Clark Hill Adds Steve Recchia to Renewable Energy Practice
Clark Hill announced today that Steve Recchia has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Environment, Energy & Natural Resources practice group.
Joining Clark Hill’s San Diego office, Recchia will initially focus his practice on the acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects as well as transactions related to development and asset management with an emphasis on solar, wind, and energy storage projects.
“We’re very excited to have Steve join our renewable energy practice. His experience in the private sector will bring a great perspective to our team,” said EENR Business Unit Director Rod Williamson.
Over the past 14 years, Recchia has represented developers, owners and operators, investors, and equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in drafting and negotiating various project documents, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), equipment supply agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), partnership-joint ventures, membership interest purchase agreements (MIPA), and asset management-operation and maintenance agreements.
“Joining Clark Hill’s EENR practice is a tremendous opportunity for the next stage of my career,” Recchia said. “I look forward to meeting with the group and beginning the work of providing efficient solutions to renewable energy clients.”
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Recchia was general counsel for renewable energy companies. He earned his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law.
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