Michael Woods is a highly experienced energy transactions attorney, and brings substantial knowledge and expertise in transactional, commercial, project development, and regulatory matters affecting the energy industry. Prior to joining Sol Systems, Mr. Woods was a partner in the Energy and Corporate practice groups in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments, joint ventures, restructurings, and general corporate law and commercial matters in the energy industry. He represented a broad range of energy and energy-related companies in the electric power, oil and gas, and energy commodity industries, including independent power producers, electric and natural gas utilities and marketers, oil and natural gas companies, and other companies seeking to invest in the energy industry. Prior to his time with Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Woods served for over two years as an attorney at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Woods earned his J.D., with honors, in 2003 from Emory University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida in 2000.