About David

David Glanton is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. David’s work focuses primarily on project finance transactions for energy developers, project sponsors and lenders. He also aids clients on general corporate matters.

Working closely with his clients’ business, legal, and technical personnel, David has built a wealth of knowledge in the renewable energy and transportation sectors. His clients have included project sponsors, merchant transmission owners, independent power producers, and original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry. Clients have recognized and lauded David both for his pragmatism and his ability to plainly communicate effective strategies or solutions after quickly cutting to the heart of an issue.

David also has substantial experience working on regulatory and litigation matters, including seeking approvals before both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and mounting legal defenses for alleged violations of U.S. energy and environmental laws.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, David was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2015-2019). He has also had the honor to serve as deputy policy counsel for the Chamber of Digital Commerce (2018) and as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric L. Clay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2014-2015).

Prior to his legal career, David worked as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department of a NYSE-listed public company. In that role, he developed financial models for the purpose of evaluating strategic acquisitions and organic growth opportunities. That experience has proven to be invaluable to his legal practice.

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  • Assisted a project sponsor in completing a tax equity and debt financing in connection with the development and construction of an approximately 138 MW (dc) photovoltaic electric energy generating facility, having an estimated project value of $284 million.
  • Worked with a project developer in connection with a sale-leaseback of a portfolio of distributed and community solar projects.
  • Conducted due diligence in connection with various acquisitions of community solar project portfolios.
  • Drafted and reviewed corporate organizational, financing, and project documents in connection with renewable energy asset transactions.
  • Obtained EPA approvals for the sale of new motor vehicles and investigated/defended EPA enforcement actions.
  • Represented merchant transmission in contested rate proceedings; worked on various FERC approvals for public utilities and holding companies of QFs, EWGs, and FUCOs, including under Section 203, 204, and 205 of the FPA; and defended energy traders against FERC enforcement.
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Note, “Energy Gone to Waste: A Case for Promoting Waste-to-Energy Power Generation Over Landfills,” 5 GEO. WASH. J. ENERGY & ENVTL. L. 85, 2014

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