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John M.Lamberski

John M. Lamberski

John M. Lamberski

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Email: jmlamberski@mercerthompson.com
Direct Dial: 404.577.4205
Fax: 404.577.4206
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For over 25 years, John Lamberski has advised electric utility companies in a wide variety of complex transactional matters. His expertise centers on the generation of electric energy from facilities of all fuel sources, including natural gas, coal and nuclear, as well as renewable resource facilities. The breadth of John’s transactional expertise includes the engineering, procurement and construction of generating facilities, the purchase and sale of generating assets, the purchase and sale of capacity, energy and ancillary services, the development and implementation of requests for proposals for each of the foregoing, operation and maintenance agreements, co-ownership arrangements, long term service agreements and other transactions. In July of 2009, after 22 years of practice with the international law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP, John joined several of his former project development and finance partners from Troutman Sanders in the formation of a new paradigm energy boutique law firm. John is proud to join his colleagues in offering the highest quality legal services focused on electric power sector transactions, including complex financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and other transactions.



Professional Experience

  • Principal, Mercer Thompson LLC, July 2009- Present
  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1994- 2009
  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1987- 1993
  • Staff Attorney, New York Power Authority, 1983- 1987
  • Licensing Engineer / Manager, N.Y. Power Authority, 1979- 1983
  • Licensing Engineer, Burns & Roe, 1977- 1979
  • Construction Engineer, General Dynamics, 1975- 1977

Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to a large investor-owned utility company in connection with the acquisition of numerous renewable energy project companies, including wind and photovoltaic solar generating facilities, throughout the United States totaling approximately 500 MW
  • Counsel to Duke Energy Carolinas in connection with its potential acquisition of an ownership interest in the new VC Summer Nuclear Station (AP1000) Units 2 and 3, under construction in Jenkinsville, South Carolina, including with respect to the existing EPC agreement and joint ownership agreements for Units 2 and 3
  • Counsel to Duke Energy Carolinas in connection with its potential development of the proposed William S. Lee Nuclear Plant in South Carolina, including with respect to the negotiation of an EPC agreement and joint ownership agreements
  • Counsel to Georgia Power Company in connection with the preparation and negotiation of a turnkey EPC agreement to add two new AP1000 nuclear power generating units to the existing Plant Vogtle site in Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Counsel to Dominion Resources Services, Inc. with respect to its 2009 request for proposals (RFP) for a turnkey EPC agreement for Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed North Anna 3 Nuclear Power Station, including the development of a pro forma EPC agreement
  • Counsel to Blue Castle Holdings, Inc. in connection with commercial matters surrounding the development of the proposed Blue Castle Project, a greenfield nuclear power plant to be located near Green River, Utah
  • Counsel to a large investor-owned utility company in connection with the joint development with co-owners of a nominal 633 MW dual fuel combined cycle generating facility that began commercial operation in 2003, including the negotiation and preparation of construction, co-ownership, operating, support services and power purchase agreements
  • Counsel to Wisconsin Electric Power Company regarding the sale of the Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant and the negotiation of a long term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the new plant owner, including the development of a co-ownership structure as an alternative to a sale of a 100% ownership interest
  • Counsel to Wisconsin Electric Power Company in connection with the sale of its minority ownership interest in the Edgewater Unit 5 coal-fired generating plant
  • Counsel to an independent power producer in connection with the negotiation and preparation of numerous EPC agreements for domestic and international natural gas-fired power generating projects
  • Counsel to multiple power producers with respect to the negotiation of numerous PPAs for the sale of capacity, energy, ancillary services and renewable energy certificates (RECs) from renewable and non-renewable power projects
  • Counsel to a large investor-owned utility company in connection with the acquisition of approximately 1000 MW of simple-cycle combustion turbine facilities in Florida, and a nominal 945 MW simple-cycle and combined-cycle dual fuel generating facility in North Carolina

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Turnkey Nuclear EPC Agreement Risk Allocation”presentation at the October 2009 First Annual Nuclear Construction Summit (Washington, DC)
  • Moderator of the “Contract Structuring and Risk Allocation Panel” at the October 2010 Second Annual Nuclear Construction Summit (Charlotte, NC)
  • Presenter and Moderator of the “EPC Contracts: Negotiating Turnkey Contracts Panel Session” at the November 2010 Nuclear Investment and Project Finance Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Presenter during the June 8, 2011 teleconference “Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Energy Projects”
  • Moderator of the “Mock Negotiation of an EPC Agreement“ panel discussion at the October 2011 Third Annual Nuclear Construction Summit (Charlotte, NC)
  • Presenter of “New Nuclear Construction - The Basics of Risk Allocation Among Multiple Co-Owners” at the October 2012 Fourth Annual Nuclear Construction Summit (Charlotte, NC)

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (B.S. Civil Engineering, 1975)

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of New Jersey