Legal Department Intern

Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. (“Onyx”), a Blackstone portfolio company, is an integrated renewable energy development and investment company that develops, acquires and owns energy projects primarily within the solar generation and storage sectors in North America. Onyx is headquartered in New York City and is managed by a team of professionals who have collectively developed more than 9 GW of renewable energy projects.

Opportunity

Onyx’s four-person legal department seeks a law student for the 2019 Fall Semester (with possible continuation through the summer) to support the department’s day to day activities.

The legal department staff supports the rest of the firm’s activities for its projects, from project inception and development, engineering, construction, debt and tax equity financing, through to ongoing operations matters. The department handles many matters internally, as well as engages national law firms for certain of its larger transactions and specialized federal and state regulatory matters, including Skadden, Milbank, Holland and Hart, Fox Rothschild and Eversheds Sutherland.

Onyx is interested in hiring a student as early as September 16th.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare federal, state, and local filings necessary for project development and to comply with tax equity and debt financing requirements;

  • Communicate with customers, counsel, and other third parties in connection with filings and other deliverables;

  • Review materials received from outside counsel and service providers;

  • Assist legal department in drafting and research assignments across different practice areas; and

  • Work on other matters as the candidate’s interest and legal department’s needs can support.

Candidate criteria

  • Law student (preferably 2L) with a minimum GPA of 3.25;

  • Desire to learn about renewable energy, project finance, energy regulatory, corporate and land use and development practice areas;

  • A self-starter with an attention to detail;

  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate in a start-up environment;

  • Availability to work between 15-20 hours per week.

About Onyx

Onyx is a vertically integrated developer, owner and operator of commercial and industrial and utility scale renewable energy and storage assets. Onyx is fully capitalized by funds managed by the energy private equity group of The Blackstone Group L.P., one of world’s leading investment firms and largest alternative asset management firms. Onyx was formed in 2014 and has developed, owned and manages over 120MW of solar photovoltaic projects across 12 states. Onyx has an active development pipeline of over 1.5GW of renewable energy projects. Since its formation, Onyx has entered into debt and equity financings exceeding US $500 million to support the development and ownership of its portfolio of projects.

EEO Statement 

Onyx provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Onyx complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Onyx expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Onyx’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.