Best Lawyers for Project Finance Law in America

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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Compliance Law Public Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Tax Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Economic Development Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Commercial Finance Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Project Finance Law Gaming Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
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Maynard Cooper & Gale
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Health Care Law Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Real Estate Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Banking and Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Franchise Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Covington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Economic Development Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Franchise Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law

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Practice Area Definition

Project Finance Law Definition

Project finance encompasses the legal work required for the development, equity and non-recourse debt financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of major industrial and infrastructure projects such as power plants, hydrocarbon processing and chemical plants, pipelines, transmission lines, toll roads, airports, seaports, and sports stadiums.

The legal work required for these complex projects requires a broad and detailed knowledge of numerous legal practice areas, including securities and business organizations, debt and finance, tax, real estate, energy, construction, environmental, and utility and trade regulation laws.

Lawyers working in this practice area should have extensive experience dealing with construction contractors, feedstock and fuel suppliers, power and product purchasers, operation and maintenance contractors, insurers, title companies and land owners, private equity investors, banks and investment banks, and regulatory agencies.

Given the non-recourse nature of project finance debt, lawyers working in this area should understand how the business, economic, financial, construction, operational, and legal risks are allocated among debt and equity investors, construction, supply and off-take contractors, and insurers.

In addition to the foregoing knowledge and skills, lawyers working on international project financings will have to be aware of the unique legal, tax, and political risks of operating in host countries and have the knowledge necessary to assist clients in managing those risks with appropriate governmental and business contractual arrangements, tax, insurance, and financing structures.

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Project finance encompasses the legal work required for the development, equity and non-recourse debt financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of major industrial and infrastructure projects such as power plants, hydrocarbon processing and chemical plants, pipelines, transmission lines, toll roads, airports, seaports, and sports stadiums.

The legal work required for these complex projects requires a broad and detailed knowledge of numerous legal practice areas, including securities and business organizations, debt and finance, tax, real estate, energy, construction, environmental, and utility and trade regulation laws.

Lawyers working in this practice area should have extensive experience dealing with construction contractors, feedstock and fuel suppliers, power and product purchasers, operation and maintenance contractors, insurers, title companies and land owners, private equity investors, banks and investment banks, and regulatory agencies.

Given the non-recourse nature of project finance debt, lawyers working in this area should understand how the business, economic, financial, construction, operational, and legal risks are allocated among debt and equity investors, construction, supply and off-take contractors, and insurers.

In addition to the foregoing knowledge and skills, lawyers working on international project financings will have to be aware of the unique legal, tax, and political risks of operating in host countries and have the knowledge necessary to assist clients in managing those risks with appropriate governmental and business contractual arrangements, tax, insurance, and financing structures.