In his more than 20 years of advising tax equity investors and developers, John has played a pivotal role in the advancement of the renewables and alternative energy market. He continues to provide leadership in this ever-changing sector by guiding clients on the implications of the IRA, helping them navigate new rules in order to maximize federal and state tax benefits.
John advises major financial institutions (tax equity investors and infrastructure funds), lenders, developers, and sponsors, particularly those in the wind, solar, storage, biomass and energy tech space. He helps clients structure financings for their projects to take advantage of federal and state tax incentives, like the Federal production tax credit (PTC), energy investment tax credit (ITC) and accelerated depreciation (MACRS and “bonus”) using partnership flips, sale-leasebacks, public/private partnerships, and other structuring options. He has been particularly focused on providing clients with the latest guidance and opportunities relating to the Inflation Reduction Act, including with respect to Section 6418 tax credit transfers and Section 6417 direct pay opportunities.
Recognized by Chambers USA in Band 2 for Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy Nationwide, clients describe John as “extremely knowledgeable, flexible and can put technical jargon into plain terms.” Client sources also state “he knows the tax equity markets very well and is very commercial.”
Prior to law school, John founded an information management company based in Austin, Texas. He is also a veteran of the Texas Army National Guard.