Tom has more than 30 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance and restructurings, and acquisition and development transactions.

Tom’s practice has an emphasis on representing sponsors, developers, lenders and investors in a variety of energy and infrastructure financing transactions for both fossil fuel-fired and renewable energy projects, including both fundamental fossil fuel projects as well as solar, wind, geothermal, landfill gas and biomass projects.

Tom has been recognized by Euromoney as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers and one of the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, and he is listed as a leading financing lawyer in the International Financial Review. Tom has also been recognized by Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the leading project finance lawyers in California and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Project Finance Law.

    • The sponsor and its affiliates in the construction and back leverage financings for 1.2 GW of utility-scale solar projects in California and Texas involving seven projects and over $3 billion in total debt and tax equity financing.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in a $100 million revolving credit facility for the construction financing for a portfolio of community solar, residential, C&I and utility-scale solar projects located throughout the U.S.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in the $50 million acquisition financing for a portfolio of solar projects located in Ontario, Canada.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in the construction and term loan financing of a 60 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic generating facility located in Kern County, California. The transaction was one of the largest solar financings in the U.S. in 2014 and was named IJGlobal's North American Renewables Deal of the Year.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in the construction, bridge and term loan financing of an approximately 70 MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic generating facilities located in Sacramento County, California.
    • The sponsor, which is a California certified woman- and minority-owned business enterprise focused on doing business in California's energy industry, and its affiliates in the term loan financing of a 48.5 MW natural gas-fired power plant located in Tulare, California.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in a mezzanine financing for a series of utility-scale solar projects located throughout the U.S.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in the development loan, construction and term loan financing of an approximately 82 MW solar project located in Kern County, California.
    • The lender in a series of structured financings of portfolios of residential and commercial DG projects located in the Western United States and developed by Solar City, SunRun and Sungevity.
    • The sponsor and project company in a $93 million construction loan financing for a 30 MW solar PV facility located in Austin, Texas, including all aspects of loan documentation and project consents.
    • The sponsor and project companies in a series of mezzanine debt financings for utility scale solar projects located in the Western United States.
    • The sponsor and project companies in the sale leaseback financing of 15 solar projects located in the Palmdale School District of California.
    • The lender in a senior project financing secured by a portfolio of distributed solar generation assets located on major commercial installations throughout California.
    • The sponsor and project company in a Section 1705 FIPP loan for a 24.84 MW solar PV facility located in the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada, including FIPP lender and DOE loan and guaranty documentation.
    • The sponsor and developer in the structuring and financing of a $400 million geothermal energy facility being developed in the Salton Sea geothermal resource area.
    • The sponsor and project companies in a series of sale leaseback financings for over 2750 MWs of gas-fired generating facilities.
    • The project sponsor in a $410 million leveraged sale leaseback financing of 19 geothermal electric generating plants located in the Geysers Area of California.
    • The sponsor and its affiliates in a $265 million project refinancing of the senior debt and preferred equity financing of a 600-megawatt gas-fired generation facility located in Northern California.

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