C. Baird Brown
C. Baird Brown is a partner in the Business & Finance Department and a member of the Energy and Project Finance Group. His practice includes the development and financing of power plants, waste disposal and recycling facilities, and other infrastructure projects. He currently focuses on renewable energy, including wind, solar biomass, tidal, small hydro, geothermal and biofuels. He handles mergers and acquisitions of energy and environmental companies, including restructuring and workouts of troubled projects. He has counseled clients in connection with taxable and tax-exempt, rated and unrated, and registered and unregistered financings, credit enhancements, and leveraged leases. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
Mr. Brown is active in climate change issues, including trading renewable energy credits and carbon credits. He has represented an independent system operator on market design issues, and has assisted in the establishment of a private energy trading platform. He provides corporate advice to emerging energy technology companies, and assists with venture and private equity investments in such companies. He is working on a next generation nuclear power project.
Mr. Brown is a co-chair of the Power Law Committee of the Section of Energy, Environment, Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. He serves as a vice chair of two committees of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. These include the Renewable Energy Resources Committee, and the Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance. He is co-chair of a joint working group sponsored by those committees, ACORE and the EMA that has promulgated a Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement, and is working on a Verified Emissions Reduction Purchase and Sale Agreement.
Mr. Brown serves on the Boards of International Visitors Council of Philadelphia and the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.
Mr. Brown began his legal career in the Office of General Counsel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A. 1973) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1978).