MEET OUR TEAM
Our experienced team has worked on behalf of some of the world's most well known renewable energy, technology, and manufacturing companies. We have helped to facilitate some of the most sophisticated renewable energy infrastructure projects.
Bill D. DuFour III is a partner at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. His areas of practice cover a range of business and financial matters, including renewable energy, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. In particular, Bill has extensive experience in wind and solar project acquisition, development, and finance.
Len Conapinski is a partner at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. His areas of practice include infrastructure project negotiations particularly in the solar and energy storage sectors. His practice focuses equipment supply contracts, O&M contracts, warranty issues, joint venture and teaming agreements, commercial and legal process management, and intellectual property. With an MBA, a JD, an engineering degree, and extensive business experience, Len brings an ideal blend of business, technical, and legal intelligence to guide firm clients.
John Ha is a partner at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. His areas of practice cover a range of business and financial matters, including project development, construction, and operation, project and tax equity financing and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy including wind, solar, geothermal and energy storage projects.
Stephen (Steve) Boyett is Counsel at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. His areas of practice cover a range of corporate and real estate matters, including commercial, residential and energy-related real estate issues involving acquisition, disposition, land use, construction, lending and finance, development and leasing.
Ryan Eastmoore LeBlanc is Counsel at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. Her areas of practice cover a range of commercial transactions, including solar, energy storage and energy efficiency project development, equipment supply contracts, construction and O&M contracts, and project acquisition and disposition in the renewable energy sector.
Kevin Joyce is an Associate at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. He has broad experience in commercial transactions, including contract drafting and negotiation. He is experienced in supporting sales teams through complex deals and has also regularly provided counsel regarding supply agreements, services and product maintenance, mergers and acquisitions, and trade compliance.
Ashley supports the team across all of its practices. Additionally, Ashley has experience with a range of corporate transactional matters, including financings, asset purchase and sale, and mergers. Prior to joining DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP, Ashley was an associate at Perkins Coie LLP in its emerging companies group, where she worked with a wide range of technology companies. Ashley is licensed to practice in California.
Lisa Santaniello is the Director of Operations at DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Lisa studied English Literature where she earned the H.W. Hill departmental scholarship for excellence in writing and research and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Join our team
We're out to run a different kind of firm. Here are some of the ways we are doing that:
We emphasize training and development, to ensure that tomorrow’s legal professionals have the proper skills to be successful advisers, whether in private practice or in-house. We are dedicated to cross-training and skill building that may not be adequately received in law school, and we think that the long-term payoffs are well worth the investment.
We are one firm. It is often said that many law firms, particularly larger ones, are just aggregations of different groups of lawyers who happen to share a common website and the same nameplate on the door. We have structured our firm, including our incentives, around the idea that success will be achieved through collective responsibility. We take the “long view” with our clients, and with our own people, for our success and yours.
We work to live. Not the other way around. Our goals and expectations are built around that principle.
If you are interested in working with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We consider part-time and flexible arrangements, and may offer competitively paid internships for current students.