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Firm News

We’re Helping at First Fridays…This Friday

GreeneHurlocker is proud to sponsor a special First Fridays Downtown event this Friday, April 5 put on by its landlord, the Arts Council of the Valley (ACV), in GreeneHurlocker’s building at 311 S. Main St., Harrisonburg VA. ACV is kicking off National Poetry Month Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM, with a presentation and readings by Virginia’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Henry Hart. You’ll also experience A Cup of Sun, paintings by Kim Juda Souder, and Inspired by Nature, works by Robert Bersson.

First Fridays is one of the reasons GreeneHurlocker is so happy to be in downtown Harrisonburg. Stop in for a beverage, to say “Hi,” see our offices, hear some great poetry and see some wonderful art. For details call our Harrisonburg partner, Jared Burden.

UPDATE: The event had the highest attendance in recent memory, about 230 people attended and enjoyed the artwork, networking and the chance to hear and talk with Virginia’s Poet Laureate Dr. Henry Hart. Pictures below.

RTA’s 50th Anniversary Chesed Gala Set for June 7

We will return this June as a sponsor for the Rudlin Torah Academy’s Chesed Gala, an annual celebration during which RTA recognizes leaders, teachers, staff, and other contributors to the school and community. On this occasion, we will help RTA celebrate its 50th Anniversary of providing stellar general and Jewish K-8 education. RTA will honor its prior Chesed Award recipients and Board presidents, and look back at a wonderful 50 years! If you are interested in attending the Gala, please visit

Eric Hurlocker Re-elected to Board of MDV-SEIA

Eric W. Hurlocker, co-managing partner of the GreeneHurlocker law firm, has been elected to a second term on the Board of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Solar Energy Industry Association, association executive director Dana Sleeper announced recently.

Hurlocker joined the MDV-SEIA Board of Directors in 2013 and also serves as general counsel to the association. His work for the MDV-SEIA Board includes identifying and addressing issues in Virginia and the other states served by MDV-SEIA that may affect solar and other renewable power development.

“I am lEric Hurlockerooking forward to continuing my role on the MDV-SEIA board and within the regional solar community,” said Hurlocker.

“What a great time this is to be serving the solar industry, with so much positive change on the national level, the regional level, and particularly in Virginia, where my firm is located,” he explained.

MDV-SEIA members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial, and institutional customers throughout the region and the membership includes accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that support solar industries, according to the group. Solar has made tremendous strides in the Mid-Atlantic over the last few years and MDV-SEIA has led the policy changes that have created this market, reports its website.

Hurlocker represent clients involved in renewable energy matters including solar energy producers, investors and suppliers, retail energy generators and distributors, and renewable energy companies and distributors. He has been an energy lawyer for over twenty years and earned his law degree at the University of Richmond’s School of Law.

We Are Proud of Our Great Clients!

We have the pleasure of working for great clients, something we are always grateful for. It’s really exciting when others recognize them, and we’ve learned of three recent kudos we want to acknowledge.



Waynesboro-based Sigora Solar was just profiled by Inc. Magazine in their 2015 Inc. 5000.  They were ranked 376th fastest growing company in the United States and 8th fastest growing company in the ENERGY sector. Congratulations to President Andy Bogdan Bindea.


ethical-electricEthical Electric’s CEO Tom Matzzie is a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year recognition in Greater Washington, D.C. Way to go, Tom.


xoom-enNorth Carolina-based Xoom Energy is also in the 2015 Inc. 5000 and the Charlotte Business Journal noted they are the highest listed among Charlotte businesses. Xoom grew 16,602% over the past three years and was also the top-ranked energy company on the list. CEO Tom Ulry and his team deserve all the credit for this achievement.

It’s a real privilege to be associated with these successful companies and wonderful to be able to share the good news about their recognition. If you have any questions about the news or energy industry issues in the mid-Atlantic, just call any one of our energy lawyers.

