Mark A. Barnett

Partner - Boston

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As Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech Industry Group, and head of the firm’s Renewable Energy Project Finance and Development Practice, Mark Barnett has an extensive business law practice focused on the energy and clean technology and infrastructure sectors. Mark works closely with clients developing innovative technologies and business approaches to solving energy and sustainability challenges, advising these emerging and high growth companies in all aspects of strategic development, financings and acquisitions, intellectual property and industry-specific regulatory and policy matters. He also leads the firm’s renewable energy project finance practice with a particular focus on solar energy project development and finance, working with a broad range of developers, project sponsors and investors in this dynamic and growing sector.

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  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A.


Hebrew, Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Advised Soltage, LLC on numerous financings, including a $70 million joint venture between Soltage, LLC and Greenwood Energy
  • Advised Next Step Living, a leading home-energy solutions company, in its most recent $25 million Series D financing
  • Represented Toshiba International Corporation in all aspects of construction financing provided to the developer of a 10 MW portfolio of solar assets located in Massachusetts, and advise on other projects nationwide
  • Advised Black Coral Capital, LLC on its investment in Clean Energy Collective, LLC, a leader in community solar solutions
  • Advised a U.S. based developer of gas-to-liquid projects in their sale of the company to Velocys plc
  • Advised Sun Catalytix on various financing and sale to Lockheed Martin Corporation


  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Super Lawyers' Massachusetts Rising Stars: A Comprehensive Listing on the Best Young Lawyers in Massachusetts (2009, 2013-2014)


  • The Food Project, Board Member
  • PRIME Coalition, Pro Bono Counsel
  • Cleantech Open, Mentor
  • MassChallenge, Mentor
  • New England Clean Energy Council, Policy Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Associations, Member

  • Panelist, “Enabling Clean Energy Implementation Through Policy, Technology/Innovation and Finance,” 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), (November 30-December 11, 2015)
  • Panelist, “Development and Financing Issues,” Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference (November 6-7, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Navigating Climate Risk and Investing for Impact,” Ceres, Black Coral Capital and PRIME Coalition (November 4, 2014)
  • Panelist, "Creative Solar Financing Matching Funds & Projects," Solar Power Mid-Atlantic Conference presented by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), (September 9-10, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Drivers of Cleantech Innovation: Policy, Capital, and IP,” Boston Bar Association Roundtable (February 7, 2014)
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  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut