Daniel A. Yarano



Daniel Yarano

Firm: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Address:200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States of America
Fax:+1 612 492 7077
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Dan is chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Energy Practice Group specializing in renewable energy and is a member of the firm’s Corporate, Securities, and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.

Dan combines his unique legal and business skills to advise clients on matters relating to the private and public financing of companies and wind, solar and biomass projects. Dan advises on private equity, venture capital and bank financing, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and renewable energy project tax credit financing transactions. 

Dan leverages his corporate and finance expertise to advise wind, solar and biomass energy investors and developers in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of wind, solar and biomass projects. Dan has assisted international, national, regional and local energy companies in the development and financing of wind, solar and biomass projects. Dan structures joint ventures among developers, manufacturers, and investors. Dan also represents leading wind energy supply and service companies.


Areas of Practice


  • Clean Technology
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Emerging Business
  • Energy, Chair
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Renewable Energy, Chair
  • Securities
  • Tax Credit and Incentive Financing


Professional Career



  • Presenter and Co-Chair, “What Do We Need to Do at the State and Federal Level to Make Things Better?,” LSI Renewable Energy in the Midwest Conference, August 15-16, 2013
  • Moderator, “M&A Outlook for 2013,” Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2013, San Diego, CA, February 5-7, 2013
  • Presenter, “New Challenges and Opportunities for the Wind Industry,” China Wind Power, Beijing 2012, November 15-17, 2012
  • Presenter, “Doing Wind Business in North America Forum,” China Wind Power, Beijing 2012, November 15-17, 2012
  • “MISO Queue Reform Update,” co-authored with Todd Guerrero and Lindsey Hemly, FredALERT: Energy, April 20, 2012
  • Presenter, “Purchase and Sales of Wind Projects,” 2012 Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, CA, February 8-10, 2012
  • Program Co-chair and Co-presenter of the Introduction and Overview, Third Annual Conference on New Developments in Renewable Energy in the Midwest States, August 25-26, 2011
  • “New “Met” Tower Requirements in North Dakota,” co-authored with Benjamin Gerber and Mollie Smith, FredALERT: Energy, July 2011
  • “Partnership Flip Tax Equity,” Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, February 2-4, 2011
  • Program Chair and Presenter, “Community Wind - Partnership and Joint Ventures,” AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition, December 7-9, 2010
  • Presenter, “Financing and Policy for Community Wind,” Windustry Community and Small Wind Energy Conference, November 15-16, 2010
  • Presenter, “New Developments in Renewable Energy,” Law Seminar International’s Second Annual Conference, August 19-20, 2010
  • “2010 Energy Legislative Update,” FredALERT: 2010 Energy Legislative Update, June 2010
  • “Wind and Solar Energy Power Purchase Agreements - Key Issues,” RMEL 2010 Spring Electric Energy Conference, Santa Fe, NM, May 16-18, 2010
  • “Developments in the Market: Grid Integration, Project Development & Financing,” 2nd German American Energy Conference 2010, Berlin, Germany, March 22-23, 2010
  • “Wind Market Overview,” “Negotiating a Wind Power Purchase Agreement That Banks Will Finance,” and Moderator for “Developing and Financing Wind Projects: Landowner/ Developer/Utility Perspectives,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Midwest Wind Development Conference, February 22, 2010
  • “What are the latest policy and technical developments in wind energy, and is there still enough untapped potential to meet renewable energy goals?” E3 2009: The Midwest’s Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference, November 17, 2009
  • Session Chair, Incentives for Community Wind Development Projects, AWEA’s Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition, November 5, 2009
  • “Developer’s Prospectus on Renewable Energy Projects in the Midwest,” Moderator, Infocast’s Midwestern Wind Power Development & Finance Summit, July 28, 2009
  • “Notice 2009-52: Election of ITC in Lieu of PTC,” co-authored with Alexandra Mertens and Tom Garton, FredALERT: Energy, June 9, 2009
  • “Challenges and Opportunities in the U.S. Wind Market – Trends in Business Transactions,” 1st German American Energy Conference 2009, Berlin, March 30-April 2, 2009
  • “Wind Overview” and “Wind Power Purchase Agreements: Key Issues,” Fredrikson & Byron’s North Dakota Wind Conference, February 23, 2009
  • “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Wind Energy Provisions,” co-authored with Alex Mertens, FredALERT: Renewable Energy, February 23, 2009
  • “Wind and Solar Energy Markets Slowed by Financial Crisis,” FredNEWS: Energy, February 2009
  • Moderator and presenter, ACG MN Luncheon on Renewable Energy, December 16, 2008
  • “The Basics of a Power Purchase Agreement,” Biomass Magazine, November 2008
  • “Governors Proactively Encouraging Increased Transmission Capacity Throughout the Upper Midwest,” co-authored with Zachary Olson, FredNEWS: Energy, October 2008
  • “Midwest ISO Queue Reforms Take Effect,” co-authored with Zachary Olson, FredNEWS: Energy, October 2008
  • “Utility Perspectives on Renewable Energy Development Plans, Programs, and Progress,” Opportunities in Midwestern Renewable Energy, October 6-8, 2008
  • “United States Wind Power Market,” German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest’s Renewables & Energy Efficiency Roadshow 2008, June 26, 2008
  • “Cleantech: The Convergence of Energy, Agriculture and Renewables,” The Collaborative Convergence Series, May 6, 2008
  • Featured in “Renewable-energy industry equals opportunities for law firms,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, April 11, 2008
  • “Community Wind Projects,” Fredrikson & Byron’s Midwest Community-Wind Conference, January 31, 2008
  • “IRS Safe Harbor Provisions for Flip Projects,” co-authored with Christina Brusven, FredNEWS: Energy, January 2008
  • “Minnesota Model Encourages Community Wind,” North American Windpower, January 2008
  • “Financing Community Wind,” Midwest Ag Energy Network Webinar, December 6, 2007
  • “Wind Energy: Green and Growing in Minnesota,”, June 3, 2007
  • “The Minnesota Flip Business Model,” co-authored with Christina Brusven, Windustry’s Community Wind Toolbox, August 2006
  • Financing Wind Projects,” co-authored with Carrie Seele, Fredrikson & Byron’s Bank Focus Newsletter, June 2005

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota



  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The American University, M.B.A.
  • University of Michigan, B.S.