Due to the number of tables in this section, the editorial
is in alphabetical order
by firm name.
Projects - Nationwide
THE FIRM Sources consider this firm a strong choice for developers of renewable energy projects. The group represents clients in some of the sector's most significant projects, and was recently instructed by Abu Dhabi-based Masdar to provide advice in relation to the development of a solar photovoltaic project, as well as in connection with its joint venture with E.ON. The group is also adept at handling the financing aspects of projects.
Sources say: "We have sought to bring them in on all our deals because they are so very good."
KEY INDIVIDUALS According to market commentators, Adam Umanoff "is by far one of the best project finance attorneys out there." Clients appreciate that "he is a real partner in the process and understands the business side of issues." He recently led the team on a financing for EverPower Wind Holdings.
Edward Zaelke is hailed as "a very competent transactional lawyer." His practice runs the gamut of alternative and renewable concerns, and he regularly acts for a range of notable clients including Cielo Wind Energy and Western Wind Energy.
THE FIRM The recent arrival of preeminent practitioners Kent Rowey and Dolly Mirchandani from Freshfields has significantly boosted this firm's already impressive capabilities in PPP work. The team has recently been involved in several cutting-edge projects, including acting for the consortium of lenders financing the first ever major airport privatization project to take place in Puerto Rico. As well as representing financiers in projects, the team is equally experienced in acting for bidders and leading public authorities including the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Queensland Investment Corporation. This international firm also tackles complex energy projects by drawing on its specialties in the oil and gas and power arenas.
Commercial Awareness: "They are amazing. With them on our side, we are always confident that a transaction will work because they know what they are doing." "They are very knowledgeable about the industry, and work hard to keep track of what is going on in both the domestic and international sphere."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "very strong" and "pragmatic" Kent Rowey commands high levels of respect from the field. He recently moved to the firm from Freshfields, bringing with him a wealth of experience in PPP matters. He has recently led the firm's work on behalf of KKR and United Water on the $150 million Bayonne Water Concession Project.
David Slade is a prominent adviser of various lenders and project endorsers in connection with a broad array of projects, including transportation, infrastructure oil and gas field development, and electricity generation. He has represented multiple lenders, including Inter-American Development Bank and Export Development Canada, in connection with a $4.5 billion cross-border petrochemical project.
Andrew Fraiser handles the full range of PPP projects. Of late, he has been active in various projects, including leading the team on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in relation to a $1.5 billion bridge replacement venture in New York City.
"Fine attorney" Dolly Mirchandani is another new recruit from Freshfields, who has impressed clients and peers with her "very strong" project finance practice. She is particularly adept at handling energy and infrastructure projects, and has recently been active on a number of big-ticket matters for the likes of ACS Infrastructure Development.
Gregory Smith is recommended as a "pragmatic, constructive and knowledgeable" project finance attorney. Of particular note was his recent representation of financial institutions HSBC, IFC and Korea Export-Import Bank as financiers of a $176 billion transport project in Colombia.
Robert Kartheiser is highly respected and well known in the project finance space. He is recognized as a preeminent expert in matters involving emerging markets, and represents the likes of Deutsche Bank, Calyon and AES.
THE FIRM This firm is renowned for its ability to handle oil and gas-related projects, and receives particular praise from clients this year for its high level of knowledge in this area. The team handles a wide range of matters, including entity and asset purchases and transactions concerning exploration, production, development and transportation. The group recently advised Sabine Pass Liquefaction in connection with the $3.6 billion financing of an LNG export project. Additionally, Andrews Kurth's renewables team is praised for its expert handling of large and complex financings of wind projects.
Client Service "Extremely timely and responsive to what we have needed. We are very pleased across the board, everything has been great."
KEY INDIVIDUALS "Excellent lawyer" Dahl Thompson is highlighted as one of the leading members of the projects team. Clients applaud him for his "outstanding knowledge," and are particularly impressed with his expertise in financings and power purchase agreements.
Mark Thurber continues to garner strong praise from peers for his strong renewables and alternative energy practice. He has recently been highly active advising clients such as Viento Blanco in connection with wind power projects.
Timothy Unger is known to be a "very good oil and gas attorney." He brings deep experience in energy matters, which he recently applied for the benefit of Pattern Energy in relation to its proposed development of a wind farm and transmission system in Hawaii.
THE FIRM Baker Botts’s oil and gas projects group is one of the most formidable in the country. The practice is valued for its wide-ranging project finance expertise and dedication to its clients, which include leading energy companies such as ExxonMobil and Reliance. The team has vast experience in handling a broad array of projects, ranging from domestic and international midstream and downstream projects, to upstream development in the Gulf of Mexico. It continues to dedicate a large proportion of its time to transactional work relating to shale plays, and recently represented KKR in relation to its participation in the development of the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas.
Client Service "Our experience with Baker Botts has been extraordinary. They are very attentive to the client's needs, are effective negotiators and have a wonderful variety of project finance experience. We would rate them among the highest in this area."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Clients are quick to recommend Steven Miles as a "very service-oriented, highly responsive and very commercially aware" practitioner. He has recently acted on several of the firm's significant mandates, an example of which is his advice to Cheniere Energy Partners in connection with the extension of its Sabine Pass LNG terminal.
Maura Goldstein has had another busy year representing clients in relation to various renewables and alternative energy projects. In a recent highlight, she represented Buchanan Renewables in connection with a cross-border electric power generation project valued at $290 million.
THE FIRM This firm is nationally renowned for its strong traditional power capabilities and its renewables and alternative energy expertise. The group is prized for its ability to handle big-ticket renewable energy projects, a recent example of which was its advice to longstanding client GE in connection with a multimillion-dollar tax equity financing of a wind energy project in Michigan. On the power side, the team has had an active year acting for high-profile clients, including the representation of SCS Energy in connection with the Hydrogen Energy California project.
Commercial Awareness "The Bingham relationship is valued for its depth in energy project finance as well as its breadth across regulatory, environmental and restructuring practices."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The highly experienced Marc Reardon also draws great praise from market sources, who describe him as an "excellent lawyer who has very good business judgment, is extremely responsive and provides excellent customer service." He has played an integral role in some of the firm's most significant matters for major clients.
