Poor has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector.  He has worked in the ethanol, biodiesel, algae and wind energy industries. He has represented companies, manufacturers, R&D firms, project developers, individual investors, shareholder groups and economic development agencies. He is committed to growth in Green Economy.  Poor is veteran of four renewable energy startups.  He is dedicated to serving the needs of renewable energy and clean technology entrepreneurs. From 2007 to 2010, Poor was Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ: GPRE), the nation’s largest publicly-traded ethanol producer.  Poor was development counsel in construction of ethanol plants in Iowa.  He also served as in-house counsel in merger with VBV LLC and acquisition of two former Verasun ethanol plant assets.  Poor helped secure grant funding to build an algae pilot project utilizing ethanol plant carbon dioxide and wastewater.  Poor has represented shareholder groups in ethanol and biodiesel projects.  He has provided due diligence M&A advisory services and serves as expert witness in litigation related to biofuel project development. Poor has worked as attorney and advisor to wind developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. He has handled wind siting and land management matters. 
Ethanol & Biodiesel                            
Poor represents biofuel plants, companies, investors, developers, contractors, vendors and service providers. 

- Corporate Law & Governance
- Commodity Trading & Transactions
- Contracts, Collections, Counterparty Risks
- Environment, Health, Safety & Security
- Site Selection, Pre-Development Planning
- Project Finance & Development
- Loan Covenant Compliance
- Loans, Grants & Incentives
- M&A Advisory Services
- Investor & Shareholder Issues
- Land Use, Planning & Zoning
- Project Permitting
- EPA, DOE, USDA Regulatory
- Risk Management & Insurance
- Government Affairs
- Public Affairs 

Algae & Advanced Biofuel                         
Poor serves algae and advanced biofuel project host facilities, investors, developers, technology firms, engineers, contractors and vendors.

- Feasibility & Strategic Planning
- Project Finance & Development
- Land Use & Environmental Permitting
- DOE, USDA & ARRA Grantwriting
- R&D Grant Administration
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Lobbying & Public Affairs

Wind Energy
Poor represents wind equipment manufacturers, dealers, developers, contractors, engineers and utilities. 

- Business Law & Planning
- Wind Project RFPs
- Wind Project Finance
- Pre-Development Planning
- Community Wind Projects
- Real Estate Transactions
- Right-of-Way, Easement, Leases
- Energy Land Management
- PPAs, Interconnection Agreements
- Tax Credit Programs
- Economic Development Incentives
- Land Use & Environmental Permitting 
- NIMBY Dispute Resolution

Other Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Industries
Poor is an attorney and advisor in waste-to-energy projects and anaerobic digestion projects.  Additionally, Poor serves as counsel to clean technology companies, environmental service firms and Green building projects. 

- Business & Project Planning
- Project Finance & Development
- Permitting & Regulatory Affairs
- DOE & USDA Programs
- State & Local Incentives
Poor is also an experienced litigator with more than a dozen published decisions. He is former litigation counsel to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Environment, and Department of Wildlife and Parks. He also served as state’s liaison to EPA Region VII.