Mark Safty, JD

Wirth Chair Scholar in Residence

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Mark Safty was appointed as the Wirth Chair in 2013. For 30 years he was a partner at Holland & Hart, LLP. During those years, companies operating on five continents turned to Mr. Safty and his team for virtually every type of infrastructure development and financing transaction. He has extensive experience developing and financing infrastructure projects in the energy, healthcare, water, wastewater and transportation sectors. Mr. Safty has served as lead counsel in the development, acquisition, financing and refinancing of dozens of power generation facilities across the spectrum of energy technologies. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Safty focused his practice almost exclusively on development, construction, financing and M&A activity in the renewable and sustainable energy industry. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for project finance law and his practice group has been recognized as a global leader by Chambers USA. He was named “Colorado’s Best Renewable Energy Attorney” by Law Week Colorado.

Mr. Safty is an adjunct professor at University of Colorado Law School, where he teaches courses on renewable energy development, regulation and finance. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on renewable and sustainable energy topics.