Virginia Solar Development Still Behind

Yesterday’s Richmond Times Dispatch included a front page article on solar energy development in Virginia. Compared to some nearby states, Virginia remains behind the curve in solar development. Our clients and our friends in the Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association are working hard to bring increased solar development to Virginia. We’re excited about the future. If you have any questions about the industry in Virginia, just call one of our solar energy lawyers.

Historic Events Coming at Regulatory Conference

Eric Wallace, Blair Wortham, Ruth Nathanson and I will represent our firm at the MACRUC (Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) 20th Annual Education Conference being held June 21-24 in Williamsburg, VA. In addition to repeating as one of the conference sponsors, we’re hosting a Great Tastes of Virginia reception the evening of Monday, June 22, at the Williamsburg Lodge.

The conference is one of the East Coast’s premier educational sessions for regulators and industry leaders in the mid-Atlantic. The conference is the perfect place to build upon current professional relationships and forge new ones.

If you plan to attend, we hope to see you there! Even if you can’t join us Monday night in the courtyard at 5:00 p.m. for beer, wine and food, look for us at the breaks and in sessions.

Greenes Recognized with President’s Award

Brian Greene and Ruth Nathanson Greene received the President’s Award at the May 28 Joint Annual Meeting of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and the Richmond Jewish Federation held at the Weinstein JCC.Brian and Ruth Green with Richard Samet

Richard Samet, President of JCFR, presented the Greenes with the service award for their leadership in the Jewish community. Brian recently completed four years as president of the Rudlin Torah Academy (RTA), Richmond’s Jewish day school for grades K-8.  Brian is the 2012 recipient of the William B. Thalhimer Sr. Young Leadership Award from the JCFR. Ruth is currently the president of Aleph Bet Preschool (ABP) and has overseen the formation and development of a new scholarship fund to assist ABP families. Ruth is also heavily involved in various committees and other volunteer work at RTA.

Looking Forward With A Generous Heart

We are delighted to again be among the sponsors for the Lev Nadiv Gala where Rudlin Torah Academy (RTA) will present the 2015 Chesed Award and the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award on May 31.

The recognition of our friends Ellen Renee Adams and Rebecca Kalman-Winston with the Chesed and ABCD Awards, respectively, is especially exciting. We know that a deep, personal commitment to the Richmond Jewish community, and to Jewish education, has been a hallmark of their careers.

We’re also looking forward to the keynote address from David Krohn, a Juilliard-trained opera baritone originally from Hampton Roads and now the Associate Director of Development at the Houston Grand Opera. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and numerous opera companies. He will bring his love of opera and Yiddish music to Richmond and also talk about the importance of his Jewish education and how it has influenced him as he has performed around the world.

GreeneHurlocker has long been a proud supporter of RTA, which is Richmond’s only Jewish day school. RTA provides exceptional general and Judaic education to students in grades K-8. RTA’s students consistently score in the highest percentiles in standardized testing and, in the past 12 years, at least 95% of RTA’s 8th graders that have applied to the area’s most selective leadership or Governor’s high schools have been accepted. For more about RTA, please visit the school’s website,

We hope you will make plans to join us at this year’s Lev Nadiv Gala, which is Hebrew for “generous heart.” Contact RTA at 804-353-1110 for full dinner details!

Blair Wortham Joins As Associate

Elizabeth Blair Wortham has joined the GreeneHurlocker law firm as an associate in Energy Law and Business Law, co-managing partners Brian Greene and Eric Hurlocker announced today.

Wortham’s experience includes serving as a clerk to Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Most recently, she was an associate in the corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions group at the Virginia-based Hunton & Williams firm.

“Blair’s demonstrated skills in corporate finance, corporate governance and commercial transactions are ready-made for helping our clients in the energy industry, including renewable energy companies, energy project developers and demand-response providers,” said Hurlocker.

Wortham earned her law degree in 2012, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC Law, she was recognized with the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy: Best Appellant.