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Michael S. | Elance
 
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Michael S.

   United States

Overview

Pathfinder for renewable energy technology commercialization
Business Development Advisor, renewable energy development startups
Due Diligence project manager for clean energy angel group (energy efficiency, energy storage, biofuels, retrofits, project finance)
Utilities Advisor
Real Estate and Land Use Lawyer (Licensed in Washington State and Florida)
LEED AP

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Property Management
Green Building
Program Management
Sustainability
Energy Efficiency
Business Development
Energy
Renewable Energy
Leadership Development
Management

Employment

Element 8
Due Diligence Lead
2014 - Present
Due Diligence of Startups
Impact Bioenergy
Business Development, Advisor
2014 - Present
Business Development, Investor Relations, Deal Structuring, Due Diligence, Financing, Permitting, Real Estate and Land Use, Government Relations and Customer Relations.
Space Coast Energy Consortium
Counsel and Project Director
2011 - 2013
Provide legal counsel, project management, and due diligence on clean energy projects including energy efficiency programs (CDFI and PACE), biofuels, advancing space and energy demonstration and...
SolarBlue, LLC
Counsel
2010 - 2011
Provide legal counsel to SolarBlue, an energy solutions company (ESCO) that develops turnkey energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) retrofits for large commercial projects.
LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL J. SMITH JR
Founder/Owner
2009 - 2011
Pursuing the following emerging fields: Clean energy: provide advocacy on clean energy policy and implementation of property assessed clean energy (PACE) program; provide counsel to energy service...
WYNDHAM VACATION OWNERSHIP, INC
Vice-President
2000 - 2008
Legal (hired as counsel, promoted to senior counsel within 3 years and VP within 7 years) Recruited to manage acquisition work for Trendwest Resorts, Inc. (before it became part of Wyndham)....
PURCELL, SMITH & ADAMS
Partner
1996 - 2000
Recruited to bring book of business to firm consisting of municipal law clients (county code work and regional transit agency land use approvals) and community development projects and to round out...
HALL, SMITH & HERBSTER
Partner/Cofounder
1994 - 1995
Cofounded a full service firm and developed and managed the land use and real estate practice allowing me to broaden my experience from government affairs for the real estate industry to a real...
SNOHOMISH COUNTY ASSOC. OF REALTORS
Government Affairs Director
1990 - 1993
Hired from national association to bring national focus and expertise. Highlights: Built strong coalitions with the local economic development councils around issue of transportation and and...
NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS
Director, State and Municipal Tax
1986 - 1990
Chief liaison to Realtor Boards across the country on tax and financing issues, including infrastructure financing, development fees, property taxes, and real estate excise taxes.
D'Amico, Luedtke, Demarest & Golden
Legal Assistant
1984 - 1986
Apprised clients of legislative and regulatory developments concerning environmental and energy programs including the Superfund, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and natural gas...
CONGRESSMAN ELLIOTT LEVITAS (D
Legislative Assistant
1980 - 1984
Responsible for preparing "Floor Folder" involving an analysis and summary of all bills scheduled for House Floor consideration. Briefed Congressman and handled all constituent inquiries in the...
PANAMA CANAL SUBCOMMITTEE
Legislative Assistant
1978 - 1980
Key assistant in helping draft and shepherd through Congress the legislation implementing the Panama Canal Treaty. Planned and prepared hearings and mark-ups, researched and analyzed environmental...

Education

American University
Bachelor's degree
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George Mason University School of Law
Doctor of Law (JD)
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