Emily Burks

General Counsel

Emily is a senior renewable energy development attorney with proven business judgment, based on more than 8 years of high-profile solar project development achievement at Community Energy. As General Counsel, Emily has closed more than 50 North American solar deals, representing more than 700 MW of renewable energy projects across twelve states; including some of North America’s largest solar farms in operation today. Her front line experience working between developers, corporations, utilities and banks allows her to successfully manage the complex aspects of renewable energy development, including securing land rights and entitlements, negotiating and overseeing EPC and O&M contracts, managing multi-party project financing, mitigating corporate risks, managing corporate formation and formalities, advising on employment matters, and more.

Emily obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Prior to Community Energy, she advised large corporate clients in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as ran her own private practice. Emily is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado and Maine.