THE FIRM This firm has a balanced projects practice covering a mix of conventional power, oil and gas, and PPP work, frequently handling high-value instructions. On the oil and gas side, the group has recently seen an uptick in shale-related transactions, and has assisted several high-profile clients such as Chesapeake Energy, Apache and Three Rivers Operating Company in both acquisitions and sales. Power mandates include assisting Entergy in connection with its $409 million purchase of a natural gas-fired plant. On the PPP side, the team's reputation for energy, transportation and social infrastructure advice attracts instructions from national and international clients, including Cintra Infraestructuras and Dallas Police & Fire Pension System.
Sources say: "We just love working with them. Their internal communication is excellent, they understand fully what our risk profile is, and are very good in negotiations with counterparties. Their drafting skills are also excellent."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Thomas Moore is well versed in guiding domestic and international clients through project development and finance matters, and is currently acting for Cintra Infraestructuras and Meridiam Infrastructure in connection with the $1.6 billion North Tarrant Express project.
Alan Rafte is hailed by market sources as "excellent; very experienced and highly skilled." He is known nationwide for his representation of clients including utilities, financial institutions and private equity investors in oil and gas-related projects.
Ryan Holcomb continues to impress his clients, who say that he "drafts well, presents ideas in a clear, straightforward manner, has a calm, relaxed temperament, and possesses excellent recall." He is well versed in both the oil and gas and power sides.
THE FIRM This preeminent team is sought out for its sophisticated work on project development and finance matters. Complex power and renewable and alternative energy projects are all handled by this group, and a substantial amount of its work is international in scope. On the power side, the group continues to represent the Department of Energy in connection with the financings of several projects, including a $14 billion nuclear project. The renewables and alternative energy arm of the team has recently been instructed in several high-profile wind and solar projects. The team also handles PPP work and continues to advise on infrastructure development, both at home and abroad.
Client Service: "A top-notch firm with highly regarded professionals who can provide a broad range of services to clients. It delivers value to our company and is a strong advocate of our business interests."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Sources hail the "phenomenal" Keith Martin as the "dean of the renewable energy tax Bar." Clients praise him for his calm demeanor and the fact that he "knows the industry inside out." He serves as head of the firm's project finance team, and clients benefit from his deep experience in project finance and tax matters.
Todd Alexander is applauded as an excellent project finance lawyer, who is "exceedingly knowledgeable in the renewable field." He regularly represents large sponsors and lenders in energy projects ranging from wind and solar to clean coal facilities. He recently acted for LS Power, the sponsors of a $550 million solar photovoltaic project.
Douglas Fried enjoys a solid reputation for providing advice on PPP projects, with sources particularly highlighting his "very high knowledge of the infrastructure industry." He is also adept at handling large and complex energy matters.
The "excellent" Peter Fitzgerald is an industry leader in project finance and development, attracting a host of high-profile clients. He is "extremely experienced, knowledgeable and just great," according to sources.
Commentators laud Chaim Wachsberger as "very experienced and knowledgeable in the finance area, and he understands well how to deal with difficult situations." Notable clients in the past year include Duke Energy and several prominent financial institutions funding power-related projects.
The "very good" and "highly accomplished" Rohit Chaudhry is noted for his international capabilities, and recently acted for investment fund Macquarie Capital in connection with the largest wind farm project in Latin America to date.
Noam Ayali serves as chair of the oil and gas project finance group, but is also highly experienced in matters concerning power and renewable energy. He has had a busy year leading the team on some of the largest oil and gas financings of the past year, including in relation to the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction project, which involved the representation of multiple lenders.
Paul Weber continues to assist clients with a wide range of energy-related transactions, and has recently acted on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services in connection with the purchase of shares in two big-ticket wind projects.
John Baecher focuses his project finance practice on the private power sector, and has continued to act for the AES Corporation in a variety of projects.
Kenneth Hansen has extensive expertise in alternative energy projects, and was recently part of the team representing a subsidiary of Ormat Technologies in connection with the refinancing of a geothermal power complex.
The deeply experienced Lynne Gedanken is able to offer developer and lender clients a range of services, including advice in relation to both international and domestic transmission and electricity generation projects. She is also involved in advising governmental bodies in connection with utilities-related privatization.
New York-based attorney Benjamin Koenigsberg moves up in this year's rankings following an impressive year. He has played an integral part in the firm's oil and gas project work, as well as in PPP matters.
THE FIRM A big name within the PPP community, Cleary Gottlieb continues to handle domestic and international infrastructure, energy, and various other projects on behalf of several longstanding clients, including Highstar Capital, DP World, Codelco and Alpha Natural Resources. The firm is frequently instructed in relation to innovative projects, as well as those that call for cross-border expertise. The group was retained by the US-located Fintech Energy in connection with its acquisition of shares in an Argentine gas distribution business which is involved in major renewables projects in Argentina.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Strong market endorsement has enabled "very strong lawyer" Richard Lincer to climb the PPP rankings this year. In the past year he has handled a series of big-ticket matters for the likes of DP World, Cascade Investment and Aerostar Airport Holdings.
The "exceptional" Jeffrey Lewis is commended by clients for his "tremendous ability to manage difficult situations very well." He has recently led the team's work on behalf of DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund in connection with its private equity investment in a solar cell manufacturing project.
THE FIRM This 22-strong project finance group continues to impress observers with its extensive international reach alongside impressive teams in New York and DC. The group primarily serves clients from the electrical power and renewable and alternative energy sectors, providing a wide range of services, including advice on the financing aspects of wind and solar projects, as well as hydroelectric and geothermal projects. In the last year, it has represented Acconia Energy in connection with the $135 million financing for a wind generation plant.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Americas energy and projects practice cochair Christopher McIsaac is a well-known figure in the national and international projects space. He has recently acted on a number of the team's major international matters, including several on behalf of the US Ex-Im Bank, such as in relation to a wind power generation facility in Uruguay.
Lori Ann Bean wins acclaim from clients for her "smooth negotiation skills and high degree of pragmatism." She continues to assist clients including IFC, Technip and Santander with the financing and development of international and domestic energy and infrastructure projects.
