NEWARK, N.J.--(McCarter & English LLP is pleased to announce that Marshall B. McLean has joined the firm’s Environment & Energy, and Corporate Practice Groups as Special Counsel. He will be based in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office. McLean represents developers, manufacturers and investors in the renewable energy industry. He has assisted in the development, finance and sale of over 5,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects across the country, primarily in the wind, solar and geothermal sectors.)--Law firm
“Marshall is a leader in advising developers, lenders and contractors on legal issues in the solar energy business.”
“Renewable energy projects and services are a rapidly growing segment of our economy here in New Jersey, around the United States and throughout the world,” said Ira M. Gottlieb, practice group leader of McCarter’s Environment & Energy Group. “Marshall is a leader in advising developers, lenders and contractors on legal issues in the solar energy business.”
In the solar industry, McLean has experience in both photovoltaic and thermal solar projects. His work in this space includes the Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) projects in California and the Riverside Renewable Energy project in Gloucester City, NJ. Riverside is a 40MW rooftop photovoltaic project – the largest in North America – on the New Jersey side of Philadelphia’s Walt Whitman Bridge. McLean also helps companies succeed in the wind sector and has advised on some of the most high profile projects in the U.S., including the Alta wind project in Mojave, CA, currently, the largest in the U.S. The President of the New Jersey State Bar Association appointed McLean to co-chair the organization’s first-ever Special Committee on Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Climate Change.
In addition, McLean maintains a traditional corporate practice focused on mid-market M&A matters, including corporate finance, securities law and regulatory compliance. He has advised international clients in connection with M&A deals in China and Europe in the chemicals, health care, life sciences, transportation, private equity, consumer products and banking sectors.
The Bernardsville, NJ resident earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was a Lead Articles Editor for the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. He received his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College. In 2011, McLean, who is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, was recognized as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine.
Prior to joining McCarter & English, McLean was an associate in the Corporate & Securities and Energy & Natural Resources Groups of Reed Smith LLP in Princeton, NJ.
About McCarter’s Environment & Energy Practice Group
McCarter & English has a full service environment and energy practice. In addition to the group’s core environmental practice, its energy team provides a full range of legal counsel with a significant focus on renewable energy projects. Services include corporate transactional representation; regulatory advice; renewable energy and climate change counseling; renewable energy project financing and development, including solar, wind, biomass and cogeneration; emission reduction and carbon credit transactions. The team counsels clients and handles litigation for regulated businesses and supports mergers, acquisitions, regulated transactions, divestiture strategies and redevelopment projects. The environmental team of attorneys are also involved in Superfund, RCRA, Clean Water, Clean Air and related matters and provide advice on issues ranging from regulatory compliance, disclosure issues, and due diligence, to the resolution of complex administrative and judicial litigation before federal and state agencies and courts.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, established more than 170 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com