Louise Gibbons

Partner

San Francisco

Louise's practice focuses on the financing, acquisition and sale of energy projects and companies, with a focus in the renewable energy sector. 

Louise was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2016-2019 and by Euromoney's inaugural Rising Stars Expert Guide for Energy and Natural Resources Law. She was also shortlisted for Best in Energy, Natural Resources and Mining in both 2018 and 2019 by Euromoney's Americas Rising Star Awards.

Louise advises clients on energy sector project financings, tax equity financings, acquisitions and sales and joint venture arrangements in the U.S. and internationally.  She regularly represents project developers and sponsors, borrowers and debt issuers, investment banks, private equity funds and other capital providers and investors in the energy industry. She has significant experience in the electric power sector, including wind, solar, storage, natural gas, and other forms of renewable energy.

    • The largest U.S. independent solar power developer in the sale of numerous large-scale solar photovoltaic projects located in California and Texas.
    • The sponsor in the first non-recourse debt financing of a portfolio of behind-the-meter storage projects, the 2017 IJGlobal North America Energy Storage Deal of the Year.
    • A leading global renewable energy company in the tax equity financings of numerous wind and solar projects across the U.S.
    • The borrower in the debt financing of a 500 MW natural gas-fired generating facility, located in San Diego County, California, which included both a commercial bank funded facility and the private placement of two tranches of long-term, credit agency rated notes.
    • A renewable energy developer in the acquisition of a 200 MW solar project in Mexico.
    • A solar developer in the mezzanine debt financing of a portfolio of solar projects in Kern County, California. 
    • A private equity fund in the development and equity raise for an 869 MW natural gas-fired electric power plant in the City of Oregon, Ohio.
    • A renewable energy developer in the tax equity financing of two solar projects in San Bernardino County, California.
    • The lead agent and major institutional lender in the project financing and refinancing of a portfolio of 39 hydroelectric power projects located throughout the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.