Project Finance Practice Group
We represent developers, lenders and investors in the financing of renewable energy projects and portfolios. We provide advice on structuring transactions to fully monetize all available tax benefits, incentives, rebates and other financing mechanisms available to renewable energy projects. Engagements in this area have ranged from small, residential PV projects to utility scale wind energy projects. We have negotiated sale leaseback, inverted lease, and both levered and unlevered partnership flip structures. We have also advised wind and solar benefits on structures combining Production Tax Credits with New Markets Tax Credits, and represented lenders and borrowers on project and back-levered debt facilities. Our work has spanned nearly all clean technologies, including: solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, energy storage, energy efficiency, and green building.
Angel, venture capital and private equity financing
Cleantech Law Partners has worked with private equity investors to make deals happen and to facilitate growth of equity value. Our team of attorneys focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and “clubs.” Our work covers the full life cycle of our clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit. We assist our clients in structuring innovative and tax-advantaged solutions. Cleantech Law Partners helps to tap into angel investors or venture capital companies who have significant venture capital to be invested in businesses and secure the needed venture capital for high-risk business ventures. We draft, review, and manage the entire deal between investors and the respective capital-seeking company and conduct a closing that is acceptable to all parties.
Cleantech Law Partners assists clients through proper tax planning to legitimately reduce the tax consequences or increase the tax benefits resulting from numerous transactions such as charitable and other gift giving, forming entities; buying and selling businesses; dividing corporations and other entities; partnership transactions; and, benefit distribution planning. Our team of attorneys represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Court, and agencies, such as Unemployment Commissions. Cleantech Law Partners assists clients to analyze, negotiate, acquire, or sell interests in diverse businesses and maximize tax benefits.
State incentive programs
More than ever before, states are engaged in fierce competition to attract new and growing businesses and retain the businesses they have. States strategically package incentives to draw in business, create local jobs and spur capital investment. Cleantech Law Partners works with clients to leverage that interstate competition to obtain grants, tax credits and deductions, and training assistance to jumpstart business expansion and reward research and development efforts. Our team of attorneys assists clients to negotiate with local authorities, entire process of claiming incentives, from site selection and negotiation of incentive offers to representation in approval and certification hearings, obtain support from local officials, present the case in committee meetings and hearings, and work through complicated application and approval processes. Our clients range from technology consultants to industrial service providers and manufacturers.