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Renewable Energy Partner Joins Sheppard Mullin In San Diego


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that J. Anthony ("Tony") Girolami has joined the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group and will be a member of the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team. Girolami was most recently a partner at Stoel Rives. He is the 16th lateral partner to join Sheppard Mullin in 2021.

“We are seeing an increasing demand from clients who need assistance with renewable energy project agreements, and Tony is an experienced and savvy energy lawyer,” said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. “Our energy team has grown significantly the past few years and is busy across the board, so Tony is a welcome addition.”

Tony Toranto, leader of the firm's Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team, added, “Our firm is a national leader in renewable energy, and more clients are joining this expanding and exciting sector every day.  Tony’s strong international experience helping clients manage the complexities of the unique agreements that are used to develop and build out renewable energy projects augments a robust and highly sought after part of our practice.”

Girolami primarily focuses on project agreements for renewable energy transactions that are essential to energy project development and finance.  Some of these agreements include Turbine Supply Agreements (TSAs); Balance of Plant Agreements (BOPs); Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements (EPCs); Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs); and Operation and Maintenance Agreements (O&M), to name a few.  Much of Girolami’s work has historically involved international projects, particularly in Latin America.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.  He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.  He is licensed in California and New York and has been licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Brazil since 2004.

About Sheppard Mullin’s Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Team

Sheppard Mullin’s Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team comprises more than 55 attorneys, each highly trained in a particular legal discipline and having the requisite electrical power, oil and natural gas, renewables, and biofuels experience to understand our clients’ objectives. But it is our steadfast client-focused approach that sets us apart from other law firms and that is the reason some of the largest and most innovative energy industry players, including leading utilities, pipeline operators, municipalities, independent power producers, commercial banks, equity and tax investors, EPC contractors, and energy technology companies come to us for assistance on their most important energy-related legal matters.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full-service AmLaw 50 firm with more than 980 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm's clients include almost half of the Fortune 100.  For more information, please visit

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