About Jeff

Jeff Nielson is a transactional attorney specializing in the development, acquisition and financing of commercial real estate projects across the United States. He has deep experience in the renewable energy industry and regularly represents developers, tax equity investors and lenders in connection with solar and wind projects. His practice includes drafting and negotiating site control instruments and securing energy project title insurance. He also advises renewable energy developers on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters.

Jeff frequently represents financial institutions in connection with construction, bridge and other secured real estate financings. He has handled loan originations totaling hundreds of millions of dollars covering office buildings, retail centers, industrial facilities and other asset classes.

As a member of the firm’s timberlands team, Jeff has counseled clients on structuring and closing acquisitions and dispositions of large tracts of timberland in the Pacific Northwest and Southeastern United States.

Before joining the firm, Jeff was an associate in the Las Vegas office of an international law firm. He has also served as assistant general counsel at a financial company specializing in the acquisition and servicing of distressed commercial real estate loans.

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Experience gained prior to joining Stoel Rives

  • Represented international corporation on $12 million sale and leaseback transaction of industrial property in Las Vegas.
  • Represented life insurance company on $80 million loan financing of office complex in Galleria Area, Houston.
  • Represented lender on $48 million construction loan financing of agricultural facility in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • Conducted due diligence analysis, including title and survey review, for $200 million purchase of hotels in California.
  • Conducted corporate due diligence, including real estate matters for dozens of leased and owned restaurant and hotel properties, in connection with $400 million acquisition of large nightlife company.
  • Advised private equity fund on real estate issues arising from mergers and acquisitions of technology companies throughout the United States.
  • Advised healthcare company on development strategy and enforceability of restrictive covenants.
  • Advised timeshare company on corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
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Honors & Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Idaho, 2019-present
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, 2013–present
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada, 2017–present
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