Advisors Bio

Bernays Barclay

Buz Barclay brings to Ice Energy broad expertise in global and domestic energy issues, mergers and acquisitions, project development, project financing and regulatory law.

Mr. Barclay is a partner in the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro LLP where he is part of the firm's nationally-recognized energy practice. For 25 years, he has advised clients doing energy-related business, especially in the electric and natural gas industries in the United States. Buz’s expertise and experience in these industries are multidisciplinary, including mergers and acquisitions, project development, project restructuring, project finance, venture capital investing and merchant plant financing, energy management services and inside-the-fence energy projects, and in every power technology, from demand-side management products and services to wind, solar, and other renewable resources, waste-to-energy, fuel cells, cogeneration and other distributed generation, biomass, coal and nuclear power. His clients include project developers, owners and operators, competitive energy suppliers, power marketers, private equity capital investors and their portfolio companies, banks and financial institutions, and large industrial and commercial energy consumers.

Buz has been practicing law in the U.S. power and natural gas industries since 1979, most recently with the international law firm of Torys LLP, where he headed the U.S. Energy and Infrastructure practice and was a founder of the Climate Change practice.

Mr. Barclay has also been a Vice President and Senior Banker in Citibank's Project Finance Group. There, he was responsible for originating, structuring and syndicating infrastructure and power project financing, and for providing financial advisory services to global clients. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Environmental Business Association, and a founder and Director of EtherMetrics LLC, a start up energy tech company.

Mr. Barclay lectures on project development, project finance, and regulatory law and developments, and has contributed articles to numerous legal and energy industry journals. He holds an L.L.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.