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Daniel Barron


Daniel Barron focuses his practice on representing private and public corporate clients, private equity funds, project sponsors and developers, and financial institutions in financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions related to the energy transition. 

Daniel regularly provides advice on all stages of energy transition transactions, including joint venture agreements, credit agreements, tax equity financing agreements, purchase and sale agreements, power purchase and interconnection agreements, and federal and state regulatory approvals.

Bar admissionsNew York


  • Advised an infrastructure fund on multiple acquisitions of wind, solar, battery storage, utility, and transmission assets totaling over 4 GW of capacity, including advice on federal and state regulatory approvals.*
  • Advised an asset manager on multiple acquisitions of renewable energy development platforms and follow-on transactions.*
  • Advised an asset manager on the sale of a development pipeline of solar and energy storage projects totaling 18 GW of capacity.*
  • Advised an ethanol producer and affiliate of a hybrid hedge/private equity fund, on a first-of-its-kind tax equity financing of a carbon sequestration project in Texas under IRC Section 45Q.*
  • Advised a private equity fund on its joint venture with a developer of renewable natural gas projects and follow-on transactions.*
  • Advised an independent power producer on its acquisition of a portfolio of wind, solar, and battery assets from a utility.*

*Matter handled prior to joining DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • J.D., New York University
  • M.B.A., New York University, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • M.Phil., Oriel College, University of Oxford
  • B.A., Yale University, with Distinction
  • English

Prior Experience

Daniel has spent his entire professional career advising businesses and governments on risks and opportunities arising from the energy transition. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Daniel was an associate in the renewable energy practice of an AmLaw 25 international law firm. His previous experience also includes roles at a leading North American power and utilities investment banking group, a leading global sustainability and climate change consulting practice, and the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Energy Committee, New York City Bar Association 
  • Member, Young Lawyers Council, Energy Bar Association