David Evans has made an impression on clients and peers alike. In the words of one client, "he has really impressed me; based on his experience he did a good job of presenting issues and questions, and he always provides a very rapid response." Peers describe him as a "great energy practitioner."
Banking and finance expert Catherine McCarthy recently represented a range of financial institutions, including Inter-American Development Bank, HSBC and others in a $693 million financing connected to what will be the largest wind farm in Latin America.
THE FIRM The attorneys at Cooley are a prominent force in the nationwide renewables and alternative energy projects market, with substantial capabilities in clean energy and technologies. The experienced group comprises 35 dedicated lawyers spread across the firm's DC, New York and San Francisco offices. The team recently counseled Southeast Renewables in connection with the development and subsequent disposal of multiple biomass projects in South Carolina. Its international capabilities are also demonstrated by its recent representation of KMRI in various utility-scale generation projects in numerous emerging markets.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Joseph Scherer is a key contact.
THE FIRM Debevoise is an internationally renowned projects firm that has a strong reputation for PPP work. On the project finance side, the team has recently been representing Mitsui in connection with a joint venture transaction involving a $1.8 billion financing. In the past year, the firm has attracted numerous sophisticated clients, including Footprint Power, Sithe Global and the US Department of Energy. Clients praise the team for its creativity and deep industry knowledge.
Sources say: "They are very good. They have great experience in representing clients in project finance matters."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Clients continue to heap praise on the "very smart" Ivan Mattei. A recognized expert within the PPP community, he is applauded for being "very strong technically, with a good analytical and commercial understanding."
THE FIRM Freshfields has a strong track record in advising mining and metals clients on project finance concerns, both nationwide and those with cross-border elements. Recent work has included advice on complex copper mining and iron ore projects. Noted for its worldwide reach, the group advises a wide range of international clients.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Melissa Raciti-Knapp is best known for her expertise in domestic and Latin American project finance matters. A large part of her practice focuses on mining and metals, but she is also adept at handling matters for clients from the power, oil and gas, wastewater and infrastructure sectors.
THE FIRM This firm has a multidisciplinary capacity, and comes highly recommended for its PPP projects practice. It is also noted for its recent participation in numerous significant projects in this arena. Highlights include acting for OTOW in connection with a public-private agreement with Bay Laurel Center Community Development for the provision of water and sewer utility facilities. Other notable clients include Citigroup Global Markets, The Atlanta Development Authority and the State of Georgia.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Yosbel Ibarra is a key contact.
THE FIRM Sources are quick to praise the nationally acclaimed renewables and alternative energy project finance practice at this firm, highlighting its high-quality advice and understanding of client needs as particular strengths. It enjoys a diverse client roster consisting of domestic and international financial institutions, private equity funds and project sponsors, among others. Of late, the practitioners have been heavily involved in advising on the development, financing and M&A aspects of solar projects.
Sources say: "Very capable with a strong work ethic, deep bench, very accessible, and willing to jump in and assist in whatever capacity needed. They can take a whole project and run with it."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Brian Chappell is highly rated for his expert advice on the development and financing aspects of energy projects. He is applauded as "a very strong lawyer all around," and is said to be "absolutely outstanding on matters that require technical knowledge."
Keith Larson was recently part of the team representing NextEra Energy Resources in connection with the $250 million financing of a wind energy project in California.
THE FIRM This group enjoys a strong reputation for renewable and alternative energy matters, and is noted for being particularly strong in wind energy projects, in which it has recently acted for Duke Energy Renewables and Cook Inlet Region. It is also adept at handling major solar projects. Sources extend praise for its excellent industry knowledge, responsiveness and deep bench of attorneys.
Sources say: "They possess a very good understanding of the wind energy space."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Head of the energy and infrastructure team Mark Safty is a key contact at the firm.
THE FIRM This dedicated projects practice has gained a reputation for its commitment to clients' business needs as well as its consistent high-quality service. The team has extensive experience in handling renewable energy projects on behalf of both investors and developers. The firm's expertise in tax energy concerns such as grants and energy tax credits attracts major tax equity investors to the firm. Recent highlights include the representation of Mitsubishi on all facets of its purchase of shares in a high-value wind power generation project in Mexico. The firm is also active in power matters, and provides clients with a comprehensive PPP service.
Commercial Awareness: "Knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who know not only their profession but the business side of things, which provides that extra something, differentiating them from other firms."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Laura Ellen Jones continues to amass praise from market commentators for her strength in tax matters, and has recently been involved in much of the firm's work on behalf of tax equity investor clients.
The highly regarded Waverly Pulley is based in the Richmond office and serves as chair of the firm's transportation infrastructure team. He centers his practice on infrastructure projects and PPP.
Jeff Schroeder receives strong praise for his ability to handle complicated transactions, particularly in the power arena. He recently acted for JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley in relation to a tax equity investment in various wind farms across several US states.
THE FIRM Operating out of several locations across the USA, the team here offers its clients the full range of energy-related project finance services, but is especially strong in advising on oil and gas matters, and has recently seen an increase in instructions relating to cutting-edge LNG projects. Highlights include representing Freeport LNG in connection with the development of a multibillion-dollar LNG export terminal in Texas. Other notable clients include Anadarko, Cheniere Energy and Inergy Midstream.
Sources say: "A very good group that is extremely adept at working with the client. They also possess a very good understanding of the industry."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Kenneth Culotta secures a place in the LNG rankings this year following strong peer support and an impressive list of work highlights in this area. He is also strongly received by clients, who rave that "his understanding of project finance and how it applied to actual contracts is phenomenal." He has been at the forefront of much of the firm's significant oil and gas and LNG work.
THE FIRM This global powerhouse provides top-drawer counsel on the gamut of project finance and development matters to a wide range of clients, including major financial institutions, electric energy, and oil and gas developers. The team is highly recommended for its outstanding power-related project work, with sources citing its deep global bench as a major strength. Recent highlights include the representation of South Jamaica Power in connection with the financing and development of a gas-fired power project, the first of its kind in Jamaica. The group also receives high marks for its work in renewables and alternative energy, and in oil and gas.
Sources say: "The attorneys are extremely smart, very responsive and a pleasure to work with. They are excellent when it comes to understanding complex transactions and very good at training up their younger members, who are all very good."
