Joel Goldberg has more than twenty years’ experience in private practice advising clients on energy and infrastructure projects and real estate transactions, and as general counsel to a renewable energy company.

Joel’s energy and infrastructure-related experience includes engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, land rights agreements, offtake agreements, fuel supply agreements, operations and maintenance contracts, energy-related joint ventures, sales and acquisitions; and project financing for power plants, renewable natural gas, gas-to-liquids, and LNG facilities. His power project work includes fossil-fuel, renewable, and waste-derived fuel projects. And within the renewables sector, Joel has worked on more than fifty landfill-gas-to-energy projects and is recognized as a leading authority in all aspects of the development, financing, operation, sales, and acquisition of these types of facilities.

Joel has represented a wide range of clients, including, developers, lenders, REITs, big-box tenants, real estate funds, private equity firms, and institutional investors in complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leases, real estate-based financings, joint ventures, and development.

He also serves as Co-Chair of the TerraLex Energy Practice Group, a global network of more than 150 law firms and 19,000 lawyers.

Credentials

Education

J.D., University of San Francisco, cum laude, 1994

B.B.A., University of Texas, with honors, 1990

Admissions

Texas

California

Experience

Joel Goldberg’s representations include the following:

  • Publicly-traded energy company in leasing of 218,000 square feet of office space in The Woodlands to serve as the main office for its Eagle Ford shale development program.
  • Major real estate development company in refinancing its shopping mall and office property credit facilities.
  • Large REIT in leasing office/retail space for four large Houston-area office complexes.
  • Various Houston-based developers in acquiring, developing, and leasing more than 1,000,000 square feet of retail and office space.
  • Houston-based developer in acquiring a 46,000 square foot industrial building.
  • Large national industrial company in leasing 100,000 square feet of industrial/office space in Houston.
  • Developer regarding project development and financing for a gas-to-liquids project in Louisiana.
  • Public company in a global joint venture for coal gasification to power plants.
  • Private equity fund in comprehensive due diligence for acquiring companies owning two large landfill-gas-to-energy projects and in negotiating EPC contracts for major expansion of both projects.
  • Acquirer of four electric power plants in Texas in the redevelopment of the plants.
  • Developer in negotiating project documents and bond financing for a 45 MW biomass power generation facility in East Texas.
  • Landfill gas-to-electricity developer in all aspects of developing, constructing, and operating over 100 MW of generation facilities, including negotiating and drafting power purchase agreements, development agreements, EPC contracts, interconnection agreements, and O&M agreements.
  • Purchaser of a 150 MW portfolio of power projects located across the United States.
  • Australian listed fund in its stock purchase of companies owning six landfill gas-fueled plants in the Houston area.
  • Purchaser of a company owning an 80 MW combined-cycle power plant in Texas.
  • Lender in the sale of 30 MW landfill gas and natural gas fueled plant in Illinois.
  • A landowner in negotiating a wind lease for an approximately 1,000 acre property in Texas.
  • Purchaser of company owning a 75 MW natural gas fired generation facility in New York.
  • Renewable electricity provider regarding project financing for a suite of five electric generation facilities.

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Affiliations

Co-Chair, TerraLex Energy Practice Group