ZAG/Sullivan is adept at handling the intricacies present in energy and infrastructure projects, including complex financing or tax structures, nuanced negotiation and drafting of project contracts, loan agreements or credit enhancements, unique regulatory obstacles, and risk allocation among project participants.
Our understanding of the interface of energy and environmental regulation and policy, and solid grasp of trends and expectations in the venture capital, private equity and commercial banking arenas allow Sullivan to provide comprehensive, cost-effective, solution-oriented representation to our clients, particularly those involved in clean and renewable energy transactions.
Sullivan attorneys have experience across the range of renewable and other energy subsectors and technologies, including wind, solar, thermal power plants, combined heat and power, waste-to-energy facilities, biofuels, landfill gas systems, hydroelectric projects and district energy systems.
Our clients invest and participate in national and international energy markets, particularly in clean and renewable energy transactions, and include tax and equity investors and lenders to project developers, hedging counterparties and energy companies.
Our practice provides a full panoply of transactional services, from individual renewable energy projects to project portfolios:
- Purchase & sale agreements
- Sale/leaseback agreements
- Development agreements
- Interconnection & transmission agreements
- Engineering, procurement & construction agreements
- Operation & maintenance agreements
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Expansion & repowering projects
- Due diligence
- Equity & debt financing transactions
- Tax structuring
- Governmental loan guarantees & grants
Our lawyers ably integrate new technologies and innovative strategies into the traditional energy markets through creative financing arrangements and tax optimization. Sullivan attorneys draw on the firm’s nationally recognized tax and real estate practices, and our top-drawer regulatory, environmental, corporate and M&A practitioners, to efficiently and effectively close complex financing transactions.
Sullivan attorneys have represented clients in virtually all aspects of domestic and international infrastructure transactions, including public-private partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures (including privatizations), private equity offerings, debt offerings and restructurings, lease transactions, tax equity structuring and workouts.
We have experience assisting in the development and financing of power plants, gas pipelines, electric transmission, renewable energy, cogeneration, combined heating and power, waste-to-energy, hydroelectric projects, airports, LNG and petrochemical projects.