Brittany May Dadon joined Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend, LLP in 2017. She practices in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, and Natural Resources and the Environment practice groups.
Brittany specializes in the real estate, regulatory and permitting aspects of utility scale wind, solar, and battery storage projects in Texas. Her focus is on assisting clients through all phases of project development, financing, and operations. With respect to real estate, she specializes in drafting and negotiating site control documents (including lease and easement agreements, purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, and conveyance documents), reviewing shared facilities agreements, conducting large-scale title and survey review, and providing solutions to any curative issues that arise such as clouds on title, severed estates, siting restrictions, and other encumbrances to project development and operations. Her regulatory and permitting practice entails guiding clients through the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) interconnection process, advising clients on required registrations and filings with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and ERCOT, representing clients before the PUCT in Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.158 applications, and helping clients navigate local permitting requirements, including any county and municipal regulations. She has extensive experience acting as local counsel to renewable energy developer clients in construction loan transactions and equity investment transactions, providing assistance through the due diligence process, issuing opinion letters to support project transactions, and advising on key provisions to the transaction documents including construction loan financing agreements, equity capital contribution agreements, and membership interest purchase agreements.
During her time at the firm, Brittany has worked on numerous wind, solar, battery storage and natural gas energy projects at various stages ranging from greenfield projects, acquisitions of operating projects, to repowering projects—totaling over 8 gigawatts of generation capacity.
Prior to joining the firm, Brittany worked as an attorney in the legal division of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, where she gained valuable experience in administrative procedure, settlement negotiations, and litigation. Brittany has tried cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, participated in rulemakings, and represented the public interest in a wide variety of contested cases. Brittany excels in legal writing and the ability to break down complex laws into plain English. She has written extensive legal briefs, motions for summary decision, and statements of position. Her work has also been published in the Texas International Law Journal, one of the oldest and most prominent student-published international law journals in the United States.
Brittany is licensed to practice law in Texas. She graduated with her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in May 2015. During law school, she was a member of the Texas International Law Journal and the Environmental Law Society, she received the designation of outstanding student in Environmental Law and Natural Resources and participated in the 2013 Fall Litigation Institute. While in law school, she interned with Justice Lehrmann of the Texas Supreme Court and with Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Division.