Category Archives: Team Members

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Kurt Rempe is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Larder LLP where he focuses on energy and tax law. Kurt regularly represents clients in tax equity investments in renewable energy projects and with energy regulatory matters related to the electric industry. Kurt’s tax experience extends to structuring tax equity transactions to finance solar, wind, fuel cell and biomass projects. Kurt’s energy regulatory experience extends to transmission service and interconnection agreements, power purchase agreements, open access requirements, market-based rates, exempt wholesale generator and qualifying facility certification, sales and acquisitions of electric generation assets, and hydroelectric licensing.

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Tory Matese is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She practices general corporate and business law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Ms. Matese is a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice. She is also a member of the Sports Industry Team and the Energy Industry Team. Ms. Matese assists clients in negotiating and drafting corporate organizational documents and business transaction documents, such as stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, license agreements, security agreements and related documents.

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John A. Eliason is a partner and business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He provides tax, legal, and business advice to financial institutions, equity investors, manufacturers, and project developers in the energy sector. Mr. Eliason regularly represents clients participating in wind, solar, and other renewable energy transactions that rely on tax and other federal and state incentives such as investment tax credits, production tax credits, bonus depreciation, and other government incentive programs. He helps clients maximize benefits available through the use of sale-leasebacks, flip partnerships, and other tax-driven structures. Mr. Eliason also regularly represents energy clients in front of both the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.