Erik is an experienced energy and transactional attorney, with expertise in renewable energy project development and finance, and in M&A and corporate finance transactions across a wide variety of industries.
Erik is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Renewable Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Securities Groups. His practice focuses on assisting clients with the development and financing of renewable energy projects in many fields, including wind, solar, hydro and biomass. Erik helps his clients obtain and negotiate power purchase agreements, hedging or swap arrangements, project investment and finance documents and project sale and acquisition agreements. In addition, Erik advises clients with respect to a variety of renewable energy development arrangements, including joint- and co-development structures in the wind and solar industries.
In addition, Erik helps clients across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, life sciences, clean technology, biotechnology, medical device, retail, and service providers, through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, reorganizations and capital investment transactions. He also provides his clients with fundamental business advice, including with respect to general business matters, including establishment of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, corporate governance and general contractual drafting and negotiation.
With his background and ties to California, Erik also assists and advises clients desiring to do business or establish a presence on the West Coast and helps California companies with their operations in the Midwest.
Moderator, “Evolution of the Corporate Offtake Market,” 2020 Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, March 17, 2020
Conference Co-Chair, Law Seminars International’s Eleventh Annual Conference on Renewable Energy in the Midwest, October 17-18, 2019
Moderator, “Community Solar: What’s the Opportunity?” 2019 Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, March 19, 2019
Moderator, “Latest Developments in the Community Solar Market,” 2018 Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, March 20, 2018
Co-Chair, “Executive Briefing,” 2018 Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, February 6-8, 2018
Presenter, “Deal Making Workshop: Essential Project Development Contracts and the Challenge of Making Them Work in Harmony,” Law Seminar International’s Ninth Annual Renewable Energy in the Midwest Conference, October 4, 2017
Moderator, “Community Solar Market Outlook,” 2017 Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, CA, March 21, 2017
Presenter, “Renewable Energy Project Financing: 2016 and Beyond,” Mid-America Regulatory Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2016
Minnesota Planetarium Society, Program Committee, 2010-2011