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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone: (913) 647-3212
Email: dneil@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions

The Missouri Bar, 2000
Kansas Bar, 2001

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University School of Law,  J.D. 2000
  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S. 1995

Experience

Darren represents clients in the wind, solar, and renewable energy industry in the general areas of real estate, financing, construction, and business transactions relating to project acquisitions, dispositions, development and operations. He also leads a team of real estate lawyers handling real estate transactions involving more than 50 wind  and solar energy projects, including leases, easements, and other landowner agreements in more than 20 states.

Darren has extensive experience negotiating:  Stock and membership interest purchase and sale agreements relating to renewable energy projects; Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements relating to renewable energy projects; Federal and state permitting of renewable energy projects; PILOT agreements; Decommissioning and other security agreements with governmental authorities; Construction-related agreements, such as road maintenance agreements and utility-encroachment agreements.  Darren also represents real estate owners, developers, and tenants in various commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and commercial leases.  He Darren has negotiated leases for:  Retail; Shopping centers; Build-to-suit projects; Office buildings; Long-term ground; Industrial sites.

Additionally, Darren represents lending institutions and borrowers in complex construction and permanent real estate financing transactions and asset-based financial transactions. Residential and commercial developers also benefit from his counsel in establishing homes associations and business associations and drafting subdivision documents, including covenants and restrictions for the development.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Energy Law
  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Areas of Emphasis

  • Renewable Energy
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing

Activities and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Overland Park, Class of 2008
  • United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates

Honors and Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyer for Business, Real Estate (Kansas)
  • Selected as among The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate
  • Selected by Super Lawyers for Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars

Publications and Presentations

  • Wind Transactions – Presentation Given to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2012
  • Anatomy of a Wind Lease – Presentation Given at the UMKC Energy Symposium, 2012
  • Wind Development in the State of Kansas – Presentation Given to The Kansas Bankers Association, April 2010
  • Recent Development in Kansas Zoning and Land Use Law – Presentation Given at Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey and Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2002-03