Stanford University B.A. 2003
Univ. of Michigan Law School J.D. 2006, Clarence Darrow Scholar / cum laude
Bret has substantial experience representing sponsors, host governments and lenders in project development and finance transactions involving a variety of infrastructure and real estate development projects, both domestically in the United States and internationally.
He has successfully structured, negotiated and documented a wide range of complex and
first-of-a-kind commercial transactions in highly regulated industries including nuclear energy, federal land management, gaming, and telecommunications.
Bret's prior experience includes practicing at an international law firm and in-house for a
new-build nuclear power plant project in the Middle East.
Bret was the recipient of the University of Michigan Law School’s most prestigious academic
scholarship, the Clarence Darrow Award.
Bret lives in El Cajon, California with his wife Noel, his daughter Elena, and his two sons, August and Ezra.
He travels regularly to the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea.
Admitted to practice in California.
Publications and Speeches:
Co-Author, The Handbook, Nuclear Power Moratorium in California: Perspectives in Technology and Financing, Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 2011, June 10, 2010
Co-Author, Financing the Nuclear Renaissance: the Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Federal and State Governmental Subsidies and the Future of Nuclear Power in California,” 30 Energy Law Journal 497 (2009)
Project Finance 101, Lecturer for China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, University of California San Diego, Global Leadership Institute School of International Relations & Pacific Studies