Stinson LLP When Micah Revell was growing up in the southeast United States, he always looked for a chance to head outdoors and enjoy the natural world.
Now, as a partner at Stinson LLP, Revell helps clients navigate environmental laws and deploy clean energy solutions that help protect people and the planet. He was drawn to Minnesota partly because of its reputation for “thoughtful environmental” regulation and a fast-growing clean energy economy. The Emory University law school graduate spent almost four years working on environmental, administrative and commercial litigation matters at a Louisville, Kentucky law firm before coming to the Twin Cities with his wife, who is from Minnesota.
“When I looked to relocate to Minnesota, I wanted to land at a firm that had an emphasis and expertise in environmental law, but also renewable energy,” Revell said. “Because I practiced in the environmental regulatory space in coal country, I became very interested in how we generate and distribute electricity and what was next for the energy transition.”
Minnesota’s national leadership in community solar was a draw, and Revell’s career includes working with many clean energy developers, independent power producers, utilities and electric cooperatives. He’s advised on construction, offtake, permitting and regulatory issues for solar, storage and wind projects nationwide and represented clients in regulatory proceedings before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Revell also regularly counsels on broader sustainability and renewable energy issues, as well as environmental compliance, due diligence and litigation matters. The notable cases Revell has worked on include representing a White Bear Lake organization challenging the Department of Natural Resources over the falling lake levels, which provided his clients a partial win at the Minnesota Supreme Court. Lately, he’s also been advising clients on carbon capture and renewable natural gas issues.
Outside Stinson, Revell has served as pro bono counsel to several conservation organizations and is actively involved in multiple bar associations. His job offers personal and professional fulfillment. “The two have come together in a way that doesn’t often happen for many people, so I’m fortunate,” Revell said.
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