Sahir Surmeli

Sahir Surmeli

Co-Chair, Energy & Clean Technology Practice

Mintz Levin

Sahir represents emerging growth and established energy and clean technology, life sciences and information technology companies, investors and investment banks in public offerings and private financings, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. In 2013, Sa was listed among the Top 100 Cleantech & Renewables Lawyers by Euromoney’s LMG Cleantech & Renewable Energy.

Sa serves as Co-chair of the firm's Energy & Clean Technology Practice, which serves more than 250 clients. Since 2006, the firm’s Energy & Clean Technology Practice has completed more than 300 transactions in this sector totaling over $7 billion. In 2013 the firm was listed among the “Top 10 Clean Technology Firms" by Euromoney’s LMG Cleantech & Renewable Energy. The Energy & Clean Technology Practice has been ranked #2 nationally among top Clean Technology law firms, according to Watershed Capital Group, and the practice was listed as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report, both in Boston and nationally.

Sa has worked on a wide variety of capital-raising projects, including equity, debt, syndicated loan, strategic investment and structured finance offerings, with aggregate proceeds of more than $10.6 billion. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities law as well as mergers and acquisitions. Sa represents issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers, and placement agents in public and private equity offerings, debt offerings (particularly high-yield, but also investment grade), bank financings, leveraged buyouts, securitizations, and related transactions as well as private equity funds in leveraged buyouts.

Sa has an MBA in corporate finance and focuses on adding value in complex financing structures and helping younger companies navigate the challenges of the public and private markets. He handles projects in a broad range of sectors, including energy and clean technology, oil and gas, pipeline and exploration, telecommunications, information technology, satellite, biotech, aerospace, semiconductor and consumer finance. He also has extensive international experience — he previously practiced in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong and now works from the Boston office of Mintz Levin. He has represented clients in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

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