Steven K. Bender

Steven K. Bender

Partner - Atlanta
sbender@mckennalong.com
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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 5300
Atlanta, GA 30308
TEL: 404.527.4640
FAX: 404.527.4198
Los Angeles
300 South Grand Avenue
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Experience

Steve Bender's practice includes all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of heavy industrial, commercial, and office properties. For the last twenty years, Steve Bender has focused his practice on the acquisition, development, financing and operation of energy projects, including electric power plant projects throughout the United States.  As part of that work, a significant segment of his practice includes the acquisition and development of electric transmission, natural gas and water line right-of-ways for supplying and interconnecting projects.  He has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in Atlanta magazine six times.

Notable Engagements

Commercial and Office Transactions:

Solar Projects:
  • Imperial Solar Energy Center South - 946-acre photovoltaic solar project under construction in Imperial County, California, including the development of a Generation Tie-Line Path Change Option for the project.
  • Imperial Solar Energy Center West – 1,100-acre photovoltaic solar project located in Imperial County, California.
  • Long Island, New York Project - Assemble over 1,000 acres of land for the development of a solar generation project.
  • Silverleaf Solar Energy Center - 1,100-acre 160-megawatt photovoltaic solar project under development in Southern California.
  •  Wistaria Ranch Solar, LLC  -  3,000 + acre photovoltaic solar project under development in Imperial County, California.
  • Fresh & Easy Roof Top Solar – Representation of Tesco PLC’s U.S. affiliate, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, LLC, in connection with the acquisition and development of their 850,000 square foot Riverside, California distribution facility, with 500,000 square feet of roof top solar generation.
  • Currently working on additional utility scale photovoltaic solar projects that have not yet been publicly announced.
Clean Coal Projects:
Cogeneration Project:

Gas-Fired Power Project Development:

Acquisition and Sale of Operating Power Plants:

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