KEY INDIVIDUALS David Gordon rises up the rankings this year following glowing reviews from clients and peers alike. Although he has a very broad-based practice, he is particularly experienced in guiding clients through private power projects.
The "excellent and very effective" Jeffrey Greenberg also earns widespread peer endorsement. He is sought out by clients seeking advice in relation to the development and financing of the full range of energy and natural resource projects, but has been particularly active this year in power projects for the likes of Energy Capital Partners, Codan Trust and LS Power Associates.
Jonathan Rod is an "excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable and very good, especially when it comes to project finance." He serves as head of the energy power industry team, and is additionally adept at handling the financing of gas, oil and infrastructure projects. He has recently been active on several of the firm's renewables and alternative energy projects.
John Sachs is lauded by clients for the way in which he "really understands the deals that we do," while peers say that it is "always good to work with him." He has been instructed by a diverse range of clients, including Tenaska and South Jamaica Power.
Paul Hunt continues to impress sources with his successful project finance work in the power and alternative energy sectors. He recently led the firm's representation of Summit Power in connection with the financing and development of a $3 billion Texas Clean Energy Project.
The "very competent" John Kenney is lauded by clients for his "practical and problem-solving" approach to matters. He is highlighted for maintaining good relationships with his clients, who include the likes of Wind Capital Group and Union Bank.
Warren Lilien is another member of the team who is particularly experienced and highly active in energy-related projects. He recently led the team’s work in relation to the Panda Temple Power Plant project.
Global head of the firm's project finance practice Kelley Gale is an "excellent attorney," focusing his practice on renewable and alternative energy projects. He recently collaborated with the highly reputed Matthew Henegar on a range of matters, including the Desert Sunlight project and the financing of the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II project.
THE FIRM Mayer Brown is highly respected in the PPP market, and receives particular praise for its expertise in government representations and infrastructure transactions. The team is regularly instructed in first-of-its-kind matters, and has notably acted for Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority in connection with a $2.6 billion leasing transaction. It also receives additional recognition for its deep knowledge of the renewables industry. The group is particularly strong in assisting with solar and wind energy projects on behalf of major developers, owners and lenders, including Bank of America and BP Wind. Clients applaud the team for its depth and breadth as well as its responsiveness.
Sources say: "The group is very professional, responsive and extremely knowledgeable in project finance." "They see a lot of deals and this gives them inherent critical mass. They know how counterparties and the various government agencies will react."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "fabulous" John Schmidt remains at the forefront of the PPP world. Peers attest to his active presence and impressive capabilities on the government side. He was recently appointed as lead lawyer on behalf of the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority matter.
Barry Machlin continues to serve as cochair of the firm's global practice team, and has an impressive reputation among peers owing to his extensive experience in complex infrastructure and project finance transactions.
THE FIRM The strengths of this team lie in representing lenders, sponsors and developers on electrical power and alternative energy projects. The group is frequently sought out by tax and private equity investors for its project finance expertise, an example of which includes its recent work on behalf of Energy Investors Funds in relation to the financing of a coal-fired power plant in Morgantown. With a global footprint, it is also well equipped to handle cross-border matters. One of its most noteworthy recent matters is the representation of International Power/GDF SUEZ in connection with its bid to develop and operate a natural gas-fired power plant in Mexico.
Sources say: "They really understand what the client's goals are, and understand that speed is important."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Scott Arrington is based in the Houston office and continues to focus his practice on the power, mining, and oil and gas sectors. He has been particularly busy over the past year negotiating a wide range of agreements, including power purchase and joint venture agreements.
Blake Winburne is a project finance lawyer with experience in the full range of renewable energy projects. He continues to represent BP Wind Energy in a variety of alternative energy ventures, including its recent project involving the development of a wind farm complex.
Matt Archer has also been active in the renewable energy space, having represented NRG Solar in relation to the development of a solar project in Arizona. He has also acted for various other notable clients over the past year, including EDP Renewables North America and BP Wind Energy.
THE FIRM This team is acknowledged by its competitors as a frontrunner in the projects space. The strong group of over 100 attorneys offers exceptional expertise across the full range of energy and PPP matters, and clients benefit from the firm's strong international network and praise its full-service capabilities. On the PPP side, the team is regularly called upon by clients for their most innovative and complex of infrastructure projects. Its talented group of mining and metals attorneys recently represented a consortium of lenders in relation to the over $1.8 billion financing of Sierra Gorda copper mine. The firm has also had a run of successes in the conventional power and renewables and alternative energy arenas of late, including its representation of the lenders in connection with El Arrayán wind farm, which will be Chile's biggest wind farm to date. The oil and gas team has had an active year advising various international lenders on a number of cross-border projects. Notable clients of the firm for the past year include Google, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
Sources say: "They are the market leader when it comes to representing banks on project financings." "I am a big fan of the team here - they are all great attorneys."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "very talented" Allan Marks maintains a healthy reputation in the PPP field, counseling clients on a variety of transportation and infrastructure concerns. He was recently retained by the sponsors financing the development of the Presidio Parkway, which will replace southern access to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Jonathan Green continues to garner praise from market sources this year. "He is a very smart attorney with a can-do attitude," say clients. He continues to be sought out by organizations seeking both project finance and development advice in relation to various domestic and cross-border energy projects.
William Bice is a "very sharp and fine lawyer" whose recent highlights include acting for JPM Ventures Energy in relation to the $1 billion financing of wind farms in various locations across the USA, as well as assisting MACH Gen in connection with the $160 million financing of gas-fired generation plants.
Daniel Bartfeld continues to build a successful projects practice. Of late, he has been representing a number of European and Asian lenders who are providing the financing for various oil and gas ventures, including in relation to the development of a gas transmission pipeline in Mexico.
The "very strong" Jonathan Maizel serves as head of the project finance group in DC. He has a wealth of experience in multisourced finance transactions in the energy sector.
Co-head of the firm's overall project finance department Eric Silverman specializes in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure assets, both at home and abroad. He is particularly adept at handling power projects.
Karen Wong has a great deal of experience in the renewables and alternative energy sector, and has been active during the past year on behalf of the likes of Google, SAIC, Union Bank and Investec.
