Seth D. Kirshenberg

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Mr. Kirshenberg is a Vice-Chair to the ABA Privatization, Outsourcing and Financing Transactions Committee for the firm's P3 proposals. He advises clients in the acquisition, selling, leasing and development of private and federal real estate and alternative energy projects (including federal, state and local government-owned real estate privatization). He has worked on the financing and structuring of over $8 billion in government privatized real estate, alternative energy and other transactions.

He regularly structures, negotiates, documents and closes large, complex real estate transactions for lenders, developers, federal agencies, state entities and municipalities. Mr. Kirshenberg’s unique practice requires him to work on all phases of development projects. Projects have included Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Energy (DOE) privatization projects (enhanced use leases, housing privatization, energy development and utilities privatization).

In the energy arena, Mr. Kirshenberg counsels clients on energy efficiency, smart-grid, new battery technology demonstration, smart-house demonstration, photo-voltaic, low-flow turbine generation, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and other alternative energy projects. In 2011, an ESPC project for which he is the lead attorney won the “deal of the year” from the National Conference of Public-Private Partnerships. He assists federal, state, municipal and corporate clients to identify and address power purchase agreements (PPAs), energy tax credit issues and other similar issues. Further, he is currently assisting several organizations to develop “energy parks” on federal facilities. He also assists clients to work with various offices and the U.S. DOE and DOD leadership in order to address energy policy and funding issues. Mr. Kirshenberg also serves as the Executive Director of the Energy Communities Alliance, the organization of local governments adjacent to DOE facilities and national laboratories.

In addition, since 1993 Mr. Kirshenberg has assisted over 40 local reuse authorities (LRAs) proceed through the BRAC process and DOE communities through redevelopment of DOE facilities.

Mr. Kirshenberg has served on several federal advisory boards and non-profit policy committees on real estate, energy and environmental issues. He has authored and co-authored several books and guides on military base closure, the redevelopment of DOE and DOD facilities, brownfields redevelopment, nuclear power and environmental cleanup. He regularly speaks at national conferences on real estate, and financing issues, and has published numerous articles on redeveloping federal facilities.