in its acquisition of a 95-MW solar generation facility in Texas.
Represented a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in its acquisition of a 50% interest in a 335-MW solar generation facility in Northern California.
Represented Rockland Capital in acquiring a 290-MW natural gas power plant.
Represented Consolidated Edison Development Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a Texas solar project for $227 million from OCI Solar Power.
Assisted a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in its acquisition of a 116-MW development-stage solar project in Texas.
Represented an electric generation and transmission cooperative in the acquisition of a research and development company focused on grid modernization and demand response.
Represented X-ELIO North America, Inc. in the acquisition of Lily Solar, LLC, which owned the development assets for an approximately 70-MWac / 103-MWdc solar generating facility in South Carolina from NARENCO, and advised on related agreements.
Project Development Experience
Advised a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in the negotiation of an EPC agreement for a 150-MW solar generation facility in Texas.
Advised a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in connection with an EPC agreement related to a switchyard for a Northern California solar facility.
Advised Consolidated Edison Company of New York on two of its Renewing the Energy Vision demonstration projects approved by the New York Public Service Commission.
Represented East Kentucky Power Cooperative in the development and negotiation of an EPC agreement with Lendlease.
Represented a renewable energy developer, owner and operator in connection with solar equipment supply arrangements, including module supply and storage agreements.
Represented an electric distribution and transmission cooperative in the proposed divestiture of power generation equipment.
Advised an electric generation and transmission cooperative on a form of purchase agreement related to a purchase option for a combined-cycle generating facility with an aggregate capacity of more than 500 MW.
PPA Experience
Advises a US wind energy development development company on the negotiation of power purchase agreements with seven electric utilities.
Represented an electric generation and transmission cooperative in negotiating tolling agreements for a 500-MW combined-cycle generating facility and for combustion turbines with total capacity of more than 325 MW.
Represents a South Carolina electricity and natural gas provider in its agreement with Clean Energy Collective to develop community solar projects and to provide customer rate credits.
Finance Experience
Represented an electric generation and transmission cooperative in connection with several taxable and tax-exempt bond offerings.
Served as underwriter's counsel in connection with debt restructuring for one of the country's largest electric generation and transmission cooperatives.
Represented Oglethorpe Power Corporation in matters with the Department of Energy.
Pro Bono Experience
Provides pro bono contractual advice to a Georgia-based charity focused on providing memorable trips for chronically and terminally ill children.
Helped a Georgia-based urban greenhouse establish corporate form and obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS for its parent company.

Publications

“While CHP is an attractive option, the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance and sale of energy commodities from CHP projects are filled with potential pitfalls for end-users.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Executive Order Mandates Clean Energy Consumption at Federal Buildings (March 20, 2015)
Yesterday, President Obama released an Executive Order entitled “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.” In short, the order mandates that heads of agency take action to promote ...

Articles

Microgrid Momentum Raises Legal and Regulatory Uncertainty (December 17, 2014)
Power Engineering
Severe weather, power outages and other grid disruptions have paved the way for the development of microgrid systems. Grid reliability is of paramount importance, and microgrids are a key component ...

Regular Contributor to Sutherland’s CoopLawBlog (2013)

Avoiding the Pitfalls in Combined Heat and Power (January 2, 2013)

News

In the News

ArcLight Sells Texas Gas-Fired Project (September 6, 2016)
Power Finance & Risk
Sutherland is mentioned in this Power Finance & Risk article for its role as legal counsel in Rockland Capital’s acquisition of a natural gas-fired combined cycle facility located in Victoria, Texas, ...

ConEdison Development Buys Texas Solar Project for $227M (January 22, 2016)
Texas Lawyer
In an article published by Texas Lawyer, Sutherland was mentioned for representing Consolidated Edison Development Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a Texas solar project for $227 million ...

Sutherland Represents ConEd on $227M Purchase of Texas Solar Plant (January 20, 2016)
The Deal
Sutherland is mentioned in this article published by The Deal, which describes the firm’s representation of Consolidated Edison Development Inc. in its purchase of a $227 million solar plant, Alamo ...

Taxation with Representation: Latham, Cravath, Sutherland (September 25, 2015)
Law360
Sutherland is mentioned in this Law360 article regarding their representation of ConEdison Development in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the planned construction of a 240-MW AC Panoche Valley ...

Press Releases

Eversheds Sutherland Represents X-ELIO in Solar Acquisition (October 15, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that it represented Spain-based solar developer X-ELIO in the acquisition from National Renewable Energy Corporation of Lily Solar LLC, owner of a ...

Eversheds Sutherland Represents Shell in Acquiring Minority Interest of US Solar Developer (January 18, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce it has represented Shell in the acquisition of a minority interest in Silicon Ranch Corporation, a leading US owner, developer and operator of ...

Sutherland Represents Rockland Capital in Acquiring a 290-MW Natural Gas Power Plant (September 1, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented Rockland Capital, LLC (Rockland) in connection with its affiliate, Redback Power, LLC, acquiring a 100% ...

Sutherland Represents ConEdison Development in Acquiring a 106-MW Texas Solar Project (January 20, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. with its acquisition of Alamo 7, a 106-MW solar electric generation ...

Sutherland Represents Energy Power Partners on Acquisition of Talen Energy Renewable Unit (November 5, 2015)
HOUSTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm counseled California-based Energy Power Partners in closing a purchase of the renewable energy unit of Talen Energy Corp., ...

Sutherland Represents ConEdison Development in Acquiring 50% Stake of a 240-MW AC California Solar Farm (September 22, 2015)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented ConEdison Development (CED) in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the planned construction of a 240-MW AC ...

Sutherland Advises Goldman Sachs on $1.5 Billion U.S. Private Placement for Basin Electric Power Cooperative (July 27, 2015)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm represented Goldman Sachs in its $1.5 billion 4(2) U.S. Private Placement (USPP) for Basin Electric Power Cooperative ...

Sutherland Represents Energy Power Partners in Purchase of Talen Energy Renewable Unit (July 1, 2015)
HOUSTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is representing California-based Energy Power Partners in the purchase of the renewable energy unit of Talen Energy Corp., ...

Sutherland Represents Liquefied Natural Gas Limited in Acquisition of Bear Head LNG Corporation (August 27, 2014)
HOUSTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that the firm represented Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL), an Australian publicly listed company (ASX: LNG; OTC ADR: LNGLY) based in ...

Sutherland Counsels Oglethorpe Power Corporation on $3.057 Billion DOE Guaranteed Loan for Nuclear Generation (February 20, 2014)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP counseled Oglethorpe Power Corporation in negotiating, and closing on February 20, 2014, a $3.057 billion Department of Energy guaranteed loan to finance a ...

Blogs/Social Media

“We identified a real need in the energy coop sector for a central source of information, so we developed CoopLawBlog.com, which provides daily information that impacts the industry. Cooperative stakeholders are now just one click away from cutting-edge news that affects their businesses.”

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
Year of First Admission:
2012
Admission:
2012, Georgia
ISLN:
922467721

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