Carolina Walther-Meade focuses on cross-border finance transactions, especially in mining and energy, and infrastructure projects across Latin America. She recently acted for Brazil-based USJ Açúcar e Alcool in connection with a $275 million export prepayment facility.
Daniel Michalchuk continues to be recognized as a rising star within the projects community, and has had a busy year advising on the financing of various high-value projects. Highlights include acting for Crédit Agricole and CorpBanca in connection with the $80 million financing of transmission lines in Chile.
THE FIRM This firm is highly regarded by market sources for its depth of experience in the renewables sector, particularly in relation to the financing of wind energy projects. Notable highlights include its recent representation of First Wind in relation to a wind energy project in Hawaii valued at $236 million. Its diverse client base ranges from utilities to developers and investors. Clients also utilize the group for advice on oil and gas and power matters.
Sources say: "They get the job done without fielding large teams and never make us feel like they are stretched too thin. Their work is excellent."
KEY INDIVIDUALS "Excellent lawyer" David Asmus is well respected for his broad spectrum of expertise, but receives particular acclaim for his "first-rate oil and gas expertise." He has recently represented leading industry participants in a variety of oil and gas development projects.
Brian Bradshaw is another talented projects lawyer with a focus on oil and gas concerns. He recently assisted Contango Oil & Gas with the development of a drilling program valued at $380 million.
Clients describe Richard Shortz as an "excellent lawyer and a terrific business partner, who is talented, honest, and practical." With a background in business finance, he is well versed in handling M&A and financing concerns on behalf of the full range of energy companies.
Noted by market sources for his particularly active renewables practice, Wayne Song makes his debut in the alternative energy and renewables rankings this year. He attracts praise for his "superior level of service, attention to detail and work product."
THE FIRM This practice stands out for its strength in renewables and alternative energy projects, representing clients such as First Solar, CleanPath Ventures and Petra Solar. Recent work highlights include representing the Department of Energy in relation to its funding for a $2 billion solar thermal project, and being involved in connection with the big-ticket financing of a hydroelectric power plant in Peru.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Jeffrey Chester recently joined the firm from Kaye Scholer LLP. Chester is "very entrepreneurial and commercially oriented, with a firm grasp of both the law and what it takes to actually get a deal done." While at his prior firm he represented RPM in connection with the $116 million financing of several wind energy projects.
THE FIRM Fulbright has a well-regarded oil and gas projects practice with a considerable depth of resources. The team has recently represented a number of oil and gas entities in connection with joint venture transactions in shale plays, including Sinopec and Total. They are also adept at handling LNG-related matters, recently acting for EOG Resources in connection with its purchase of the entire shares in an LNG company, and the subsequent development of a $4 billion LNG plant in Canada. The group also has specialized expertise in counseling a range of renewable energy and power clients.
Sources say: "Very professional and qualified in every area where we have required subject matter expertise."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Peers attest to Gregg Harris and Michael Irvin's active practices and note their strong capabilities, particularly in relation to agency work. Harris serves as chair of the global structured and project finance group and cochair of its global infrastructure group, and has a particular focus on the financing of power projects. Irvin is an oil and gas specialist, and has recently led the team's work on behalf of prominent clients, including EOG Resources, Noble Energy and Anadarko.
Clients laud Jeffrey Goodman as a "wise business adviser." He is heavily involved in international work, ranging from real estate and electric projects to water projects.
THE FIRM Nossaman is nationally renowned as a leader in PPP matters. The 32-strong infrastructure team represents clients in more than 30 states in major projects. Recent highlights include its representation of Indiana Finance Authority in connection with the development and financing aspects of the East End Crossing project valued at $1.2 billion, as well as advising the California Department of Transportation in relation to the Presidio Parkway project, which is the first transaction of its kind since the implementation of new laws concerning availability payment PPP. Clients enthuse about the group's highly specialized industry knowledge, and its ability to negotiate complex agreements while safeguarding both the clients' and the public interest.
Commercial Awareness: "They work extremely hard to get the job done, even when faced with very challenging schedules." "We chose it because it is certainly one of the preeminent firms in the USA working in PPP. The team brings a deep experience on public-side representation."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Geoffrey Yarema is a well-connected and active practitioner who is widely recognized as a leader in projects involving PPP. Sources highlight his deep knowledge of the industry and experience in handling the most complex of matters.
Patrick Harder was recently appointed as head of the firm's infrastructure team. He is part of the team acting for the New York State Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation in relation to a design-build contract matter for the development of a new toll bridge which will be the furthest-reaching in the state.
THE FIRM Orrick is best known for representing top-drawer renewables and alternative energy companies in cutting-edge wind and solar projects. Recent examples include advising NextEra on the $225 million financing for a wind farm project in Texas, and acting for SunEdison in connection with the disposal of a solar photovoltaic project. Also prominent is the firm’s work in the PPP arena, with the team handling transactions for a variety of leading clients from the transport infrastructure sector, including lenders and private developers.
Client Service "We are very happy with the whole team, from the partners down to the associates. It’s a very high-level team which is very client-focused, but also very knowledgeable of both the law and the industry."
Commercial Awareness “We have placed our trust in Orrick for our largest and most sensitive transactions. We consider our partnership with Orrick to be one of our strategic and competitive advantages.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Sources heap praise on the "fabulous" Mark Weitzel. He enjoys a strong standing in the renewables and alternative energy space, and is lauded for being "really fantastic in navigating a path to success in very complicated matters." He recently represented a polysilicon manufacturer in connection with the $266 million financing of its Alpaugh Solar project.
Leslie Sherman and David Spielberg are singled out for being "very thorough and responsive, and friendly to work with or against." Leading clients seek them out for renewables and alternative energy matters, including solar and wind project transactions. They have recently acted on a project for 21 renewable energy development entities in connection with a multibillion-dollar project for the provision of renewable energy to three California utilities.
Daniel Mathews continues to collect praise from market sources across the board for his active presence in the PPP area. Over the past year, he has represented a strong clientele comprising the likes of Fluor Enterprises, Skanska and Macquarie Capital.
Young Lee makes her way up the PPP rankings this year following extensive praise from all corners of the market. She is applauded for the way in which she "really goes the extra mile on transactions," and recently represented a consortium of bidders including ACS and Skanska Infrastructure in relation to the development of a crossing as part of the Ohio River Bridges project.
