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.
I love the intricacy of the tax code, and the fact that everything I do is like a little puzzle. I take the facts and I take the law and I say, 'How do I fit these together to get the best result for the client?' It can be challenging, but it’s always interesting. I’m helping people get the business deals that they want done in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
I have the good fortune to lead a group of tax lawyers who not only enjoy mastering the intricacies of the tax code, but who also communicate in plain English and look for practical ways to help clients achieve their objectives.
To be a really effective tax lawyer, you have to have a very high level of technical competence but also be able to contextualize matters for your clients—to explain complex tax issues in a way that makes sense so that they can make the right business decisions. I love working with my clients to help them do that.
When I work on large, multifaceted transactions, my goal is to find practical solutions to complex tax issues that fit within my client’s commercial framework. I enjoy the challenge of balancing all of the competing interests and concerns.
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.