Client since 2012

SolarCommunities, Inc., DBA SunCommon is a Vermont Benefit Corporation & certified B Corp that provides residential and community solar installations, sporting the tagline ‘Save Money. Go Solar.’ M&M assisted the venture through various capital raises as it scaled exponentially from an idea by founders James Moore and Duane Peterson in 2012 (in collaboration with Vermont Public Interest Research Group) to a soon-to-be 9,000 sq. ft. net-zero facility hosting most of its 100 workers in Waterbury, Vermont. SunCommon is consistently recognized for its leadership, landing a spot in 2015’s Best Places to Work in Vermont and President Duane honored with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 2015 Terry Ehrich Award for outstanding dedication to socially responsible business practices.

“There’s a lot of moving parts to creating a new business. Our easiest decision was selecting the law firm to guide us. Ken Merritt’s deep experience in venture finance made him the obvious choice.  We didn’t want cookie-cutter, and Ken’s knowledgeable creativity helped us fashion our structure and raises just our way.  And his respected standing in the investor community gave comfort to our prospects that our offering was well-structured.  Ken and his easy to work with team were invaluable in getting our business underway and guiding our steep growth phase since.” – Duane Peterson, President of SunCommon