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Brian Nese practices in the Energy Development group and the Renewable and Thermal Energy Initiatives. Brian focuses his practice on representing renewable energy project developers, owners and operators in drafting and negotiating various project documents, including engineering, procurement and construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, balance of plant agreements, supply agreements, and real property agreements. He also assists project developers with mergers and acquisitions, financings, and related due diligence. Brian is a former co-leader of the firm’s energy team and a former managing partner for the firm’s California offices. He encourages you to follow him on Twitter @BNese25 and welcomes LinkedIn connection requests.

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In the recently issued but unpublished decision Reed v. SunRun, Inc. (Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BC498002, Feb. 2, 2018), the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that a solar power purchase agreement (“PPA”) provider that only sells solar energy to homeowners is not required to be a licensed California contractor under certain