Tess is dynamic and solution driven in her approach to assisting clients with the development of renewable energy projects, focusing specifically on the commercial real estate aspects of these projects.
In addition to her energy work, she has diverse transactional experience, including mergers and acquisitions, labor & employment law, and a broad range of corporate law and corporate governance matters.
Graduating with high honors and Order of the Coif from Drake Law School, Tess served as Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review. During law school, she interned at Harvard Law School’s Food Law & Policy Clinic in Boston. Tess also competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York, where she was awarded Best Brief Overall.
Polk County Women Attorneys, Luncheon Co-Chair, January 2021 – Present
Drake Law National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Coach, 2019-2021
Blackstone Inn of Court Member, 2019-2021
Legal Intern, Iowa Senator Rob Hogg, January 2019 – May 2019
Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, August 2018 – December 2018
Summer Intern, Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Clinic, May 2018 – August 2018
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barristers