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Portland, ME 04104-5029


Wind Energy Energy Law


Emily L. Kahn


Emily L. Kahn is a member of the Energy Law Practice Group at Bernstein Shur. Her practice focuses on the development, financing, construction, and operation of energy-generation facilities from the earliest stages through construction and commercial operation. Emily’s clients include both project developers and owners/operators of existing power plants.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily was senior legal counsel to Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a Waste Management, Inc. subsidiary operating 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power plants. She was also engaged in domestic and international development of new waste-to-energy projects.

Emily has extensive experience in the negotiation of the project and commercial agreements required for the development and operation of energy-generation facilities, including:

• Joint development, partnership and exclusivity agreements

• Fuel supply agreements (biomass, municipal solid waste, refuse-derived fuel)

• Engineering, procurement and construction agreements

• Major equipment supply agreements

• Power purchase agreements

• Steam sale agreements

• Interconnection agreements

• Operation and maintenance agreements

• International Swaps and Derivatives Association agreements (physical sales and financial swaps)

• Renewable energy certificate agreements

Emily resides in Kennebunk with her husband Ben and their three children.



JD, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1996
(Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law)
BA, University of Rochester, 1993 cum laude


Admitted to Practice:
State of Maine

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association