Mr. Harris has spent over 20 years in private practice, working with clients on environmental, energy, governmental procurement and government affairs matters. Mr. Harris has significant experience representing clients before state and local agencies in connection with the regulatory review, permitting, financing and development of a wide variety of projects such as affordable and market rate residential apartment complexes, solid waste and recycling facilities, asphalt plants, mines, golf courses, office buildings, casinos, shopping centers, both fossil fuel and renewable power generating facilities, and transmission cable projects. Mr. Harris counsels clients on developing bids and proposals for government contracts, and in negotiating and drafting final contract provisions. Mr. Harris has successfully assisted clients in the sale and purchase of regulated assets, and strategies for deploying sources of alternative energy, such as fuel cells, solar and wind. With a strong background in public finance, Mr. Harris has represented school districts, municipalities, industrial development agencies and other tax-exempt and taxable organizations as borrower's counsel and bond counsel on numerous tax-exempt and taxable transactions. He has represented underwriters, trustees, and letter of credit banks on taxable and tax-exempt financings, including general obligation, revenue bond, certificate of participation, and lease purchase financings. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Capitalize Albany Corporation, the Center for Economic Growth, and is a former member of the Board of the Albany Convention Center Authority.