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Greg Friend

Greg Friend

Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP

Greg Friend is a senior attorney in the Austin law firm of Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP. His practice focuses primarily on renewable energy transactions for wind and solar developers. He provides assistance to wind and solar energy clients in many aspects of renewable energy project development, including leasing, title and survey work, siting and environmental, and other complex matters. Greg has counseled clients in Texas, California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York. Prior to joining Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP, Greg represented clients on wind energy, oil and gas, environmental, and water transactional matters as well as providing representation before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Texas state courts.

Greg earned a J.D. from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont, where he was a member of the Vermont Law Review. He interned at the United States Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section in Washington, D.C. Greg possesses a degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Bar’s Oil, Gas & Energy Law and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Sections, and the Austin Bar Association.

He has written and spoken extensively on renewable energy matters, including multiple presentations and participation in the University of Texas School of Law’s renewable energy conferences, the Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, the Texas and Austin Legal Professionals Association, and the Idaho State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section. He has served for two years on the University of Texas School of Law’s Renewables Institute Planning Committee. Greg’s publications include: Mineral Issues’ Impact on Solar Development in Texas and Other States (co-authored with Brent Stahl and David Sewell), presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2013 Renewable Energy Institute, January 2013; Put It Where the Sun Does Shine: A Comparison of Wind and Solar Lease Provisions and Issues, presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2012 Wind, Solar and Storage conference, February 2012; Renewable Energy Leases for the Transactional Real Estate Lawyer, presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, September/October 2011; A Tale of Two Uses: Landowner Perspectives on Wind Leasing and Transmission Easements, presented at Wind, Solar and Renewables Fundamentals, February 2010, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law; Think You’re Done? Hardly. A Primer on Environmental Concerns Applicable During the Construction and Operations Phase of a Wind Project, presented at the 2008 Wind Energy Institute, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law, February 2008; and The Quick of the Matter: The Proposition of Takings Litigation Under the Save Our Springs Ordinance, 25 Vt. L. Rev. 545 (2001).

Date & Time (EST) Title Role
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:00am - 8:50am
Solar Above, Oil & Gas Below: Coexistence in Energy Project Development Presenter


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