Overview

Kyle E. Wamstad is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. Mr. Wamstad represents clients in various transactional and regulatory matters in the electric power, renewable energy, natural gas, crude oil and refined products sectors.

Mr. Wamstad is experienced in various forms of agreements specific to the energy space, including purchase and sale, asset purchase, power purchase, procurement, interconnection, transportation/transmission service and asset management agreements. He works on transactions based upon International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) master agreements and transactions for the purchase and sale of electricity energy and capacity, natural gas, crude oil, refined products, pipeline capacity, renewable energy certificates and other energy-related products. Mr. Wamstad also advises clients on the financing, development and operation of renewable generation, gas-fired generation, energy storage, liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipelines and terminals, and electric transmission assets.

Mr. Wamstad works with clients to evaluate the effects of ongoing federal and state statutory and regulatory compliance, including rules promulgated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He also advises clients on routine corporate matters associated with potential acquisitions, dispositions and transactions, and the corporate compliance, business operation matters and necessary authority for such transactions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Wamstad was a corporate attorney for a global law firm in its Atlanta office.

During law school, Mr. Wamstad served on the senior editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review.

Representative Experience

  • Facilitated Gas South's acquisition of the natural gas marketing business of Infinite Energy, resulting in Gas South's annual revenue doubling to nearly $1 billion and a total of more than 425,000 customers in the southeastern United States
  • Represented Rockland Capital in negotiating long-term offtake agreements for capacity products in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) footprint for a fleet of gas-fired assets
  • Helped a large, multinational company acquire a solar developer operating in the United States to facilitate a transition to clean energy infrastructure

Credentials

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory University, B.A., with highest honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, Energy: Renewable/Alternative, 2020-2022; Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, 2021
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Energy and Natural Resources, 2022

Publications

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