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Leslie Boyle

Partner

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Leslie Boyle advises clients in connection with their commercial transactions and the development, financing, and operation of large infrastructure projects.

Leslie negotiates the contracts required for every stage of a project’s life cycle, including the contracts required for a project’s day-to-day operation and revenue generation. She also advises clients in the negotiation of joint ventures for the development and operation of infrastructure projects.

Her clients range from national midstream oil and gas companies, independent power producers, and mining companies, to apparel retailers and equipment manufacturers.
  
Leslie teaches biannual seminars through EUCI on renewable energy power purchase agreements and electric utility contracts and regularly teaches internal seminars on the drafting and negotiation of contracts.

Experience

Strategic Transactions 
  • Partnering and Joint Ventures
  • Acquisition and Divestiture Transactions
  • Equity Financings
  • Construction and Term Debt Financing
  • Single-Project and Portfolio Lending
Negotiation and Implementation of Development Contracts 
  • Equipment Supply Agreements
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements
  • Fuel Supply Contracts
  • Utility Power Purchase Agreements
  • Pre-Paid, Commercial Offtaker and other Non-Traditional Power Purchase Agreements
  • Operation and Maintenance Agreements
  • Shared Facilities Arrangements
  • Interconnection and Transmission Agreements
  • Gathering, Processing, and Transportation Agreements
  • Product Sale and Marketing
     

Client Results

Oil and Gas Industry
  • Represented DCP Midstream, LP in the drafting and negotiation of infrastructure-related contracts in connection with the expansion of its gathering and processing facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Kansas, including the negotiation of engineering, procurement, and construction services agreements, procurement agreements for purchases of line pipe and other midstream-related materials, and electricity supply contracts for processing plants.

  • Represented Paradigm Energy Partners, LP in the negotiation of gathering and transportation agreements and various connection agreements for pipelines in the Bakken and the Eagle Ford Shale.

  • Represented a commercial bank in the financing of the construction of an oil and gas terminal.

  • Represented Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP in connection with the negotiation of a produced water gathering agreement and freshwater distribution agreement for oil and gas properties in Weld County, Colorado.

  • Represented a national oil and gas company in the negotiation of multiple gas gathering agreements, oil gathering agreements, produced water gathering agreements, and freshwater transportation agreements servicing oil and gas properties in Weld County, Colorado.

  • Represented a capital fund in two financings of its oil and gas properties.

  • Represented the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) in the negotiation and closing of a prepaid power purchase agreement, under which the buyer prepaid for 20 years of energy from a 262 MW wind energy project in Washington.

Electric Power Generation Industry
  • Represented Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation, in connection with a $40 million loan made by its subsidiary, CIRI Energy Finance Company LLC, to an affiliate of Capital Dynamics, a global asset manager and investment group based in Zug, Switzerland. The loan is secured by an indirect equity interest in the 150 MW Briscoe Wind Farm located in Briscoe County, Texas, which began operations in 2015.

  • Represented Cook Inlet Region, Inc., in connection with the development and financing of the 17.6 first phase of the Fire Island Wind project, the first utility-scale wind generation project in Alaska, and a submarine and overland transmission line connecting the Fire Island Project to mainland Anchorage Alaska, including the negotiation of the power purchase agreement and financing documents.

  • Represented SCPPA in the acquisition of 53 MW of energy storage capacity, the first deal of its kind at the utility scale.

  • Represented Agrilectric Power Partners in connection with the negotiation of a dispatchable power purchase agreement with Energy Services, Inc. for the sale of the output from a biomass facility (rice hull-fired) located in Louisiana.

  • Represented SCPPA in the negotiation of firming and shaping synthetic transmission arrangements for energy projects located in Washington and Oregon.

  • Represented SCPPA in the purchase of a 50 MW wind energy project in Washington.

  • Represented a developer in the sale of power from, and the financing of, a 200 MW facility in Wyoming.

  • Represented a developer in the financing of a portfolio of wind energy projects in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Colorado with an aggregate nameplate capacity of 291 MW.

Other Infrastructure Projects
  • Represented Cloud Peak Energy in connection with a joint venture with a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc. to develop the Gateway Pacific Terminal, a 54 million metric ton, dry bulk, deep water export terminal near Seattle, Washington.

  • Represented an international gold mining company in connection with a joint venture for the exploration for copper deposits in Chile.

Commercial Transactions
  • Represented a national manufacturer in the negotiation of numerous supply and distribution agreements for the sale of products to distributors and retailers.

  • Represented a ski apparel company in the negotiation of its warehouse and fulfillment services agreements.

  • Represented a railroad part manufacturer in the negotiation of various sales agreements to national railroad companies.

  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in the negotiation of its development services and commercial supply agreements with customers.

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Energy & Natural Resources, 2013-2018
  • Denver Business Journal, Who's Who in Energy, 2017

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Women of Energy, Member
  • Women in M&A, Member 
  • Women of Wind Energy, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Musana Community Development Organization, Board Member and multiple Executive Officer roles 2010-2016  
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer Big Sister
  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
  • Sunday Lunch Program, MPB Church, Volunteer  
  • Faith & Light, MPB Church, Participant
     
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