Adam Griffin

Partner

New York

Adam focuses his practice on U.S. domestic and international project and other complex financing transactions across energy and infrastructure sectors, including significant experience with renewable and conventional energy project financings and equity (including tax equity) transactions, ESG-related energy and infrastructure financing and investment transactions and complex and novel commodities transactions for energy and infrastructure projects.

He regularly advises sponsors, lenders, financial institutions and private equity investors in debt and equity financings and restructurings across the renewable energy, conventional energy and infrastructure sectors.

    • A leading financial institution in connection with non-recourse supply and offtake arrangements and financing transactions in respect of crude oil, conventional refined products, renewable feedstocks and products and other asset-based financing transactions, supporting various refineries.
    • A leading financial institution in connection with its supply & offtake transactions and other financing transactions related to a refinery in the Caribbean, including associated bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Private equity-backed infrastructure investor in connection with acquisition and financing transactions related to water and other water-related infrastructure assets.
    • Leading independent power producer in connection with an approximately $330 million portfolio project financing and associated tax equity transactions supporting distributed energy solar projects throughout the United States.
    • Leading financial institution in connection with a portfolio project financing and commodity hedging transactions supporting conventional electric generation facilities in the United States.
    • An investor in connection with a joint venture transaction and an approximately $110.5 million mezzanine and bridge loan secured by equity interests in 12 residential solar funds, each with existing tax equity and back-leverage debt, and an approximately $80.3 million mezzanine and bridge loan secured by equity interests in a separate group of residential solar funds, each with existing tax equity and back-leverage debt.
    • A borrower in connection $150 million term loan secured by equity interests in numerous renewable energy investments.
    • Administrative agent and lead arrangers in connection with a bridge financing for a utility-scale solar project.
    • Administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a construction and term loan financing for a utility-scale solar project.
    • A private equity sponsor in connection with several construction/back-leverage financings and tax equity transactions for utility scale solar electric generation projects.
    • The issuer in connection with $170 million 4(a)(2) note offering secured by land underlying utility-scale solar projects and associated rents.
    • SunEdison, Inc. and its affiliates in connection with its previously proposed acquisition financing of Vivint Solar, Inc.
    • SunEdison, Inc. and its affiliates in connection with several of its financings for solar and wind electric generating projects.
    • Institutional investors in connection with a refinancing for a solar power generation facility.
    • A private equity sponsor in connection with a Term Loan B financing for a portfolio of natural gas-fired electric generation facilities in the PJM and ISO-NE markets.
    • A private equity sponsor in connection with acquisition project financings related to natural gas-fired electric generation facilities.
    • An equity investor in connection with investment and associated financing for electric cogeneration facilities at a public university.
    • A leading financial institution in connection with acquisition financing and supply and offtake arrangements related to a transmix refinery.
    • The lenders in connection with the construction financing for a greenfield natural gas-fired electric generation facility in PJM.
    • The underwriter and lead arranger in connection with an acquisition financing for a natural gas-fired electric generation facility.
    • A private equity sponsor in connection with an acquisition project financing for port-related assets.
    • Administrative Agent and lenders in connection with a refinancing for private equity-owned telecommunications company in South America.
    • Creditors of an independent power producers in connection with out-of-court restructuring transactions and a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding and associated financings.

    Adam’s experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.