Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Guest Speaker: Eli M. Katz

Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Eli Katz is a transactional lawyer who focuses on providing tax, legal and commercial advice to a broad range of clients in the energy and financial sectors. Mr. Katz frequently leads cross-functional legal teams in high-profile and complex transactions, with a particular emphasis in the renewable energy sector.  Mr. Katz is a recognized industry leader in all forms of tax monetization transactions within the power sector. Over the past decade, he has advised many leading power developers, national banks and insurance companies and private equity and infrastructure funds on a wide range of transactions involving project development and finance, common and preferred equity investments, asset acquisitions and divestitures, capital raising and deployment structures and all forms of leasing transactions both in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Mr. Katz has been particularly active in the development of many of the funding structures now commonly used in the distributed power market. Some of his recent client representations include NRG Energy, Terra-Gen Power, LS Power, First Reserve Energy Investors, SMBC, Metlife, Union Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Capital, Siemens Financial Services, the AES Corporation, GE Capital, US Bancorp and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Katz joined Chadbourne from GE Energy Financial Services where he was Vice President and Tax Counsel. He regularly publishes articles in tax and energy periodicals and speaks frequently at industry seminars on topics relating to energy tax incentives and project development and financing strategies.