ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has built a multidisciplinary team of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience developing and financing major energy and infrastructure projects around the world. We bring to each of our assignments a commercial-minded understanding of the needs of different project participants, and we craft solutions that balance and align conflicting interests in order to get projects financed and built.
Our energy and infrastructure attorneys specialize in innovative debt and equity finance techniques in many industries, including electric power, alternative energy (including fuels and chemicals), infrastructure, pipelines, telecommunications, airplanes, mining, and manufacturing. We also help energy companies and the institutions that finance them execute a wide variety of project finance transactions, including bank and insurance company financings, capital markets transactions, joint ventures, project acquisitions and sales, project restructurings, and tax equity and tax credit monetization financings. Our practice is routinely recognized as one of the leading renewable and alternative energy practices in the U.S. in both utility-scale projects and portfolios of distributed generation assets. We are frequently involved in first-of-their-kind projects, financings, and transactions—deals that are changing the ways we power our homes and factories, fuel our vehicles, and manufacture the next generation of plastics and chemicals.
Our project finance team has closed transactions for energy companies, investors, and lenders on a wide array of financing structures, including leveraged and synthetic leases, non-recourse and limited project financing, and securitization vehicles. These financings have included bank facilities, letter of credit facilities, and operating lines of credit, as well as U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture loan guarantees, public-private collaborations, and various tax-advantaged structures involving investment tax credits, cash grants, production tax credits, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs), and pre-payment bonds. In support of such financings, we provide strategic advice regarding taxation, state and federal regulatory hurdles, and capital markets considerations.