Thomas Glascock is highlighted for his ability in project debt financing matters. Although he has a broad-based practice, he is particularly active in the renewables and alternative energy space, where he has successfully acted for the likes of GCL Solar and Recurrent Energy in the financings of utility scale solar projects.
Christopher Moore has gone from strength to strength in the past year. In the words of one client, "he has exceeded all expectations: he is a client’s dream lead as he is a professional through and through, highly respected by his peers and a true expert in the field." Recent highlights include acting for Gamesa Energy USA in relation to a major renewables project.
Renewable energy project finance expert Tara Higgins recently joined the firm from Bingham McCutchen. She is held in high regard by interviewees, who say she is "very technically able, practical, has an excellent demeanor and is very protective of her clients."
THE FIRM This firm offers a comprehensive oil and gas projects service, and is particularly well known for its LNG prowess, having recently represented high-profile clients in several big-ticket cross-border matters. Recent highlights include representing Tesoro Corporation in connection with its purchase of $2.5 billion worth of BP oil and gas assets in Southern California, as well as assisting Chevron in completing various transactions for the lease of gas and coal facilities.
KEY INDIVIDUALS John Mauel is highly respected for his wealth of experience in the LNG sector. Clients praise his deep understanding of their business requirements, while peers describe him as "simply fantastic."
Jane Wallison Stein has led the team's efforts on behalf of Tenaska in relation to the financing of several solar photovoltaic power projects. She was assisted by rising star Michael Reese, who continues to impress peers with his project finance capabilities.
Associate Julie Hutchings has developed a strong reputation among sources, who say: "We think the world of her - she is responsible for getting things done, and does so promptly and thoroughly." She is also said to be a "superb lawyer and very commercial-minded."
THE FIRM This firm offers expertise across the full range of financial sources and structures employed in the projects arena. The 85-strong project development and finance group has impressive domestic and Latin American capabilities, acting for an enviable list of clients consisting of large financial institutions and major energy companies. The team is particularly well regarded for its strength in the power and mining and metals space, and over the last year has been instructed on various big-ticket matters. The team has also been active in the PPP sector.
Sources say: “A tremendous law firm made up of a terrific team of highly professional lawyers."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "phenomenal" Cynthia Urda Kassis has substantial project development and project finance experience. Her practice includes advising a broad array of clients including lenders and sponsors from a diverse range of industries, from energy and infrastructure to mining and metals.
Robert Freedman is another highly respected member of the project finance community. A wide spectrum of clients including Credit Suisse, ING and Citicorp benefit from his extensive experience in restructurings and workouts of infrastructure property, purchases and sales, and finance and development.
Patricia Hammes recently acted for the lenders in relation to the $345 million financing of the West Deptford Merchant Power Plant. Her renewables expertise continues to attract high-profile clients such as the Department of Energy, which she and the firm continue to represent on numerous renewables projects.
Gregory Tan was recently appointed as co-deputy chair of the global developments project finance group. He has extensive experience in a variety of energy and infrastructure projects, and is well reputed for his representation of various leading lenders, including the likes of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
THE FIRM This group is a popular port of call for renewables-related projects. It has recently been busy with solar matters, acting on behalf of an enviable roster of clients including AES Solar Power, KDC Solar and Exeron Generating. The team is also well versed in advising clients on power concerns, and recently assisted a sovereign wealth fund in acquiring a sizable share in two power plants.
Sources say: "The team is very skilled in this field and brilliant at negotiating with counterparties. They are also very responsive."
KEY INDIVIDUALS According to clients, Sergio Pozzerle "is one of the best lawyers in the renewable energy space. If something was very complicated, new or difficult, we would use Sergio because he is the best we know."
Glenn Pinkerton's clients say he is an "experienced and sharp lawyer." He is singled out by peers for his expertise in electrical power projects.
Irving Rotter "has been an absolutely invaluable, reliable and expert adviser," report clients. Over the past year, he has acted for the likes of Alaska Communications Systems Group and Chamisa Energy.
THE FIRM This team's reputation is dominated by its project finance work in the power and renewable and alternative energy sectors, as evidenced by its recent representation of high-profile lenders responsible for financing such projects. For example, the team recently represented Union Bank and RBS in connection with their provision of $650 million for the development of two wind projects as part of the major Terra-Gen Alta Wind Energy Center. On the conventional power side, the firm has recently represented leading clients including Central Térmica Santa Rosa and Kinder Morgan.
Sources say: "An extraordinarily good firm."
KEY INDIVIDUALS David Lieberman rises to the top of the rankings this year on the back of ringing endorsement from clients, who say: "He has an outstanding work ethic, strong familiarity with market terms, and provides solutions in difficult negotiating situations." He has a broad projects practice and recently led the team in a financing for Redwood Trails Wind on behalf of Lloyds TSB.
Kenneth Wyman is also applauded by clients for being "practical and solution oriented; he approaches transactions on a collaborative rather than confrontation basis." He has had an active year in the renewables space, and has been heavily involved in both wind and energy projects for the likes of KKR and the First Energy Reserve Infrastructure Fund.
THE FIRM This team is a major presence in the power project arena, with a deep bench of highly experienced partners. The group attracts important clients such as the US Department of Energy, SolarReserve and Merrill Lynch. The team also has an impressive reputation for renewables project work, and continues to be at the forefront of some of the largest wind and solar financings. The team has represented First Solar in a number of projects over the past year, including in connection with the financing aspects of a $1.93 billion solar farm project. These successes are mirrored in the oil and gas sphere, with the team continuing to represent private equity investors and lenders in a broad range of financings and development projects on every continent. Notably, they recently represented RBS in connection with the financing of a high-profile joint venture between ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum.
Client Service "Excellent service and a very high-quality work product."
Commercial Awareness "Their industry knowledge is extremely good - they regularly provide mailings and hold seminars for clients. They are also very understanding of clients' business needs, and very willing to pull out all the stops and throw the whole team in when needed."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Martin Klepper's considerable expertise in the project finance realm is praised by market commentators, who say: "We are very impressed by him - his experience and knowledge rank very high." He is principally recognized for his work in the renewables and alternative energy space, and has acted for First Solar and SolarReserve.
