Uniondale, Long Island, New York, March 24, 2011 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Stanley B. Klimberg has joined the firm as partner. He will serve as a member of the firm’s Energy and Construction Law Practice Groups.
A resident of Muttontown, Klimberg is widely acknowledged as a key figure in the energy industry, both on Long Island and throughout New York State. Klimberg’s practice focuses primarily on advice and assistance to independent developers of power plant and transmission line projects, companies that engineer and construct these projects, large energy efficiency projects, commercial energy users and utility companies.
From 1995-2007, Klimberg served as General Counsel to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). During his tenure, Klimberg was a key member of the team that negotiated LIPA’s acquisition of LILCO; in that role, he negotiated and helped implement the agreements under which National Grid manages LIPA’s transmission and distribution system and sells electricity to LIPA from its on-Island power plants. Klimberg also managed LIPA’s procurement of additional electric generation and transmission and negotiated power purchase and transmission capacity agreements with developers selected by LIPA. These procurements resulted in LIPA’s purchase of approximately 2100 MW of additional generating capacity and nearly 1000 MW of transmission capacity, including the Neptune transmission line extending from New Jersey to Long Island and the Cross Sound Cable extending from Connecticut to Long Island.
After leaving LIPA, Klimberg was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Hawkeye, LLC, an infrastructure construction company that constructs power plants, transmission lines, substations and other energy facilities for utilities and independent developers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. In 2009, Klimberg was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hawkeye’s parent company, InfrastruX Group, LLC.
During his tenure at Hawkeye, Klimberg negotiated many of the companies’ construction agreements, including a contract with BP Solar International to construct a 32 MW solar photovoltaic project to be located in the Town of Brookhaven; a contract with Bangor Hydro Electric Company to rebuild an 115 kV transmission line extending approximately 44 miles in Maine; and a contract with a subsidiary of NRG Energy to construct a 50 MW gas-fired power plant in Connecticut.
Klimberg began his legal career as an attorney with the New York State Public Service Commission, where he handled utility rate cases and power plant and transmission line siting cases. He was later appointed General Counsel of the New York State Energy Office (which was subsequently folded into the Commission and NYSERDA), where he helped prepare New York’s first Energy Master Plan and worked on the agency’s substantial energy efficiency programs.
“We are delighted to have someone of Stanley’s stature and experience join Ruskin Moscou Faltischek,” said Managing Partner Mark S. Mulholland. “His extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the energy needs of the region will benefit both our clients and companies in the energy space. Everyone at the firm wishes him great success.”
For more than 40 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.