Senior Development Counsel

Organization: United States Solar Corporation (“US Solar”)

Position Type: Full-time

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Employer Description: US Solar is a developer and owner/operator of solar projects, specializing in community solar markets.

Position Description:

US Solar is seeking to add an attorney in our Minneapolis office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development: Direct and provide strategic advice on land use permitting, real estate, and utility matters; attend land use permitting meetings
  • Transactional: Negotiate form site lease/purchase agreements, revenue agreements, consulting agreements, NDAs, etc.
  • Regulatory: Monitor legal and regulatory developments in active markets; participate when appropriate
  • Construction: Review and negotiate EPC, O&M, and equipment supply agreements
  • Finance: Assist with debt, tax equity, and similar project financing agreements
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to functional business groups

Additional Ad Hoc Responsibilities

  • Regulatory: Monitor legal and regulatory developments at the federal level and within identified target markets
  • Corporate: Assist with general corporate strategy, development, operations, and other general corporate matters as necessary – HR, etc.
  • Assist with development of stakeholder and capital markets strategy and outreach


  • Proven legal experience in relevant development, transactional, and regulatory areas
  • Strong work ethic
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills
  • J.D. degree

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis software and methods.
  • Direct experience in policy and regulatory analysis, preferably related to utility, energy and/or environmental policy.
  • Technical understanding of renewable energy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, environmental studies or related field.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy industry.
  • Experience in renewable energy consulting, state policy advocacy, or related fields.
  • Experience with state utility Commission regulatory filings.
  • Experiencing tracking state and federal legislative changes.

Interested Candidates
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Email subject should read “Senior Development Counsel”.