Christopher J. Moore is a Deputy Business Unit Leader of the Energy & Infrastructure Group. Chris has extensive and varied experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors including both project finance and corporate transactions and is regularly responsible for structuring complex financings.

His practice focuses on financing, acquisition and disposition of and investments in energy projects with a particular emphasis on renewables. Chris has extensive experience structuring and documenting tax equity transactions (i.e., disproportionate partnership flip and other structures utilizing PTCs and ITC), a wide variety of debt financings (including construction, back-leverage, holdco, and other types of portfolio financings) and leasing transactions (both single investor and leverage leases). He also has deep experience in investments in and acquisition and disposition of energy projects in all stages of their life cycle and portfolios of assets, and a variety of joint ventures and joint ownership and operating arrangements. With over 25 years in the energy and power practice and over 15 years in renewables market, Chris represents many of the leading and most active players in the renewable sector and power market generally. Having been across the table from almost all of the tax equity and debt participants in the renewable market, Chris’ deep understanding of their motivations and objectives enables him to anticipate their concerns. While Chris typically represents sponsors, developers, and strategic investors, he has also represented public power authorities, electric cooperatives, lenders and other types of investors.

  • Chris's recent representative transactions include:

    • representation of sponsor in the construction and tax equity financing for an 84MW wind project in Texas;
    • representation of sponsor in the sale of four renewable projects in Japan;

    • represented purchasers in the $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind and its portfolio of wind and solar projects in various stages of development, construction and operation;

    • representation of sponsor of a portfolio of merchant wind projects with energy hedges in different states and at different stages of completion in complex multistep tax equity financing using a partnership flip structure, construction financing and the sale of the cash equity in stages;

    • 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 developer in the sale of a development stage utility scale solar project;

    • representation of a sponsor in connection with the sale leaseback of a wind project which incorporated the Treasury cash grant;

    • represented an investor in the acquisition of a minority interest in and financing of the Cricket Valley Energy Center, an approximately 1,100 MW combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility in Dover, New York;

    • 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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