Gary Lee Stapleton, Jr.

Gary Lee Stapleton, Jr.

Senior Associate

Email gary.stapleton@​

Phone +1 410 659 2713

Fax +1 410 659 2701

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Gary Stapleton knows how to anticipate risks, leverage business opportunities, and navigate challenging deal structures for his clients to optimize deal value in the ever-changing infrastructure, energy, resources, and projects markets. He offers practical solutions based on experience – Gary has seen every angle of a transaction, so he understands his clients' unique needs.

With a core focus on the infrastructure, energy, resources, and projects markets, Gary's experience ranges from representing one of the largest developers of solar photovoltaic projects to working with utilities and developers on natural gas (and other conventional fuel projects), as well as hydroelectricity, biomass, and wind energy, domestically and abroad. He has structured and drafted agreements for a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions, project development, real estate transactions, restructuring activities, and financing transactions. Gary is also versed in structuring and drafting agreements for a variety of consulting services, contracting services, and construction agreements. Gary's practice includes representing one of the largest mitigation bankers in the United States.

A lifelong Marylander, Gary is committed to the community. He teaches business planning at his alma mater, University of Baltimore School of Law, and commits his pro bono practice to the local community. Prior to law school, Gary was an AmeriCorps volunteer and service coordinator, supporting and empowering at-risk youth in Baltimore. While in law school, Gary honed his project management and legal skills by serving as editor-in-chief of the University of Baltimore Law Forum and published a Law Forum article on foreclosure defenses.

Gary's in-depth and varied practice makes him a versatile advocate, advisor, and negotiator perfectly suited to tackle transactions in today's increasingly complex infrastructure, energy, resources, and projects markets.

Education and admissions


J.D., The University of Baltimore, School of Law, summa cum laude, Heuisler Honor Society, 2012

B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2007


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing a technology provider and developer of the first trash-to-jet fuel commercial scale project in the United States.

Representing NRG in connection with its negotiation of O&M contracts, turbine supply agreements, and repowering agreements for wind projects in the United States.

Representing new or emerging technology companies in early stage project development and equipment and technology term sheets and purchase and sale arrangements.

Representing a major healthcare facility in the acquisition and installation of a particle accelerator for use in proton therapy.

Representing a major utility in the US$600m dollar sale of its interest in a 417 MW hydroelectric facility.

Representing a major developer in a US$253m financing of a wind energy generation facility.

Representing a major utility in the restructuring of a portfolio of wind development projects involving a joint development agreement and a development loan agreement.

Participated in the development and financing of natural gas pipelines and natural gas-fired generation projects across the United States.

Participated in billions of dollars of mergers and acquisitions transactions across a variety of sectors including energy and health care.

Representing a developer in the negotiation of EPC agreements with a Spanish contractor and German engine supplier for the development of energy projects in Latin America.

Representing a leading mitigation bank developer in the acquisition of real estate and development of a variety of large-scale mitigation banks across the United States.

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