Mark Malaspina, a partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey's Business Services Group, has performed a wide variety of legal services for clients in business, industry and government. Mark is called upon often by other attorneys in business and government to render advice to them concerning unique or complicated legal matters. A significant portion of Mark’s practice has involved commercial transactions, as well as project development and finance, negotiating and structuring all legal aspects of infrastructure and other construction projects from the conceptual stage through completion. Recent representative experience includes electric power generation projects, electric transmission projects, wastewater treatment projects, water system projects and brownfield redevelopment projects.
Mark has provided legal services to a large U.S. utility for over 30 years, spanning a wide spectrum of matters related to public utilities, independent energy, real estate, governmental relations, infrastructure, construction, and commercial and business activities in general. Mark has served as lead outside counsel for project development, financing, contracting and construction matters for this utility. Mark represented the unregulated subsidiary of this utility in electric power project development and acquisition throughout the world. Mark also represents other businesses in matters involving business structuring and governance, finance, contracts, real estate, and day-to-day operating issues.
Additionally, Mark has provided legal services to numerous state and local governmental and quasi-governmental agencies. Representative matters include constituent documentation and governance matters for boards and commissions, legislation, rules and regulations, contracts (including intergovernmental agreements), construction projects, purchase and sale of assets, election laws, economic development, workforce training and Freedom of Information laws.
Construction Documents/Project Documents/Contract Documents
Preparation of RFP documents for supply of equipment and services to large-scale electric transmission projects
Preparation of RFP documents for construction of gas-fired electric power plants
Legal aspects of response to RFP for cogeneration project for hospital expansion
Preparation of RFPs and related contract documentation for lottery vendors
JV Agreement for enterprise to contract with U.S. electric utility for large-scale project development and construction
Potential JV between U.S. and Chinese company for joint development of large scale hybrid solar electric power plants in China
Potential JV between oil company and U.S. renewable energy project developer for large-scale hybrid solar/gas project in North Africa
Mergers and Acquisitions
Sale of $60M interest in large-scale electric transmission project under development in New England
$47M sale of assets in large-scale operating electric transmission project located in Connecticut
Intellectual property licensing establishing basis for long-term acquisition of a South American company
Sale of state-owned water system
Potential acquisition of large-scale hybrid solar/gas electric power plants under development in U.S.
Potential acquisition of interest in U.S. coal gasification project
Potential sale of large brownfield project involving former site of large-scale chemical plant
Connecticut counsel in IPO of former public company taken private in 2007