Christopher Moore

Partner

New York

Chris has extensive experience representing project developers, sponsors and investors in the renewable energy sector in complex tax equity and debt financings and other significant transactions. He has represented many of the major project developers, sponsor and investors in the independent energy sector in both project finance and corporate transactions, and is regularly responsible for structuring complex financings.

His practice focuses on financing renewable energy projects with a particular emphasis on tax equity transaction with and without construction and back-leverage debt. Chris experience includes structuring and documenting tax equity transactions (e.g., 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).

With more than 25 years in the energy and power sector and over 20 years in the 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 the tax equity and debt participants in the renewables market, Chris’s 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 and other types of investors.

    • ENGIE in the simultaneous tax equity financing of a portfolio of 7 utility scale wind projects and a portfolio of 4 utility scale solar projects.
    • Pattern Renewables in the construction financing, tax equity financing and sale of cash equity for numerous utility scale wind projects throughout the US, including the recent repowering of the Gulf Wind Project in Texas.
    • A sponsor of a portfolio of wind projects with energy hedges in different states and at different stages of completion in complex multi-step tax equity financing using a partnership flip structure, construction financing and the sale of the cash equity in stages.
    • A sponsor in the construction and tax equity financing for an 84 MW wind project in Texas.
    • 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.
    • A developer in the sale of a development stage utility scale solar project.
    • A sponsor in connection with the sale leaseback of a wind project which incorporated the Treasury cash grant.
    • 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.
    • A public power entity in connection with various lease financings.
    • An electric cooperative in a tax equity transaction for a refined coal facility utilizing PTCs.