Christopher J. Moore is a partner in the New York office and a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. Chris works on project finance and corporate transactions in the energy sector and has been responsible for structuring numerous complex financings.

His practice focuses on tax equity transactions (i.e., disproportionate partnership flip and other structures utilizing PTCs and ITC), debt financings and leasing transactions (single investor and leverage leases) for wind, solar and other power projects, as well as acquisition and disposition of development stage and completed projects and negotiating project agreements. Chris represents many leading players in both the wind and solar sectors and power market.

Chris has been extremely active in the wind energy market for more than 10 years, representing many of the most active sponsors in numerous tax equity and debt financings for utility scale wind farms and other power projects. His practice includes representing parties in connection with acquisition and disposition of such projects, construction financings, and a wide range of debt and equity-based term financings. He also has experience negotiating power purchase agreements, EPCs and other project agreements. While Chris typically represents sponsors, developers, and independent power producers, he has also represented public power authorities, electric cooperatives, equity investors, various issuers and underwriters of debt securities, lenders and bond insurers.

  • Chris's recent representative transactions include:

    • representation of a sponsor of a portfolio of merchant wind projects in different states and at different stages of completion in complex multistep tax equity financing using a partnership flip structure and the simultaneous sale of approximately 60% of the cash equity;
    • representation of a sponsor of a wind project in a tax equity financing followed immediately by the sale of a substantial portion of the cash equity interest to multiple cash equity investors;
    • representation of a sponsor in connection with the sale leaseback of a wind project which incorporated the Treasury cash grant;
    • representation of a public power entity in connection with various lease financings; and
    • representation of an electric cooperative in a tax equity transaction for a refined coal facility utilizing PTCs.

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