Harold Moore commands an outstanding reputation in the field. He recently assisted South Korean fund Troika Resources Investment PEF in connection with the acquisition of an interest in oil and gas assets in Texas.
Julia Czarniak impresses sources with her industry-savvy advice and "great ability." She specializes in the financing side of projects, and is regularly called upon by top-drawer clients such as RBS. She is adept at handling matters of both a national and international nature, and of late she has been particularly active in the Middle East.
Lance Brasher's highlights showcase a very active year in the renewables area. He was part of the various teams acting on multiple matters for First Solar, and recently assisted Solar Reserve with obtaining a loan of $737 million for a solar farm project.
Paul Kraske handles the developmental, financing and acquisition aspects of a number of energy and infrastructure projects out of DC. He recently represented Citizens Sunrise Transmission in relation to the lease of a California transmission line worth over $98 million.
THE FIRM Stoel Rives’s renewable and alternative energy projects team continues to garner praise for its representation of developers and investors. Clients from a range of industries retain the group and the past year has seen it handle numerous wind projects, including the financing aspects of the Prairie Rose Wind Farm project. The team has also been highly active on the solar side for clients including Capital Dynamics and Solar Frontier. The firm's international capabilities are a further draw for clients, particularly those from China and Europe seeking to invest in the renewables sector in the USA.
Sources say: "The attorneys’ combination of knowledge of the law and the practicality of business makes them a pleasure to deal with in all matters."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Renewables project finance and development expert Edward Einowski is based in Portland, and has been at the forefront of much of the firm’s high-profile wind work. He recently handled the financing of the $375 million Chisholm View Wind Project, as well as acting on the Prairie Rose project on behalf of Enel Green Power.
Alan Merkle recently led the team acting on behalf of Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power in connection with various project agreements, and the financing relating to the development of a wind farm in South Africa.
Howard Susman is a well-known player in the renewables community, and is singled out as "hard-working" and "a great attorney." Clients benefit from his deep experience in handling wind and solar projects.
THE FIRM Sullivan & Cromwell enjoys a reputation as a first-class mining and metals projects firm. It is known for representing sponsors and borrowers on various projects at home and abroad, and highlights over the past year include acting for the sponsors in the Constancia project in Peru and the First Bauxite refractory grade bauxite project in Guyana. Peers are quick to highlight its preeminent ability in the project finance arena, particularly in relation to work on some of the highest-value transactions in this space. An example of this is its work for Minera Antucoya in relation to a $1.6 billion copper project in Chile. The group also performs well in oil and gas matters, exemplified by its recent employment by Australia Pacific LNG in connection with a multibillion-dollar LNG project in Australia.
Commercial Awareness "Sullivan is our firm of choice - they are terrific, time after time. The work is of a very high quality, and they understand our commercial intentions as well as the legal issues."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "very smart" Frederic Rich is "first-rate for work with oil and gas projects," with several peers singling him out as a top candidate for referrals in this area. He has continued to act for Australia Pacific LNG in relation to its big-ticket LNG project, as well as advising the likes of Sempra Energy and Tengizchevroil LLP.
Clients turn to Christopher Mann for advice in relation to a wide array of energy and infrastructure projects. He has led on many of the firm’s infrastructure projects, including serving as counsel to Chrysler Group in relation to the financing and other aspects of a sizable automobile joint venture project in Russia.
Clients report that Sergio Galvis is "very good at judging what is important and what is not in a transaction, and always finds a solution that is very good for us." He works on a wide range of project finance transactions, but stands out for his sophisticated mining and metals work.
THE FIRM Vinson & Elkins possesses one of the finest oil and gas projects practices in the USA, with significant cross-border capabilities. Its prominent reputation in this sector is strongly linked to its preeminence in the energy and natural resources space. The group is heralded for its deep bench and profound project development and finance expertise in all aspects of the oil and gas value stream, as well as LNG matters. The team has had a successful year, winning a range of new clients to add to its already impressive client roster, which includes the likes of Statoil, Apollo Global Management and Spectra Energy. The group also receives glowing praise for its power projects work, which includes its recent representation of American Electric Power in connection to a joint venture with Great Plains Energy for the national development of transmission lines. The firm also enjoys a strong presence in the renewables space.
Client Service: "Very credible, highly specialized service." "They are very responsive to our needs, produce excellent quality work, and have been very thoughtful in addressing the business needs of our company."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Mark Spradling has acted on several big-ticket oil and gas projects, including for Peregrine Midstream Partners in connection with the $145 million financing of the Ryckman Creek natural gas storage project, as well as assisting China National Petroleum Corporation International with the legal aspects of the $1.2 billion Costa Rica refinery project.
According to clients, Mark Spivak is "a highly experienced and capable project development and project finance lawyer." He focuses on the financing of renewables and power projects, and recently led the team's representation of Goldman Sachs in relation to the funding of a New Mexico electric transmission line project.
THE FIRM White & Case is a highly respected option for power and oil and gas projects, particularly those involving multidisciplinary and cross-border elements. With 84 lawyers spread across its DC, Miami and New York offices, this diverse practice has the breadth and depth to represent a range of top-drawer clients, including Calpine, ExxonMobil and Santander. On the power side, the group is fully versed in handling both traditional and renewable power generation projects, and recently represented Morgan Stanley in connection with the financing aspects of the Panda Temple Power Project. The highly acclaimed oil and gas team offers a wide range of services to clients, and the firm also upholds significant strength on the PPP side.
Client Service "The service is terrific. They take a seamless approach across the board."
KEY INDIVIDUALS "Fabulous lawyer" Victor DeSantis focuses on the representation of lenders in international project finance and cross-border matters. He recently represented ING, Citi and BNP Paribas in connection with the $900 million financing of the Amaralina Star and Laguna Star drillships.
Arthur Scavone is known for his energy-related projects expertise, and recently represented Germany-based BayernLB and others in connection with the big-ticket financing of Post Rock Wind Farm in the USA.
Another favorite among sources is the "fantastic" Ned Neaher. He has represented clients ranging from the oil and gas and power arenas to PPP projects concerning airports and toll roads. Recent highlights include acting for a consortium of in connection with the financing of wind farm projects in Mexico.
