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Bracewell LLP

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 49TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1100, USA
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John Klauberg

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Work +1.212.938.6400
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www.bracewell.com/people/john-g-klauberg
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Energy

Position

John Klauberg provides his clients with advice on the structuring and implementation of transactions in the electric power and gas sector, including: mergers and restructurings of regulated utilities; acquisitions and dispositions of power plants and leases of generating and transmission facilities and similar “utility-type” properties; formation and restructurings of independent power project partnerships, including the negotiation and structuring of power purchase and sale agreements; and large-scale structured wholesale and retail power purchase and sale transactions. He has experience in transactions involving both regulated utilities and unregulated companies in the electric and gas markets, including power trading companies (on both the wholesale and retail level), exempt wholesale generators and qualifying facilities and has been actively engaged in transactions involving the purchase and sale of energy assets and contracts arising out of some of the largest bankruptcies in the energy sector.

Education

LL.M, New York University School of Law, 1984; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981; B.A., honors, Hamilton College, 1978


United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Leading lawyers

John Klauberg - Bracewell LLP

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

Bracewell LLP’s deep New York offering is led by highly regarded co-chair John Klauberg, who is advising on a number of the largest M&A deals in the market; he, Frederick Lark and the ‘very responsive’ Elena Rubinov are assisting Hydro One with its $3.4bn acquisition of Avista. Also in New York, Ron Erlichman wins plaudits for his finance work. In Houston, key figures include co-chair Jessica Adkins, who specializes in hedging transactions, and ‘excellent negotiatorRyan Holcomb, who regularly handles M&A of generation assets for Rockland Power.

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Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

At Bracewell LLP, Houston-based practice co-chair Jessica Adkins has a strong reputation for commodity hedging transactions; she acted for a hedge provider in a hedging agreement with Goldwind Americas for the 160MW Rattlesnake Wind Project in Texas. In New York, key figures include Michael Espinoza and Ron Erlichman, who handle M&A for the likes of Southern Power, and practice co-chair John Klauberg.

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