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Bryce Alstead

Partner

5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Bryce assists clients with the successful development of a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects throughout Nevada and the Mountain West.

His clients include major renewable energy developers, mining companies, and water purveyors.

Project Development.  Bryce provides clients with innovative counsel in all aspects of complex energy and infrastructure project development, finance, site acquisition, tax incentives and abatements, and permitting (including UEPA permitting). He has served as lead counsel in the development, financing, acquisition, and sale of solar, energy storage, and geothermal projects ranging from 900kV to 400 MW.

Project Finance. Bryce frequently acts as Nevada counsel for developers, lenders, and equity investors in large project finance transactions, including construction and term financing for solar, energy storage, geothermal, and transmission projects.

Real Estate and Water Rights. Bryce also works closely with clients in the areas of municipal law and government affairs, water rights acquisitions and permitting, and the development and finance of data centers.

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Experience

  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Renewable energy
  • Permitting
  • Land use and governmental affairs
  • Water rights

Client Results

  • Lead counsel for site acquisition and permitting of numerous energy storage projects.

    • Lead Nevada counsel on multiple project financings (construction, term, and portfolio) for solar, geothermal, energy storage, and transmission projects.
    • Lead Nevada counsel in the acquisition and sale of numerous solar and geothermal projects (asset and equity deals).
    • Lead Nevada counsel for all real estate, construction, and administrative law matters for approximately twenty utility-scale solar generation facilities.
    • Lead U.S. real estate counsel for an international geothermal energy company.
    • Lead U.S. real estate counsel for an international solar energy developer.
    • Obtained numerous Utility Environmental Protection Act (UEPA) Permits for renewable projects in Nevada.
    • Obtained approvals of approximately fifteen Nevada State Office of Energy tax abatement agreements for utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities.
    • Lead counsel for the site acquisition and permitting of numerous energy storage projects.
    • Lead Nevada real estate counsel on the acquisition of a natural gas-fired generation facility.
    • Lead Nevada real estate counsel to the developers of four major high-voltage transmission lines.
    • Obtained approval of five municipal leases, associated water contracts, development agreements, and related approvals for a multi-phase solar energy complex in southern Nevada in excess of 800MW.
    • Obtained approval of a municipal lease for a natural gas-fired peaker facility and its related easements and water contract.
    • Lead counsel on the sale of a Nevada oil refinery and the subsequent acquisition of a security interest in an Ohio oil refinery.
    • Lead Nevada counsel to the developer of a state-wide fiber optics network.
    • Outside real estate counsel to a major governmental water purveyor.
    • Lead counsel on multiple land and water acquisitions in northern and southern Nevada, including purchases in excess of ten million dollars.
    • Performed due diligence and title work for numerous energy generation and transmission projects, oil and gas and mining projects, as well as data centers and large commercial and industrial developments.
    • Obtained a highly contested special use permit and related air quality permit tripling the capacity of an oil refinery, and successfully defended against state and county administrative appeals of each permit.
    • Successfully defended an energy client before the State Environmental Commission on matters related to two separate air quality permit appeals.
    • Obtained a special use permit for the expansion of a diatomaceous earth processing facility.
    • Obtained six highly contested and appealed entitlements, including zoning changes, special use permits, and variances, for a proposed resort-casino project.
    • Obtained approval for a 600-plus acre mixed-use development.

News

Publications

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment, 2016-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law, 2012-2021
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2017-2020
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2014-2016; Energy & Resources 2017-2020

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • University of Nevada Foundation, Foundation Banquet Planning Committee, Member, 2012-2018
  • State Bar of Nevada,
    • Natural Resources Subcommittee, 2008-present
    • Executive Committee Member, 2008-2014
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