Thomas D Goslin

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Thomas D. Goslin
Thomas Goslin focuses on a wide range of environmental, energy, and other regulatory concerns in the context of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financing transactions, infrastructure projects, and corporate restructurings. He is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive experience with environmental and regulatory liability and risk allocation issues, drafting and negotiating contract terms, managing due diligence, and administrative and judicial proceedings to obtain regulatory approvals necessary to close client transactions. Mr. Goslin has been involved in teams representing a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, particularly the renewable and traditional power generation, oil and gas, natural resources, infrastructure, and automotive industries.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Harsco Corporation in its approximately $525 million sale of its infrastructure division to a joint venture with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice;
  • Brookfield Renewable Power in connection with its acquisition of a 102-megawatt wind farm in Tehachapi, California;
  • Par Petroleum Corporation on regulatory and environmental matters in connection with its $400 million acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii LLC, an owner and operator of petroleum refining, retail, and distribution assets located in Hawaii;
  • American Securities in its $860 million sale of General Chemical Corporation, a manufacturer of a broad portfolio of inorganic chemical products, to Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund;
  • AES Eastern Energy, L.P., an operator of six coal-fired power plants in New York, on a variety of environmental and regulatory concerns related to its filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the subsequent sale of its generating assets;
  • TexStar Midstream Services, a full-service midstream company, in its $325 million sale of a crude oil pipeline, gathering and storage assets, and natural gas liquids assets in South Texas to publicly traded NuStar Logistics; and
  • McMoRan Exploration Company, an independent public company engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore Gulf Coast area, in its $3.4 billion sale to international mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

Mr. Goslin also assists clients in identifying business opportunities and risks arising from proposed changes to federal and state legislation and regulation, including with respect to renewable energy development and greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Goslin is a leader of Weil’s Climate Change practice group. He has published numerous articles and been interviewed by several publications concerning renewable energy development and the legal ramifications of climate change. In addition, Mr. Goslin serves as a Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee.

Mr. Goslin is ranked as an “Up & Coming” lawyer in District of Columbia for Environment: Mainly Transactional by Chambers USA, where clients describe him as “thoughtful and careful.” He is also recommended for Environment: Transactional by Legal 500 US.

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