PETER D. MOSTOW

Partner
Energy and Infrastructure

EXPERIENCE:

Peter Mostow is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents energy and clean technology companies on project development, purchase and sale, and finance. Peter represents solar, wind, energy storage, and biomass project sponsors in site acquisition, power transmission, and offtake agreements; distributed energy companies in developing key commercial and financing agreements; and producers of new technologies from energy storage to renewable fuels in drafting and negotiating key commercial transactions. He 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. Peter's prior energy industry experience includes project development work for the sponsors of hydroelectric and geothermal projects, gas-fired power plants, underground natural gas storage facilities, gas pipelines, and liquefied natural gas terminals.

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.

EDUCATION:
  • 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
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Northwest Energy Coalition (2015-present)
  • Distributed Wind Energy Association Board (2014-present)
  • 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
HONORS:
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • "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
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
  • "How Big Data and the Desire for Tech Companies to Go Green Are Affecting Energy Markets," LSI Buying and Selling Electric Power in the West, Seattle, Washington, January 27, 2015
  • "Corporate Purchase of Solar Power—Structures and Strategies," Solar Power International, Anaheim, California, October 22, 2014
  • "Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands," EUCI Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 16, 2014
  • "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
ADMISSIONS:
  • 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

Email | Peter Mostowpmostow@wsgr.com


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