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Frank Lyman, McCauley Lyman LLC

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  Frank Lyman helps business people establish, finance, acquire, operate, and sell companies and assets. He has considerable expertise and experience in matters affecting businesses, including:
  • company organization, governance, and regulation
  • finance, including
    • asset-backed and receivables-based financing
    • project finance
  • sales and acquisitions of both asset and equity interests
  • energy project development, operation, and regulation
  • real estate contracts and leases

Much of Frank's experience has involved the energy sector — as a businessman, as a government official, and as a lawyer. He was a manager of supply & distribution operations with Mobil Oil and held several senior positions for the U.S. Department of Energy. He was director of storage development operations for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Later, he assisted in overseeing program offices responsible for commercializing emerging energy technology in the areas of combined cycle generation, advanced coal combustion, small scale hydro, and geothermal energy.

Frank left government for private law practice following Congress' enactment of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). He helped LeBoeuf Lamb Leiby & MacRae and Nixon Hargrave Devans & Doyle create "one stop" energy practices that offered clients the combined energy regulatory, commercial, and finance expertise needed to consummate transactions for the then emerging independent power producer (IPP) industry.

In the 1990s, Frank combined his expertise and experience as manager and lawyer as both General Manager (COO) and General Counsel for Cogen Energy Technology, a New York State independent power company. He returned to private law practice after helping to sell the company in 1999.

Frank is a graduate of Manhattan College, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, and The George Washington University Law School. He was also a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School.

Frank is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. He is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.

Following are some of Frank's activities in energy and solid waste management:

  • Nuclear facility licensing & regulation (representing utilities and a fuel supplier)
  • Small-scale hydro facility licensing (representing developers)
  • Solid waste transfer station, landfill, and waste-to-energy facility development, finance & regulation (representing municipalities and developers)
  • Gas- and oil-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility development (representing developers), including all contracts, e.g.,:
    • Engineering, procurement & construction
    • Land acquisition
    • Fuel supply & transportation
    • Power sales
    • Thermal energy sales
    • Financing
    • Professional services
  • Gas and electricity industry restructuring (state and FERC)
  • Utility work-out of IPP contracts (representing an IPP in the landmark $4 billion Master Restructuring Agreement among Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and a score of independent power companies)


 

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