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David C. Fixler

David C. Fixler counsels clients on matters relating to energy, litigation, bankruptcy, contract negotiation, corporate governance, real estate, and employment law. David represents energy companies and corporate entities in administrative and regulatory proceedings, as well as litigation, and counsels on permitting, contracting, and financing issues related to the development, operation, sale, and purchase of energy services and projects. David has wide-ranging experience representing developers of renewable, distributed generation, demand response, and traditional energy facilities in permitting and construction matters, including due diligence, plant and transmission line siting, local zoning, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and environmental permitting, ISO-NE interconnection, and permit compliance. He also advises boards of directors and management on corporate governance, management, contractual, litigation, real estate, and employment matters. David’s multidisciplinary skill set allows him to quickly identify potential legal concerns and design strategies that address these problems before they arise, helping clients to avoid costly disputes in the future.


  • Energy
  • Regulatory strategies
  • Corporate governance and management
  • Public power
  • Telecommunications



  • Obtained key regulatory approvals for the three most recent large electric generating facilities in Massachusetts.°
  • Represented wind developer in Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities review of renewable power sales agreements.°
  • Represented numerous public power utilities in connection with the termination, liquidation, and settlement of forward contracts and similar energy agreements in major bankruptcy matters.°
  • Defended a large multi-national company in commercial arbitration involving a co-generation power plant and in commercial arbitration involving the purchase and installation of a retail store computer system in a chain of department stores.°
  • Briefed and argued a case of first impression before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Swirsky v. National Association of Securities Dealers, 124 F.3d 59 (1st Cir. 1997).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Fixler prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Co-Chair, Power Markets Committee, Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA)
  • Member, Temple Israel of Sharon, Board of Trustees, 2002-2015
    • Chairman, House Committee, 2002-2006; 2010-2015
  • Member, Town of Sharon Police Chief Screening Committee, 2015 and 2018
  • Member, Town of Sharon Town Administrator Screening Committee, 2014
  • Member, Town of Sharon Finance Committee, 1999-2005
    • Vice Chair, 2004-2005


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1987
  • B.A., cum laude, Boston University, 1984
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States