PRLog - Dec. 7, 2009 - VENICE, Calif. – Rachael Simonoff Wexler, a leading legal advisor to businesses in alternative energy and clean technology, has become Chief Executive Officer of Sunlight Planet, LLC http://www.sunlightplanet.com a financial services firm specializing in commercial renewable energy projects.
Sunlight Planet provides financial and legal structuring services, investor support and project fund administration for owners and investors of sustainable development and renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Among its various projects, the firm is providing structuring solutions for a wind turbine project in New York, project fund escrow and administration services on the behalf of an investor group with active projects in Arizona and Pennsylvania and a turnkey solution for the structuring, management and funds distribution for rooftop solar installation on behalf of a non-profit entity in California.
Taking on the helm of Sunlight Planet is an exciting next step in my career progression. The company has positioned itself to play an integral role in the successful adoption of renewable technology at the commercial level, especially for project sizes that fall below utility scale. This is a unique opportunity to play a formative role in the renewable energy movement.
Ms. Wexler comes to Sunlight Planet from the Los Angeles office of Goodwin Procter, where she was a partner in the Business Law Department and a member of its Corporate Practice. Ms. Wexler built a national reputation for working on complex financial and corporate transactions for businesses in the alternative energy, recycling, nanotechnology and life sciences industries. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on the business, legal and financial issues confronting the clean and nanotechnology sectors.
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Ms. Wexler was a partner at Alschuler, Grossman, Stein & Kahan, LLP. Previously, Ms. Wexler served as General Counsel and a Senior Vice President of US Bancorp Libra, a nationally-recognized investment banking and brokerage firm. Ms. Wexler holds a BA and MA with honors from the University of Chicago and a JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
About Sunlight Planet
Venice, California-based Sunlight Planet provides financial advisory services for commercial renewable energy projects. The company’s services include turnkey program management, capital and structuring services, investor support services, contractor capability and bonding analysis and project fund escrow and administration. Sunlight Planet maintains strong ties with the financial and legal community, along with manufacturers, vendors, dealers and service providers comprising the renewable energy industry. The financial services offered and the diverse relationships of Sunlight Planet deliver owners access to capital and cost-effective structuring services. Sunlight Planet’s escrow and administrative functions create project controls on the behalf of financing institutions through independent management and accountability of project funds.
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