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David L. Benson

Practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Utilities

About Me

Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Energy & Utilities: 50%
    13 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 50%
    23 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joshua C. Allen Brower

    I highly recommend David. He is an excellent lawyer and a joy to work with. David brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication and passion to solving client problems.


    Joshua Brower Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Stoel Rives LLP

600 University St Ste 3600
Seattle, WA, 98101



MIActive And In Good Standing199309/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Energy/Utilities LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Board Member of the YearBoys & Girls Clubs of King County, SW Branch2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalStoel Rives LLP1999 - Present
Senior AssociateHecht & Lentz1994 - 1999
Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Judge Richard Suhrheinrich1992 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Clean Technology AllianceBoard Member2008 - Present
Association for Corporate GrowthBoard of Directors, Seattle Chapter2006 - Present
Seattle Repertory TheatreMember, Board of Trustees,2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationSub-Committee Chair, Corporate Counsel Committee2004 - Present
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, King CountyChair; Board Member2003 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Law of Biofuels (Second Edition)Financing Your Biofuels Project2008
Law of Biofuels (Second Edition)Next-Generation Biofuels2008
American Bar Association publicationIn-House Counsel Tool-Kit (Co-editor)2007
M&A Process: A Practical Guide for the Business LawyerM&A Process: A Practical Guide for the Business Lawyer2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws, with Distinction1993
Michigan State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor, Summa cum laude1992
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
RETech 2009: Leadership in Green EconomyPublic-Private Partnerships in Renewable Energy2009
Algae Biofuels World SummitFinancing of advanced biofuels and co-products2009
Renewable Energy Finance ForumFinancing Biomass Projects2007
NREL's 20th Industry Growth ForumNovel Approaches to Financing the Clean Energy Technology Revolution2007
Renewable Energy Project FinancingRenewable Energy Financing2006