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Michael P. Joyce
Michael P. Joyce
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects

Michael P. Joyce

Michael P. Joyce
Los Angeles

Two California Plaza
350 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, California 90071

start quote symbolWhile our primary goal is effectively representing our client, structuring financing for a renewable energy project requires a consideration of everyone’s objectives. Regardless of the form of investment, successful project financings are essentially partnerships that must deliver value to all involved.end quote symbol
Michael P. Joyce

Experience Highlights

  • Blackstone Credit and ClearGen, a Blackstone Credit portfolio company, in the formation of a strategic partnership between ClearGen and GreenStruxure, a Schneider Electric and Huck Capital joint venture, to develop, own and operate up to $500 million of renewable energy microgrid systems for C&I customers

  • Numerous tax equity investors in their initial investments in utility scale wind, solar, and storage projects including—with respect to solar and storage—commercial, industrial, and residential assets, utilizing partnership flip transactions, sale leaseback, and inverted lease structures

  • MN8 Energy in connection with the acquisition from Recurrent Energy and the development, debt and term financing of a 300MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plus 140.25MW/561MWh storage project in California. The project will sell power pursuant to 5 separate power purchase agreements, 4 of which include energy storage

  • A major financial institution as tax equity investor in the financing of a 520MW combined photovoltaic (PV) solar and battery storage facility in ERCOT, a portion of the output of which is to be sold under a hedge with the balance of the energy and the storage component being utilized on a merchant basis

  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power in the acquisition, joint development, and tax equity financing of a several hundred megawatts of shovel-ready C&L solar and solar-plus-storage projects across the United States

  • Numerous tax equity investors in tax equity financing of various wind repowering projects throughout the United States

  • Cypress Creek in a mezzanine debt facility, a preferred equity issuance, and recapitalization intended to optimize its capital structure as part of its long-term growth strategy

  • Tax equity investors and sponsors in the financing of numerous solar and wind projects selling power to Community Choice Aggregators

  • Multiple tax equity investors in the sale and leveraged lease-back of wind, solar and geothermal projects

  • A sponsor in the cash equity financing of several portfolios of residential and commercial solar projects with different financing parties

  • A leading solar developer in connection with a sale of operating assets and subsequent sale of the company


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A.,1998
  • Chambers Global, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (USA), 2016–2020, 2023 and 2024
  • Chambers USA, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide), 2015–2023
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Project Finance, 2012, 2022, and 2023; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, 2022 and 2023; “Leading Lawyer” in Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, 2022 and 2023
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Energy Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Law360, “Rising Star” in Project Finance, 2016
  • Daily Journal, “Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California,” 2016
  • IFLR1000 U.S., “Rising Star” in project finance, 2014
  • Frequent speaker on substance abuse and mental health issues in the legal profession
  • California