Paul Belval represents utilities, developers, investors and suppliers in transactions relating to power projects and energy and water companies.
Paul's practice involves the development, financing and restructuring of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities. He drafted the contracts and operating rules for the NEPOOL Generation Information System (GIS) and has counseled the operators of other renewable energy credit trading systems in the development of those systems. Paul has also represented Day Pitney's water company clients in governmental and private financings and other transactions.
Paul is a frequent author and speaker on energy-related topics. He has appeared in publications such as Law360 and the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Negotiated and drafted multiple power purchase agreements for offshore wind facilities in the Northeast
Counsel to lenders to geothermal projects in loans totaling $445 million that were guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Energy under Section 1705 of the ARRA
Representing a New England utility in various power and REC purchase agreements throughout its service area involving wind, solar, landfill gas, hydroelectric and anaerobic digester projects
Counsel to a water utility in tax-exempt bond, first-mortgage bond and unsecured financings, including related state regulatory proceedings
magna cum laude1989note and comment editor, Pace Law Review
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) as a leading energy: electricity (transactional) attorney Nationwide, 2013-2017
Ranked in Chambers Global (Chambers & Partners) 2016 Edition
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Energy Law, 2010-2018
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Energy and Natural Resources, 2006-2016
Chosen for inclusion in Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), 2011
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Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2013-present; Vice President, 2013-2015; Treasurer, 2015-present
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Board of Directors 2005-2015; Vice President 2009-2011; President, 2011-2013
Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, Chancellor, 2006-2012