He is a client's dream, [he] can handle all aspects of a deal on his own, is very efficient and reasonable with his billing, and does a good job of delegating work to members of his team, he has always exceeded expectations, is very smart and is able to convey information in a manner that enables commercial decisions to be made based on his legal advice. – Legal 500 Latin America 2019 Client Quote
In my career I’ve touched on all aspects of the energy transactional spectrum. The experiences I have in one sector help me solve problems in others. In my view, the more diverse your practice is, the more you can bring to the table for your client.
Renewable projects and business models involve complex technologies, counter-parties, and tax structures. I provide tax counsel on both the tax equity and project developer side to help clients navigate these challenges. I particularly enjoy working closely with my clients to adapt traditional project development and finance methods to suit their unique business models and close on their financing transactions.
We are fortunate to have clients who have entrusted us with their significant matters on a repeat basis over the years. I think the reason clients return is that they trust our judgment, as well as our responsiveness. When they choose V&E, they have access to a deep bench of experienced, well-trained lawyers across multiple relevant disciplines.
While 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.
Our clients are looking for us not just to do the documentation, but to really help them think through problems and risks. I enjoy helping people navigate complex issues and design creative and customized solutions.
As technology and power generation have continued to evolve and grow exponentially, we have evolved as well by innovating financial and legal structuring and finding solutions that are embraced by all stakeholders in the zero and carbon neutral power space.
Project development and finance is largely an exercise in problem solving – every project faces its own unique set of extremely complex challenges. We are fortunate to have clients that trust us to help them overcome those challenges with the development of what is usually a fundamentally important piece of infrastructure that serves a community or region.
I help clients structure transactions that are protective of their investments and objectives and also work for all involved. This is particularly important in renewable energy transactions and often requires creativity because commercial and tax considerations need to be carefully balanced.
I’m really motivated by the development – and purchase and sale – of groundbreaking projects, whether it’s high-speed rail connecting Dallas and Houston, complex infrastructure or a cutting edge renewables project. My focus is on the big picture and finding legal solutions to the critical business issues. I’m proud to work on tangible assets that people get to live with and benefit from for a long time after a deal is complete.