Ei General Counsel
An experienced corporate and commercial attorney, Gregory D. Chafee is a Partner in the Energy and Corporate & Securities practices at the Thompson Hine law firm. Greg focuses on energy production projects and provides guidance to clients on matters related to energy efficiency, sustainable construction, environmentally sensitive building practices, and the utilization of green technologies. In 2012, Greg advised on the development of the first utility scale (20MW) solar project in the State of Georgia.
Before entering private practice, Greg served as the first Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DS Waters of America, representing many leading bottled water brands. Greg also served as Associate General Counsel of Georgia Pacific Corporation. With his combined private practice and corporate background, Greg has extensive experience with a broad range of commercial transactions worldwide.
Committed to professional activities and community involvement, Greg is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee and a Director of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association and Livable Buckhead. Greg is a graduate of Brown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Boston University School of Law. Greg brings his energy perspective to Ei initiatives, as well as providing invaluable legal and business advice.