Lori Green is an experienced transactional business lawyer with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in a wide range of M&A and other business law matters.
She represents companies in a variety of regulated and unregulated industries, with a particular focus on food, beverage and agribusiness, cannabis, healthcare, energy, and technology.
I have been the responsible partner for numerous transactions, including public and privately negotiated acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, outsourcing transactions, restructurings and financings.
In the transmission area I served as project counsel to the 11 load-serving entities that are participants in the more than $2.0 Billion CapX 2020 Transmission Expansion Projects. I led the negotiation among the participants of key project agreements including the project participation agreement. My partner Bill Andrews and I were selected by The American Lawyer as one of its “Dealmakers of the Year 2011” for our work on the CapX 2020 Projects. In the generation area, I served as counsel to the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, which led the team negotiating project agreements including the participation agreement, project development agreement and asset purchase agreement among six public power participants and Peabody Energy in connection with the development of Prairie State, a 1600 MW, mine-mouth, pulverized coal-fired power plant now in service in southern Illinois. These are two examples of the many entities I have represented in developing, acquiring or disposing of transmission and generation assets.
I have been responsible for leading numerous transactions for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, including the acquisition of eyeonics, Inc., and worldwide rights for certain pharmaceutical products. I have also counseled life sciences entities in connection with commercial arrangements, including licensing, co-development and co-promotion agreements.
I have represented hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, medical and dental practice management companies and medical and dental practices and providers in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, roll-ups, commercial arrangements, etc. A few health care companies I currently represent include NAPA Management Services Corporation, North American Partners In Anesthesia, LLP, Excelsior Orthopaedics, LLP and Buffalo Surgery Center, LLC.
I was responsible for leading the project team representing Xerox Corporation in connection with its $5 billion equipment financing agreement with GE Capital Corporation and its administrative services joint venture agreement with GE Capital. I have led transactions of all sorts for companies in this space and across the growth spectrum, ranging from large public companies such as Harsco Corporation to smaller private companies such as Ameritherm, Inc., to startup companies.
In the energy area, I think we will increasingly see multi-party transactions enabling businesses with common objectives to develop large-scale energy assets on a jointly owned basis. Multi-party transactions allow each participant to calibrate the size of its investment with its appetite for development and operating risk and its appetite for control. From a project perspective, our experience shows that assembling the vast amounts of capital that large energy infrastructure requires is more easily accomplished in a tenant-in-common structure in a manner that is consistent with each participant’s financing abilities and without the complications of inter-creditor arrangements.
I see the life sciences and health care areas converging with more collaboration among biopharma companies, health systems, providers and patients. The pace of this convergence will accelerate with continued major developments in medical science and information technology.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Harvard Business School, Executive Program
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Mathematics
Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.
This article mentions NP for advising DIF Capital Partners’ infrastructure fund on its agreement to acquire the Kingfisher wind farm in Oklahoma. The deal team includes Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson, and Rochester Corporate associate Aya Hoffman.
Also contributing to the deal were New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox; Manchester partner Mark Beaudoin and San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Washington, DC partners Elizabeth Whittle and Bob Daileader and counsel Ken Weiner, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.
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