Pattern Energy Group

Transaction Counsel - Real Estate

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/1/2021 10:15 AM)
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Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Netherlands and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.



To provide transaction counsel services to the Company and its deal teams in relation to the Company’s transactions, with a heavy emphasis on the real estate aspects of the Company’s transactions, including but not limited to, land control document negotiation and preparation, legal analysis of title and survey matters and preparation of curative documentation, all aspects of title insurance coverage matters,   commercial finance/asset finance, non-recourse debt, tax equity, M&A transactions, and other internal legal review and approvals.

Key Accountabilities

The key responsibilities of the Transaction Counsel will include as a minimum the following:

  • Assist AGC/Senior Transaction Counsel and deal teams with transactions and provide appropriate legal advice in connection with those transactions, including all real estate components, commercial finance/asset finance, non-recourse debt, tax equity, and M&A transactions. Review all transaction documents, ensure compliance with Company policy requirements and preferences, and identify and coordinate review by Company departments on relevant provisions (e.g., tax, accounting, environmental, construction etc.)
  • Work with outside counsel and local counsel on appropriate scope for applicable legal matters, as necessary.
  • For principal deals, liaising with internal resources in regard to procuring transaction-related corporate resolutions, internal transaction approvals and parent company guarantees, and in all cases otherwise facilitating the closing of transactions.
  • Working with support personnel to oversee the maintenance of the corporate records and good standing requirements of the Company. Interface with document management to assure retention of complete records of each transaction.
  • Managing and appointing outside counsel as necessary.
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned.


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

Required Work Experience

  • Law degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must be qualified to practice law in California, New York or Texas. 
  • Must have 5-7 years of real estate (preferably energy related) experience with a major US law firm or in house counsel with a major project development company with similar experience.
  • Significant experience in commercial finance/asset finance (including project finance, non-recourse debt, tax equity, together with M&A experience highly desirable.
  • Industry and/or in-house experience with a finance/investment/development company will be highly regarded.
  • Ability to take a commercial approach to the provision of legal advice.
  • Ability to handle a variety of projects, manage competing priorities and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined, and highly results oriented.
  • Ability to think and work independently, but to be collaborative as required.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates with experience working in renewable energy are highly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel as required (10-20%).

 Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer.



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