Lisa Chavez’ practice focuses primarily on the real estate aspect of utility scale wind and solar projects. Ms. Chavez has assisted renewable energy developers in various aspects of project development, including the drafting and negotiation of leases, survey and title review, curing title issues, and addressing regulatory requirements. Ms. Chavez’ practice also includes assisting new and established businesses with the formation of entities, negotiating and drafting contracts, mergers, the purchase and sale of assets, investment opportunities, and real estate acquisitions.
Ms. Chavez has assisted with the development and installation of over 2,400 MW of clean renewable energy in Texas and Oklahoma. She also co-authored a legal article, along with Charles L Black, a fellow partner at Wagstaff LLP, entitled “Adding Transmission for Texas: The CREZ Process, Route Selection, Right-of-Way Acquisition, and Condemnation” presented at the 2011 State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, and authored “Boilerplate Clauses in Wind Lease Agreements” presented at the 2017 Renewable Energy Law Conference at the University of Texas School of Law.
Ms. Chavez enjoys staying active in the Abilene community. She currently serves as Secretary for the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of Abilene, on the Community Advisory Board for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health – Abilene, Texas, and as a Board Member of the Abilene Junior Women’s Club.
A graduate of McMurry University, Ms. Chavez was designated as one of Abilene’s “2015 Top 20 Under 40” by the Abilene Reporter News, USA Today Network.
- Renewable Energy
- Estate Planning
- Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
- J.D. magna cum laude – 2005
- McMurry University, Texas
- B.S. summa cum laude – 2001
- Supreme Court of Texas, 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Texas Bar Association
- Abilene Bar Association
- Abilene Young Lawyers
- Abilene’s Top 20 Under 40, 2015
- Community Foundation of Abilene
- Secretary of Board of Trustees
- Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health – Abilene, Texas
- Community Advisory Board Member
- Abilene Junior Women’s Club