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Barclay Damon Expands Its Renewable Energy Team

September 6, 2017—Barclay Damon is expanding its renewable energy practice with the addition of four attorneys from the New England-based firm McCauley Lyman. The new lawyers—Don McCauley, Frank Lyman, Jill D. Winans, and Michael J. Blasik—will join Barclay Damon as of counsel, while remaining partners of their firm. This strategic alliance will provide additional bench strength to Barclay Damon’s already substantial renewable energy practice by adding four lawyers with 30 years of experience in the areas of solar and wind energy development.

Barclay Damon’s renewable energy practice, led by Richard R. Capozza and Brenda D. Colella, represents clients across the renewable energy sector, including in hydropower, wind, solar, and biomass. McCauley Lyman has national experience in renewable energy project development, siting, and finance, with an emphasis on solar energy projects. The strategic alliance of the firms will expand the scope of each firm in terms of energy expertise and geographic reach.

John P. Langan, Barclay Damon’s managing partner, said, “The deal presents an opportunity for our firm to enhance the services we already provide nationally to the renewable energy sector, increasing our capabilities in particular on the east and west coasts and in the southwest. With a team of attorneys that is well aligned with us, the combination of McCauley Lyman attorneys with Barclay Damon will allow us to deliver even stronger energy capabilities to our clients while providing McCauley Lyman clients with additional services in a wide range of areas our firm is known for, such as regulatory, environmental, tax, and mergers and acquisitions.”

Don McCauley noted, “We look forward to providing expanded services to existing and new clients through Barclay Damon’s breadth and depth of practice expertise. The added practices and resources of this full-service firm combined with its established reputation as a key provider to the renewable energy industry will enable us to offer more comprehensive solutions.”

Barclay Damon LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service law firm with offices throughout the major cities of New York State and in Toronto, Boston, Washington, DC, and Newark. At 275 lawyers, Barclay Damon is the largest law firm in the Northeastern United States that is not centered in a major market. Barclay Damon provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas regionally and nationally.