David combines his experience in the energy and real estate industries to serve commercial, industrial and energy clients.
In his energy and real estate practice, David represents solar and wind developers, landowner groups, lenders and investors. With a focus on project site control, he drafts and reviews wind and solar energy leases, purchase agreements, and easement agreements and conducts title review and corrective work to obtain financeable site control.
David assists clients in reviewing, negotiating and drafting documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, leases and related documents, easements, declarations and conveyance documents. He obtains and reviews due diligence materials for commercial real estate and energy transactions, including surveys, title commitments, pro formas, and underlying title exception documents, as well as engineering, environmental and soils reports.
Prior to joining Fredrikson, David served as the lead attorney in the acquisitions department at a real estate investment fund sponsor and manager based in St. Paul, MN. In this role, he worked with outside counsel and internal real estate teams on the review, negotiation and drafting of documents, conducted due diligence, and managed closings of property acquisitions and dispositions.
Served as lead in-house attorney on net-leased commercial real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions and 1031 exchanges), with a focus on retail and medical uses
Conducted due diligence review of proposed acquisitions and managed acquisitions and dispositions closings on behalf of real estate funds and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs)
Provided legal and development services as in-house attorney for affordable housing developer
Renewable Energy Law
Assisted tax credit syndication firm with roll-out of solar financing program, involving contract drafting, negotiation, financial modeling and other development services
Coordinated with investors, engineers, contractors and utility company representatives on behalf of solar energy developer to achieve financing and development of a portfolio of over 20 projects with various applications – from rooftop to ground-mounted to solar awnings