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Stephen R. Hunting

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Steve Hunting provides seasoned business advice to clients on energy, water, information technology and economic development projects and transactions. He represents domestic and international companies in acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, and complex commercial contracts. Steve has considerable experience representing electric utilities, renewable energy developers, universities, hospitals, automotive manufacturers, retailers, lenders and technology companies. His experience as in-house counsel at a large electric utility helps him provide practical, effective advice.

Steve has worked with energy clients on combined heat and power, solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind, and landfill gas projects and acquisitions, tax equity investments in and financing for renewable energy projects, transmission line development and transmission service agreements, and electric generation plant development and acquisitions.

His information technology clients include hospitals and publicly traded automotive manufacturers, retailers and lenders. Steve has helped those clients launch electronic health record systems, cloud-based patient portals, telematics and GPS technologies, and other IT solutions. He also advises his clients on related data security and privacy issues.

Steve regularly teams with his energy and health care regulatory colleagues to provide complete advice on projects in the regulated energy and health care industries.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys in 7 offices

Representative Experience

Energy

  • Represented buyers in multiple transactions to acquire equity interests in solar PV generating facilities being developed.
  • Advised clients in transactions to develop and operate landfill gas electric generating facilities.
  • Represented developers of solar PV electric generating facilities in tax equity and finance transactions.
  • Advised developers of solar PV and natural gas electric generating facilities on engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operations and maintenance agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and other project agreements.
  • Represented electric utility with respect to joint venture developing transmission line.
  • Advised owner of fuel cells on power purchase agreement.
  • Represented solar thermal energy developer in a series of rooftop installation transactions.

Health Care

  • Represented hospital system negotiating license and support agreements for electronic health records and other software.
  • Represented hospital systems negotiating licenses, cloud arrangements and agreements to establish online patient portal, clinical trial record system and other information technology systems.
  • Represented owner of extended care facilities in negotiating license of voice-assisted workflow software.

Other Transactions

  • Represented majority owner in sale to public company of equity interest in transportation and logistics joint venture.
  • Represented majority investor in connection with technology joint venture involving investors from, and operations in, several countries.
  • Advised manufacturing client on production equipment purchase contracts with suppliers in several countries.
  • Represented Canadian public automotive manufacturing company in acquisition of forging business.
  • Advised public automotive manufacturer and automotive lender on many aspects of telematics and GPS technologies.
  • Advise public automotive retailer on information technology agreements (ongoing for more than 15 years).

Economic Development

  • Represented wind energy developers, public automotive manufacturing company, beverage manufacturer and other businesses in negotiating economic development grant agreements and establishing new facilities.
  • Represented county in negotiating economic development grant agreements for data center owner and several manufacturing companies.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Information Technology; Renewable Energy; Energy & Utilities; Economic Development; Commercial Contracts; Business Law; Intellectual Property        

Memberships

  • World Affairs Council of Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2012-2016
  • UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law Alumni Association, Alumni Engagement Subcommittee, 2010-2015
  • Hospitality House of Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2001-2004