Christopher J. Pollart

Shareholder

E-mail: cpollart@k-plaw.com
Phone: 617.556.0007
Practice Areas: Public Utility, Energy, Regulatory, Municipal, Contracts and Procurement and Environmental

Attorney Chris Pollart represents and counsels publicly-owned utility systems (municipal electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives, state agencies and state authorities), municipalities, state agencies and authorities as well as a number of private clients.

Attorney Pollart’s practice includes the following:

  • Advising clients on wholesale and retail power supply, power supply products, natural gas supply retail energy and gas supply and hedging and contract documents;
  • Negotiating project agreements for renewable energy projects, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and ground leases, for utility-scale solar, wind, hydro and landfill gas generation;
  • Advising clients on ISO-NE rules and requirements;
  • Negotiating and documenting natural gas purchase transactions;
  • Negotiating and documenting chilled water service agreements for consumers of chilled water services;
  • Advising clients on substation, infrastructure projects and bidding requirements;
  • Advising publicly owned utility clients on general municipal, public power and general business issues. This includes researching legal issues, drafting legal opinions and meeting with and advising key personnel and governing boards;
  • Advising publicly owned utility clients on telecommunications issues;
  • Developing and negotiating project contracts for public power plant projects, including Owner’s Engineer agreements, Engineering, Procurement and Construction agreements, turbine purchase agreements, long term generator service agreements, agreements for the purchase and sale of unit contingent power and capacity and governing structure;
  • Advising public developers of power plants on municipal zoning requirements, environmental permitting, bidding requirements and siting requirements; and
  • Representing clients in Massachusetts State Courts, Massachusetts Federal District Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals and before regulatory agencies including the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission.

Prior Experience

Rubin and Rudman, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Partner, Executive Committee Member and Department Chair

Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Rising Star” in Energy & Natural Resources in the 2010 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Education

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1996, cum laude

University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Arts, 1992, cum laude