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 founding partner at DuFour Conapinski 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 founding partner at DuFour Conapinski LLP. His areas of practice cover infrastructure projects, supply contracts, commercial agreements, and intellectual property. With an MBA, a JD, and an engineering degree, Len brings an ideal blend of business, technical, and legal intelligence to guide renewable energy and tech clients.
John Ha is a partner at DuFour Conapinski 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 particular emphasis on renewable energy.
Stephen (Steve) Boyett is Counsel at DuFour Conapinski 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 LLP. Her areas of practice include energy projects with an emphasis on solar and energy efficiency project development, equipment supply contracts, service and maintenance contracts, and other complex commercial agreements. Ryan also advises clients on general corporate governance matters.
Lisa Santaniello is the Director of Operations at Dufour Conapinski LLP. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Lisa has worked across a wide variety of industries, from restaurants to publishing. Lisa also has experience in renewable energy, with particular expertise working in the solar industry.
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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.