Theodore D. Matula
Leeward Renewable Energy
Theodore Matula is the Chief Legal Officer of Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE), a Dallas-based developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects. He has more than 25 years of experience in domestic and international M&A, corporate finance, project finance, and energy transactions and has been responsible for both legal and commercial aspects of the development, financing, and commercialization of multiple gigawatts of installed renewable energy capacity across the U.S.
Over his career, Mr. Matula has been involved with several first-of-kind and innovative energy transactions, including the structuring of commercial and industrial power purchase agreements for utility-scale wind and solar power projects, the development and commercialization of the then-largest battery storage system connected with a wind power facility, and microgrid-as-a-service projects.
Prior to joining LRE, Mr. Matula co-founded and served as Managing Director of High Road Clean Energy in Austin, Texas, an independent solar development company. He previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Austin-based Tierra Energy before its acquisition by Duke Energy, where he served as Deputy General Counsel overseeing legal support to its renewables business. Prior to his in-house positions, Mr. Matula practiced corporate finance, M&A, and securities law at Hogan & Hartson, in Denver, Colorado, and Vinson & Elkins, in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Matula holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a regular speaker and panelist at renewable energy industry events and a has been a guest lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law since 2009.