David R. Gurtman

Telephone: 802-859-7048

E-Mail: dgurtman@dinse.com

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Areas of Practice Concentration:

Business and Entrepreneurial Transactions, Renewable Energy

My Approach:

My goal is to provide clients with practical solutions to mitigate legal and financial risk. I collaborate with clients to resolve their legal issues so that they can get on with operating their business or developing their project. The underlying philosophy of my practice is that transactional attorneys should add value for their clients by helping to manage future and present risk in a cost effective manner. I pride myself on being responsive and providing the right solution for each client regardless of their size, experience or the scope of their legal needs.

Practice Areas:

Business Transactions: I advise Vermont companies on legal issues impacting their business, including structuring and closing strategic acquisitions and dispositions, capital raising and financing transactions, the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships, commercial contracts, leasing and tax planning.  I also counsel clients on employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and the structuring of incentive compensation arrangements. My clients range from entrepreneurial startups to mature companies with operations within and outside of Vermont. 

Renewable Energy Transactions: I represent investors, developers, and owners in the financing, construction and development of renewable energy projects. I have experience structuring projects to use tax equity investment and commercial financing and can draft and negotiate power purchase, interconnection, EPC and O&M agreements, partnership agreements and commercial loan agreements. I have worked on some of the largest and innovative solar, wind and biomass facilities located in the state.

Entrepreneurs and Investors: I represent entrepreneurs and founders in forming and structuring their companies and raising capital including seed rounds, convertible notes, angel investment and venture capital. I can assist with tax planning, protection of intellectual property and equity incentive compensation (including stock options and restricted stock) and regularly provide regulatory advice on state and federal securities laws and federal trade commission rules and regulations.

Prior to joining Dinse, I served as a law clerk for the Vermont trial courts in Chittenden and Addison Counties (2005-2006). 

Representative Transactions:

Represented solar developer in obtaining financing for a portfolio of community solar facilities in Vermont

Represented developer in structuring tax equity financing for one of Vermont’s largest utility scale solar projects. 

Represented startup technology firm in multiple capital raises including compliance with state and federal securities laws.

Represented a Vermont brewery in formation, capital raising and regulatory compliance.

Represented individual in the stock purchase, and relocation to Vermont, of a specialty sporting goods and apparel company. 

Represented one of the largest ski resort operators in North America in its purchaser of the assets of a major Vermont ski resort and associated real estate. 

Representation of global manufacturer and distributor of resource assessment devices in commercial contracting, supply and distribution agreements, joint ventures and strategic acquisitions.

Represented the owners of an independent microbiological laboratory in the sale of the lab’s assets to a Boston-based, private equity firm.

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