Kelley Michael Gale is a partner in the San Diego office and serves as global Chair of the firm's Project Development & Finance Practice and Co-chair for the firm's Air Quality and Climate Change Practice. He has practiced law with the firm since 1979 and established the firm’s Project Development & Finance Practice in the mid-1980s, which now includes over 170 attorneys in many of the firm’s offices. His practice centers on the representation of both private and public sector clients in the development, regulation and financing of renewable energy projects and capital intensive infrastructure projects. Mr. Gale was recognized in Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers USA 2015 for Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Who's Who Legal: Project Finance 2015, Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers 2013, and is in The Legal 500 2015 guide as a recommended lawyer in Project Finance for his “advice to lenders” as well as a "solar and renewables expert."
Mr. Gale has represented major project lenders and developers in connection with many different types of energy projects, including geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy and hydroelectric as well as natural gas fired peaking and combined cycle projects. His environmental and energy law expertise includes a broad range of work in the air, energy regulation, hazardous waste and land use areas. Mr. Gale also has extensive expertise in the development, redevelopment and financing of capital intensive real estate projects.
Mr. Gale is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and of the Natural Resources Law Section of the American Bar Association.