Energy and Infrastructure


Peter Mostow is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on the representation of emerging and mature companies in the fields of energy and clean technology. Peter's background in energy, regulatory, natural resources, and environmental law allows him to assist this client base with the development and finance of energy-generating plants and manufacturing facilities. He represents solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass project sponsors in site acquisition, permitting, power transmission, and offtake agreements; distributed solar power purchase agreement companies in developing their key commercial and financing agreements; and producers of new technologies from energy storage to renewable fuels in drafting and negotiating key commercial transactions. Peter's prior energy industry experience includes project development work for the sponsors of hydroelectric projects, gas-fired power plants, underground natural gas storage facilities, gas pipelines, and liquefied natural gas terminals.

In addition, Peter applies his knowledge of energy and infrastructure project development to assist clients with diligence, negotiations, and legal opinions on a variety of transactions including joint ventures, asset and membership interest acquisitions, venture and later-stage investments, project development and finance, and corporate finance.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a partner at Stoel Rives, where he chaired the renewable energy practice.

Following law school, in 1993-94, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to English, Peter is fluent in German.

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1993
    Editor, Yale Law Journal; Managing Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
    Fulbright Scholar, 1989-90
  • B.A., Reed College, 1987
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Distributed Wind Energy Association Board (2014)
  • Center for Resource Solutions Board (2009-present)
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association Energy Facilities and Siting Committee (2005-2007)
  • Governor's Carbon Allocation Task Force (Oregon, 2006)
  • National MS Society of Oregon Board (2006-2007)
  • Legacy Health Systems Institutional Review Board (1997-2004)
  • Oregon Genetic Privacy Advisory Committee (1994-97)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees
  • "Google, Walmart and Corporate Energy 2.0," GreenBiz, October 13, 2015
  • "5 Approaches to Corporate Purchase of Renewable Energy," Corporate Counsel, May 22, 2014
  • "Armed Forces' Gigawatt Initiative for Renewable Energy Creating Great Interest," Natural Gas & Electricity, pp. 20-25, June 2013
  • "Siting and Permitting Ocean Power Projects," Natural Gas & Electricity, December 2006
  • "An Assessment of Wind Project Siting Regimes," Proceedings of the American Wind Association, June 2002
  • Water Supply Easement Protection Workbook, Oregon Water Resources Congress, 1997
  • "An Evaluation of State Energy Facility Siting Acts," 3 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Series, 1996
  • "Senate Bill 674: Increasing the Flow Rate of Oregon's Water Rights Permitting Process," 32 Willamette Law Review 187, 1996
  • "Reassessing the Scope of Federal Biotechnology Regulation," 10 Pace Environmental Law Review 227, 1993
  • "2013 Toolbox to Address the Uncertainty of Federal Incentives," EUCI Renewable Energy Finance Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2012
  • "Power and REC Offtake," Developing Wind Power in the Northwest Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2011
  • "Demand in the Western US for Canadian Energy: Washington State's RPS," Canada/US Energy Transactions Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2010
  • "Permitting Waste to Energy Projects," Waste to Energy Finance and Investment Summit, San Diego, California, 2010
  • "Geothermal Site Acquisition and Early Development: Key Legal Issues and Emerging Strategies," Geothermal Energy 2008 Conference and Expo, Reno, Nevada, 2008
  • "Commercializing Renewable Energy Technology," LSI Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2008
  • "Solar Power Purchase Agreements," Interstate Renewable Energy Council National Seminar, 2008
  • "Commercialization of New Biofuel Technologies," BBI Eastern Region Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007
  • "Permitting and Development of Ocean Energy Projects," Northwest Hydroelectric Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2007
  • "Impacts of RPS and Carbon Control Regulation on Resource Adequacy in the West," Infocast Clean Power in the West Conference, San Francisco, California, 2006
  • "Regulation of Renewable Energy," LSI Electricity and Natural Gas Regulation Seminar, Washington, D.C., 2006
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Oregon
  • State Bar of Washington

Contact Information

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone | 206-883-2541
Fax | 206-883-2699

Email | Peter

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