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Stephanie H. Coco
Stephanie H. Coco
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects

Stephanie H. Coco

Stephanie H. Coco

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Stephanie H. Coco

Experience Highlights

  • MN8 Energy, a leading renewable energy and battery storage owner-operator in the US, in its agreement with Mercedes-Benz to deliver an open network of branded high-power charging stations in North America

  • An international trading and terminalling company in the development of a floating liquefaction facility

  • MN8 Energy (Goldman Sachs Renewable Power) in the establishment of a financing partnership with ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) to reduce upfront costs of EV charging technology

  • Buckeye Partners in the development of multiple utility scale solar projects, including engineering, procurement, construction, operating and maintenance and energy management arrangements

  • A leading global commodities merchant in the development of an international portfolio of advanced recycling facilities to convert waste plastics into naphtha, distillates and fuel oil

  • The Carlyle Group in a USD $374 million investment in Amp Solar Group, a global energy transition platform, to support the growth of both Amp’s asset base and Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform, within its core markets of North America, Japan, Australia, Iberia and the UK

  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) and Diamond Gas North America Corporation in a participation arrangement with Sempra, Total and Mitsui to develop a carbon dioxide capture, compression, pipeline transportation, injection and sequestration facility in Louisiana, for the sequestration of CO2 from a natural gas liquefication and export facility

  • Noble Energy, Inc. as project counsel in the development of the Leviathan natural gas field in offshore Israel, including the development, construction and financing of a 2.1 Bcf/d natural gas production platform and associated subsea and tie-back facilities

  • Abeinsa Juárez N-III as project counsel in operations of the 907 MW Norte III natural gas fired combined-cycle power plant, operating in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico (ongoing)

  • Gulf Coast Ammonia as project counsel in the development and financing of a world-scale ammonia project in Texas (Proximo’s 2019 North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year)

  • Texas Central Partners as project counsel in the development of a high speed rail project between Houston and Dallas

  • US independent in connection with offshore development arrangements for a multi-billion dollar project in Ghana 

  • A large international energy company in the development and construction of a variety of infrastructure projects, including domestically, internationally, offshore and onshore

  • SunPower Corporation in the negotiation of supply agreements with an EPC Contractor for a 110MW solar project 

  • Sixth Street in a range of transactions, including multiple acquisitions of wind assets

  • Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio (comprised of 26 operating solar facilities representing approximately 1.7 gigawatts of capacity)

  • An investment banking firm in its investment in three wind projects, operational matters in connection therewith and the subsequent sale of the same

  • Archaea Energy, an industry-leading RNG producer, in a joint venture with Republic Services Inc., a leader in the environmental services industry, to contribute approximately $1.1 billion over five years in order to develop 39 landfill gas to RNG projects across the U.S.

  • Archaea Energy in its $215 million acquisition of NextGen Power Holdings, the owner of a portfolio of 14 operating landfill gas to power projects located in the Mid-Atlantic United States, from Riverview Investment Holdings, an affiliate of Castleton Commodities International

  • Blackstone in connection with financing its acquisition of a 49.9% interest in ET Rover Pipeline for approximately $1.57 billion in cash

  • TPG Capital and TPG Growth on a range of energy transactions, including TPG Growth on its acquisition of Discovery Midstream, a Dallas-based provider of oil and natural gas gathering and natural gas processing services in the southern portion of Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin

  • Chisholm Energy Holding on the acquisition of its first asset located in New Mexico 

  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of the Red Oak Power Plant, an 805 MW combined cycle, natural gas-fired generation facility, from Cogentrix, an affiliate of the Carlyle Group


  • New York University, J.D., 2014 (Editor, NYU Journal of Law & Business)
  • Texas A&M University, M.S., Finance, 2010
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Accounting magna cum laude, 2010
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2022-2024
  • Legal 500 U.S., “Rising Star” in Real Estate: Construction (Including Construction Litigation), 2019–2023; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, 2020; Real Estate: Construction (including Construction Litigation), 2020 and 2023
  • Expert Guides, Energy and Natural Resources: “Rising Star”, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” (Houston): Energy Law, 2021–2024; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2023 and 2024; Construction Law, 2024; Project Finance Law, 2024
  • Texas