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Jake Schipaanboord

Partner

jcs@learlaw.com - 801-538-5037

Jake represents renewable energy clients throughout the United States, assisting them in siting, developing, and financing utility-scale solar, wind, and battery storage projects. His experience as in-house real estate counsel and director of real estate for a large renewable energy development company—where he gained experience developing and financing dozens of complex projects—gives him unique insight into how to help clients achieve their goals in project development.

Jake assists in every aspect of real estate for renewable energy projects, including preparing and negotiating site control documents, reviewing title and survey, performing title and survey curative, negotiating title policies, and acting as lead or local real estate counsel for project financing related to construction debt and tax equity investment. In addition, Jake represents clients in mergers and acquisitions performing real estate due diligence and assisting in preparing project acquisition agreements.

Jake also has extensive experience conducting mineral title examinations for fee, federal, and state lands throughout the United States for traditional energy clients and guiding them through exploration, production, and transportation of extracted minerals.

 

Practice Areas

Renewable Energy

  • Site Identification

  • Land & Title Issues

  • Due Diligence

  • Rights-of-Way

  • Contractor Agreements

  • Project Development Documents

  • Regulatory Compliance

Real Estate

  • Negotiation, preparation and review of all relevant real estate and appurtenant agreements

  • Financing

  • Title and Survey Review

  • Due Diligence

  • Mineral Curative

Natural Resources

  • American Indian Law

  • Acquisitions of Mineral Interests on Federal, State & Private Lands

  • Compliance & Regulation

  • Permitting

  • Due Diligence

  • Transactions

  • Public Leasing & Permitting

  • Alternative Energy Projects

  • Mineral Development

  • Surface Use & Conservation Easements

Acquisition & Divestiture

  • Due Diligence

  • Title

  • Contract Issues

  • Deal Structuring

    • Transfer of Title

    • Indemnification

    • Confidentiality

    • Lien Priority

  • Third-Party Consents and Waiver

    • Consents to Assign

    • Waiver of Preferential Purchase Rights

  • Transactional Documents

    • Letter of Intent

    • Confidentiality Agreements

    • Purchase & Sale Agreements

    • Title Defects

  • Closing Documents

  • Curative Title Documents

Transactional & Due Diligence

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Permitting

  • Environmental Due Diligence

 

Admissions

Jake is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Oregon

  • Utah

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Utah State Bar Association, member

  • Oregon State Bar Association, member

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member

Education

  • University of Utah, 2006, J.D.

  • University of Utah, 2002, B.A.