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Bryce Alstead

Partner

5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Bryce Alstead assists clients with the successful development of a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects throughout Nevada and the Mountain West.

His clients include major renewable energy developers, mining companies, and water purveyors.

Project Development.  Bryce provides clients with innovative counsel in all aspects of complex energy and infrastructure project development, finance, site acquisition, tax incentives and abatements, and permitting. He has served as lead counsel in the development, financing, acquisition, and sale of solar, energy storage, and geothermal projects ranging from 900kV to 300 MW.

Project Finance. Bryce frequently acts as Nevada counsel for developers, lenders, and equity investors in large project finance transactions, including construction and term financing for solar, energy storage, geothermal, and transmission projects.

Real Estate and Water Rights. Bryce also works closely with clients in the areas of municipal law and government affairs, water rights acquisitions and permitting, and the development and finance of data centers.

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Experience

  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Renewable energy
  • Permitting
  • Land use and governmental affairs
  • Water rights

Client Results

Transactional Matters
  • Lead Nevada counsel on multiple project financings (construction, term, and portfolio) for solar, geothermal, energy storage, and transmission projects.

  • Lead Nevada counsel in the acquisition and sale of numerous solar and geothermal projects (asset and equity deals).

  • Lead Nevada counsel for all real estate, construction, and administrative law matters for over ten utility-scale solar generation facilities.

  • Lead U.S. real estate counsel for an international geothermal energy company.

  • Lead U.S. real estate counsel for an international solar energy developer.

  • Lead Nevada real estate counsel on the acquisition of a natural gas-fired generation facility.

  • Lead Nevada real estate counsel to the developers of three major high-voltage transmission lines.

  • Lead counsel on the sale of a Nevada oil refinery and the subsequent acquisition of a security interest in an Ohio oil refinery.

  • Lead Nevada counsel to the developer of a  state-wide  fiber optics network.

  • Outside real estate counsel to a major governmental water purveyor

  • Lead counsel on multiple land and water acquisitions in northern and southern Nevada, including purchases in excess of ten million dollars.

  • Performed due diligence and title work for numerous energy generation and transmission projects, oil and gas and mining projects, as well as data centers and large commercial and industrial developments.

Land Use and Administrative Law Matters
  • Obtained approvals of approximately ten Nevada State Office of Energy tax abatement agreements for utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities.

  • Obtained approval of five municipal leases, associated water contracts, and related approvals for a multi-phase solar energy complex in southern Nevada.

  • Obtained approval of a 250-MW municipal solar generation lease, a related development agreement and water contract, and all associated entitlements for an operational project in southern Nevada.
  • Obtained approval of a 150-MW municipal solar generation lease, a related development agreement and water contract, and all associated entitlements for an operational project in southern Nevada.

  • Obtained approval of a 94-MW municipal solar generation lease, a related development agreement and water contract, and all associated entitlements for an operation project in southern Nevada.

  • Obtained approval of a municipal lease for a natural gas-fired peaker facility and its related easements and water contract.

  • Obtained a highly contested special use permit and related air quality permit tripling the capacity of an oil refinery, and successfully defended against state and county administrative appeals of each permit.

  • Successfully defended an energy client before the State Environmental Commission on matters related to two separate air quality permit appeals.

  • Obtained a special use permit for the expansion of a diatomaceous earth processing facility.

  • Obtained six highly contested and appealed entitlements, including zoning changes, special use permits, and variances, for a proposed resort-casino project.

  • Obtained approval for a 600-plus acre mixed-use development.

Other Experience
  • Lead counsel in the development, permitting, and sale of two solar energy projects in northern Nevada.

  • Lead counsel for site acquisition and permitting of numerous energy storage projects.

News

Publications

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment, 2016-2019, Up and Coming, 2016-2018; Environment, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law, 2012-2019
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2017-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2014-2016; Energy & Resources 2017-2019

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Natural Resources Subcommittee, 2008-present
    Executive Committee Member, 2008-2014
  • University of Nevada Foundation, Foundation Banquet Planning Committee, Member, 2012-2018
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