Projects and Cleantech

THE FLATIRON DIFFERENCE

Flatiron Law Group LLP lawyers have deep subject matter expertise in project finance and clean energy.  Mark Haddad was the co-chair of the global project finance practice at Jones Day (an Amlaw 5 firm) and chair of the renewable energy practice for eight years.  Conrad Everhard served as the general counsel and as a senior member of the management team of AE Polysilicon Corporation, a venture-backed solar photovoltaic company that developed an innovative process to produce polysilicon using fluidized bed reactor (FBR) technology. 

In our work, we have successfully closed billions of dollars of financing for the development and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects all over the world, including oil & gas, power generation and transmission, clean energy (including wind and solar), roads and airports and commercial real estate.

We help the client to address financing considerations and the commercial concerns and economic objectives of each sponsor within the consortium. As the market evolved, our experience has included the use of structured finance techniques (securitizations and asset monetization through the use of derivatives), portfolio acquisitions, infrastructure funds, and restructurings.

In addition to preparing joint develop and project documents, our work includes preparation of financing agreements and security packages of private lenders, as well as development bank facilities providing credit to private sector projects in the form of loans, equity positions, and risk guarantees instruments  

Our cleantech practice encompasses all aspects of our clients' life cycles, including entity choice and formation, capital raising, technology development and EPC / O&M. We have negotiated complex technology collaboration agreements and commercialization joint ventures for our cleantech clients. We have especially strong relationships in the cleantech sectors in China and Taiwan, where we have represented buyers and U.S.-bound investors. We also represent a European-based energy conglomerate in all of its U.S. based biofuel investments.