R. Thomas Amis

Tom Amis is Chairman of Amis, Patel & Brewer, LLP, a law firm focused on the renewable energy and sustainability sectors.  Mr. Amis, together with several longstanding colleagues, founded APB in 2017 after a thirty-year career as a partner at several major international law firms in New York and Washington.  The firm was founded in the belief that a boutique firm, focused on the renewable energy and sustainability sectors with an emphasis on client service by senior practitioners, could offer a superior value proposition to clients.

Mr. Amis’s practice has focused on domestic and international infrastructure development and finance since the mid-1980’s. For the last 15 years, his work has been exclusively concentrated in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. He has represented developers, contractors and financing parties in all aspects of the development, financing and construction of sustainable energy projects. Representative technologies include solar, wind, biomass, waste to energy and energy storage. He is also experienced in the design and implementation of distributed production business models for energy generation, energy efficiency deployment and distributed agricultural production. He has consistently received a top ranking from Chambers Global for his renewable energy and sustainability work.

Mr. Amis has served as adjunct professor of project finance and renewable energy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and lectures widely on topics relevant to the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. He currently chairs the Advisory Board of Sol Systems, LLC, a leading financial intermediary in the distributed solar space, and is a senior advisor to Equilibrium Capital, a leading developer of distributed agriculture production projects and other real asset strategies throughout the United States, Spark Fund LLC, a provider of innovative financing solutions for efficiency retrofits for commercial and industrial buildings and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, a public-private partnership focused on the acceleration of energy efficiency deployment in New York City. He additionally serves as an outside strategic advisor to Clean Choice Energy, Inc. a clean energy utility active in the community energy space. His non-profit activities include service on the national board of the Sierra Club’s Cleantech Council and service as a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy Mid-Atlantic chapter.

Education
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, MBA, 1983, with honors
Columbia University School of Law, JD, 1982, with honors
The London School of Economics and Political Science, MS, 1979, with distinction
Yale University, BA, 1978, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
New York

Email: tomamis@apbllp.com
Direct Dial: 202-601-8501
Cell:  240-385-4859