Alex is an experienced energy attorney with an emphasis on real estate, tax and business issues.
Alex is a detail-oriented attorney who finds practical solutions for clients. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing and sale of renewable energy projects. Alex advises companies, individuals and nonprofits in real estate and business transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, title and survey review, tax planning, entity formation, corporate governance, applying for and maintaining 501(c)(3) status, and mergers and acquisitions.
- Serves as real estate counsel for the development, financing, and sale of utility-scale wind and solar energy projects.
- Advised renewable energy client—and negotiated with the state department of revenue—regarding novel application of sales tax exemption to multimillion-dollar purchases of equipment to convert methane gas emissions into biofuels.
- Represented public utility in various matters involving real estate and technology procurement.
- Assisted with corporate and real estate matters in connection with the $500 million sale of a portfolio of 30+ multifamily housing properties.
- Negotiated contract for the establishment and procurement of district heating and cooling services to a newly constructed commercial building.
- Facilitated merger of nonprofit entities, including to advise client on business continuity and governance matters throughout the combination process.
- The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2013
- Creighton University, B.S.B.A., 2010
- Iowa, 2013
- Nebraska, 2014
Civic & Professional
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Iowa State Bar Association
- CPA Exam, State of Iowa, 2010, unlicensed
News & Insights
Publications & Presentations
Presenter, Settlement and Tax Issues in Employment Law: Everything You Need to Know, Iowa Association for Justice, February 2020
Presenter, Tax-Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, July 2018
Author, “The Constitutional Validity of Pro Forma Recess Appointments: A Bright-Line Test Using a Substance-over-Form Approach,” Iowa Law Review, 2012