Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on project development and strategic financings throughout the United States. It currently manages 750MW of operational assets, with more than 10GW in active development and has raised over $2 billion in project capital to date. The company’s Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple non-profit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Pine Gate Renewables was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2021, awarded the gold medal in the energy category for Inc.’s Best in Business 2020 list and ranked #6 on Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest Growing Energy Companies” in 2018. Pine Gate Renewables works every day to achieve its mission to “Get Solar Done.” For more information, visit pinegaterenewables.com.
Our Real Estate Group is looking for a problem solver to join our team in developing large-scale solar and storage projects throughout the United States. This role requires extensive knowledge and experience with (i) title policies, (ii) ALTA surveys, and (iii) clearing exceptions to title policies. If you find renewable energy exciting and have the experience below, we want to speak with you. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel and can work out of either one of our North Carolina offices (Charlotte or Asheville) or, depending on experience, could be remote.
What You'll Do
- Support all aspects of the title commitment, survey, title defect curing and issuance of title policies for renewable energy project development and financing.
- Interface with title insurers in ordering, reviewing and negotiating title commitments, removal of title exceptions and title insurance policies.
- Review, identify and then negotiate and draft documentation to clear title exceptions identified in the title commitment.
- Interface with banks, lenders and other financial institutions to address diligence questions and negotiate suitable lender’s and owner’s title policies from the title insurer.
- Oversee and manage the preparation, negotiation, execution and recording of title related documents.
- Prepare a summary of material defects affecting the use of surface rights or exception to policy coverage and prepare an action plan to correct such defects and exclusions.
- At least three (3) years of experience with title commitments, surveys and curing title defects identified in the title commitment.
- Experience supporting financial closings, including responses to lender comments, negotiating title policy endorsements and exceptions, coordinating final as built surveys to included with the issued title policy.
- An entrepreneurial attitude towards problem solving.
- Expert knowledge of legal and contractual issues governing real property rights.
- Proven ability to effectively communicate with external stakeholders such as landowners, opposing counsel, lenders and investors.
- Attention to detail, particularly in review of ALTA surveys for accuracy, confirmation of as built to the design and confirming real estate documentation.
- Familiarity with drafting common title defect clearing documents such as SNDA, easement, crossing consent.
- Familiarity with as-built overlays on ALTA surveys.
- Working knowledge of mineral right considerations in land use.
- Knowledge and experience in domestic energy markets.
Working Environment and Physical Demand
- Some travel may be required