Dennis Haines is a Senior Counsel in Barton’s Corporate and Energy Practices. He brings to Barton a broad range of legal, commercial operation and governance experience in energy, power-generation and clean-tech sectors including solar, biomethane and other renewables, energy conservation measures, cogeneration, combined heat and power, district energy systems, electricity and gas retail operations, water distribution and treatment and specification equipment supply/procurement.

Dennis has significant hands-on experience on major project development and other commercial transactions, JV/consortium management, project-financing, tax-exempt financing and corporate restructurings, including a lead role in dispositions and acquisitions. His overseas experience includes an expatriate assignment in Asia Pacific and a special assignment in UK.

For over the last three decades Dennis has worked as in-house Counsel and General Counsel for prominent, global manufacturers; industrial and municipal services providers, developer/builder/operator of biomethane renewable energy facilities; and for the leading national energy-services/conservation-measure engineering/contracting specialist, design-build-operator of cogeneration/combined heat and power and renewable-energy facilities and gas/electricity retailer.

Dennis uses his strong business acumen and strategic business skills as a legal/commercial advisor to project developers, equipment manufacturers and investors.

Prior to joining Barton, Dennis was the Vice President & Managing Counsel for Pepco Energy Services, Inc. in Metro D.C.

Key Capabilities

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment and Executive Compensation
  • Finance/Treasury
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Properties
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Privatizations
  • Venture Capital

Industry Experience

  • Energy
  • Electricity & Gas Retail Operations
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Procurement/Claims
  • Mergers and Acquisitions/Disposals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Generation
  • Technology
  • Water Distribution/Treatment