Alex Mertens Appointed Co-chair of Stoel Rives’ Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group

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SEATTLE – Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that Alex Mertens has been appointed co-chair of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group. She succeeds Brian Nese, who will become office managing partner of the firm’s three California locations.

“I am pleased to welcome Alex as co-chair of our Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group,” said James Torgerson, Stoel Rives’ firm managing partner. “I’m looking forward to her leadership in continuing the incredible growth the energy group has seen over the last 15 years.”

Mertens is a partner in the firm’s project finance practice. She is experienced in energy finance matters and advises energy developers on issues concerning the acquisition, development, financing and sale of energy projects, with a particular focus on negotiating equity, tax equity and debt financings.

“I look forward to continuing our work in the energy industry and to supporting our clients with new and innovative solutions,” said Mertens. “One of the many things I enjoy about working at Stoel Rives is our industry-focused approach to client service, which involves understanding our clients’ business goals and helping them achieve them.”

Mertens is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. She serves as a partner on the Environmental Collective Action Team of Social Venture Partners for which she is a former vice chair.

Washington Super Lawyers named Mertens as Top Women (Business/Corporate) in 2018. The organization listed her among Rising Stars (Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions) in 2016-2018.

Mertens received her B.A. in economics from Haverford College before obtaining her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

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