Troy Alexander specializes in the financing of energy projects, and was recently part of the team acting for Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil in relation to their role as sponsors of the Barzan Gas Project in Qatar. The project financing was valued at $10.3 billion, and represented the largest ever single financing in Qatar.
THE FIRM This highly regarded projects practice is particularly well known for its strength in renewable energy and clean technology work, handling many of the biggest projects in the sector. The team continues to assist in the development and financing of a variety of projects including wind, solar, biomass and hydropower, on behalf of an enviable roster of clients featuring the likes of Clean Path Ventures, SunRun and Own Energy. Sources are particularly quick to highlight the group's prominence in the solar area, and a recent example of its success was its representation of Agile Solar Holdings in relation to a 150 MW solar project.
Sources say: "A very good firm. The attorneys are very client-focused, highly practical and deal-oriented."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The "truly exceptional" Todd Glass continues to offer a high level of skill in a range of renewable and alternative energy matters. Commentators attest to his active practice over the past year, which has included assisting with the development and financing of several solar projects including on behalf of Clean Path Ventures, TUUSSO Energy and North Star Solar.
Peter Mostow's expertise covers the full range of energy and cleantech matters, and he has been retained by Foundation WindPower in connection with its efforts to facilitate multiple wind projects. Clients say he is "outstanding in all regards, knowledgeable, creative, fair-minded and hard-working."
"Great talent" Christopher Groobey makes his way up the projects table this year after receiving very strong feedback from clients and peers alike. He maintains a national practice advising energy and clean technology clients in project finance and M&A transactions. He recently advised Union Bank in connection with the financing of over 20 landfill gas facilities across the USA.
THE FIRM This firm moves up the rankings this year, backed by strong support from clients and peers alike. The alternative energy and renewables team represents both lenders and sponsors with ease in connection with biomass, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal and solar projects. The group has recently conducted a large amount of work on behalf of Santander, helping with its efforts to make investments in various renewables projects in the USA. Other notable clients of the firm include enXco, Solar Reserve and Atlantic Wind Connection.
Sources say: “We relish the opportunity to work with them - they are extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Clients marvel that the "excellent" Jerry Bloom is "very respectful of the process and knowledgeable on the issues we are faced with." He has recently acted for Soitec Solar in connection with a wide range of transactional matters.
Thomas Hoffmann of Ballard Spahr LLP specializes in advising lenders, sponsors, investors and developers on a variety of renewable energy projects including biomass, wind and solar power.
Ernest Chung of Blank Rome LLP continues to impress clients with his high levels of responsiveness while peers praise his "strong knowledge of finance" and "detail-oriented" approach. He recently acted for Dutch bank FMO in connection with its $200 million loan to multiple Latin American companies for the financing of various projects.
"The legendary and very knowledgeable" John Cogan of Cogan & Partners LLP maintains a superb reputation for oil and gas projects work, and continues to be a popular choice for clients seeking representation in LNG-related matters.
Project finance specialist Joseph Hadley of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP continues to collect praise from clients and peers alike. Peers say that he is "a very smart and a very polished lawyer," while clients describe him as "one of the best we have ever used."
At the same firm, Waide Warner continues to serve as head of the project finance team, and has recently acted for clients including Línea Amarilla, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Solar Solutions.
Joseph Tato has recently moved to DLA Piper LLP (US) from Dewey & LeBoeuf. He serves energy clients on a wide range of project finance matters. He recently represented Biotherm Energy in connection with several renewable energy projects.
Tomer Pinkusiewicz is a recent addition to the projects team at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Clients say he "provides sound and trusted professional legal advice, is a creative thinker and is able to navigate through tough negotiations while protecting his client’s interest."
Walter Keneally recently joined Haynes and Boone, LLP from Bracewell & Giuliani. Keneally "has a good perspective and is a good advocate for us," say clients. Additionally, they report that he is "thorough and gives a lot of insight for us, and draws on other expertise when he needs to."
Solo practitioner Jay Kelley is highly recommended for his broad-based projects practice. He regularly handles LNG matters for oil and gas companies.
Also at Kaye Scholer LLP, Joel Moser maintains a particular emphasis on PPP matters. Clients are thoroughly pleased with his performance this year, commenting that he displays "an excellent blend of business insight and legal context."
Thomas Amis recently joined Mercer Thompson LLC from Cooley. Amis continues to serve as co-head of the firm's clean energy and technologies practice, and possesses considerable experience in the finance and development aspects of renewable energy projects. He has taken a lead role in the firm's work for KMRI.
Nikesh Patel has also moved from Cooley to Mercer Thompson LLC. Patel makes his way up this year’s renewables and alternative energy rankings following widespread market endorsement. He is flagged up by market commentators as a future star in this area.
Ellen Friedman of Nixon Peabody LLP has had an active year representing various clients in renewable energy projects. She recently acted for US Bancorp, a tax equity investor, in connection with its investment in a big-ticket solar power project.
The "simply outstanding" Junaid Chida, also of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, is another attorney who has recently moved over from Dewey. Clients highlight him for his impressive energy project finance expertise, which covers a wide range of concerns including renewable energy projects, oil and gas projects and nuclear and hydroelectric projects.
Eric Richards of O'Melveny & Myers LLP has a preeminent profile in the PPP field, with a particular focus on infrastructure project finance and development.
Richard Shutran of O'Melveny & Myers LLP is described as "a very creative lawyer who has an enormous amount of knowledge." He recently joined the firm from Dewey & LeBoeuf, and continues to assist clients ranging from lenders and investments funds to public and private entities.
Fellow O'Melveny & Myers LLP partner Gregory Thorpe is described by clients as "experienced, unflappable, knows our company and works well with our internal teams." He is best known for his renewables projects expertise.
Timothy Callahan of Paul Hastings LLP is well respected for his work in relation to power projects, and has recently acted on mandates for KeyBank, REpower USA and EWP Renewable.
The "very capable" Roderick Devlin recently joined Squire Sanders (US) LLP from Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Devlin is singled out by clients for his responsiveness to their needs. He has recently handled a number of significant PPP mandates.