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General Counsel,  reNRG Partners

Steven Lucas

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.

Attorney, 2018-2022

  • Assisted clients with developing 6.3GW of utility-scale solar, wind, and battery energy storage projects throughout the United States
  • Performed due diligence reviews for the acquisition of 30 utility-scale solar energy projects
  • Negotiated and drafted various development agreements with private parties and municipal agencies
  • Represented renewable energy clients at administrative hearings. Obtained land use permits, ensured regulatory compliance, resolved siting and other impediments to project development

Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C.

Associate Attorney, 2015-2018

  • Served as special counsel to cities focusing on land use matters, including the drafting of specialized ordinances and comprehensive codes
  • Served as the City Attorney for multiple cities in the St. Louis area. Advised elected officials and department directors regarding municipal matters, including those related to planning and land use, zoning, subdivision, employment and personnel, constitutional issues, open records requirements, and litigation

Lucas Companies

In-House Counsel, 2012-2014

  • Commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and leasing
  • Negotiated and drafted complex construction and development agreements
  • Obtained zoning and building permits for commercial construction projects

Office of the City Attorney for Kansas City, Missouri

Assistant City Attorney, 2011

  • Conducted extensive legal research for land use projects
  • Provided litigation support; drafted pleadings, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment
  • Advised public officials during public hearings: City Council, City Plan Commission


MUP with an emphasis in Land Use and Development
School of Public Affairs and Administration
University of Kansas: 2009-2011

JD with an emphasis in Urban, Land Use and Environmental Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law: 2006-2009

School of Education and Human Sciences
University of Kansas: 2001-2005

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