As a member of Gallagher’s renewable energy team, Michael LaRocca primarily represents lenders in the financing and development of solar energy projects. In addition to his renewable energy work, Michael has also represented a number of clients in general corporate matters and non-renewable financings. His background in law and business allows him to offer clients solutions to both legal and commercial problems. He takes a measured, practical approach to his work, carefully weighing the costs and the benefits of every option before advising a client on a course of action.
Before joining Gallagher, Michael earned his law degree from the University of Maryland while concurrently earning an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He graduated cum laude from the Francis King Carey School of Law, where he worked as Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Business and Technology, served as the outside competition chair for the Moot Court Board, and competed on the Transactional Law Team.
Michael is a recipient of the University of Maryland’s William P. Cunningham Award, a faculty honor given to graduates who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and who have served the university community. He was also selected for membership in the Order of Barristers, a prestigious society of US law school graduates.
Michael was recently named to the 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.
Michael is a sports fanatic who enjoys playing pick-up soccer games as much as he enjoys competing in fantasy football leagues. Whether traveling the world or watching movies on the couch on the weekends, he also loves spending time with his wife, an internal medicine and pediatrics resident at the University of Maryland.
- Represented a lender on a $190M facility for the development and construction of solar projects across several states.
- Represented a lender on a $29M corporate working capital facility for the development of solar projects located across the country.
- Represented a borrower on a $100M syndicated revolving-credit and term-debt facility to fund operations across more than 100 locations.