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Joel M. Laubenstein

Principal
512 975 7282

Joel Laubenstein, principal with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s energy and infrastructure team, has been with the firm since 2008. He also serves as the firm’s Texas market leader and tribal services practice leader.

Joel specializes in the management of client energy and infrastructure initiatives. He provides support in technology due diligence, project feasibility analysis, financial modeling, contract structuring and negotiation, and debt and equity procurement.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Joel served as a project manager for a privately held renewable energy project developer where he was responsible for technology transfer, site selection, contract negotiation, and capital structuring and acquisition.

Experience

  • Specializes in evaluating and supporting the development of new business opportunities in energy and infrastructure
  • Leads energy project development activities on behalf of clients in multiple industries, with a special focus on renewable energy project development
  • Provides financial modeling, analysis and optimal deal structuring services
  • Leverages public and private financing mechanisms
  • Provides overall project management services
  • Consults on investment opportunities in the renewable energy space on behalf of clients
  • Conducts third-party feasibility studies for public sector and private clients
  • Specializes in energy, tribal government, agribusiness and food and beverage industries

Involvement

  • American Biogas Council
  • American Public Power Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Gulf Coast Power Association
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
  • Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Texas Public Power Association

Thought Leadership

  • Speaker at national and regional conferences on topics related to energy infrastructure and financing solutions and opportunities
  • "Energy project development and finance," U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Tribal Energy Summit, 2017
  • "New Market Tax Credits financing for tribal organizations," DOE webinar, 2016
  • "Energy finance: financing energy development," NCAIED National Reservation Economic Summit, 2016
  • "Fueling the conversation: biogas use and project development," Power of Waste Conference, 2016

Education

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Bachelor of Science

Continuing Education

  • NAFOA, Fall Finance Tribal Economies, 2016
  • NAFOA, Annual Conference, 2016