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Jeffrey Davis

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Mayer Brown

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Tax Transactions & Consulting

Position

Jeffrey G. Davis is a partner in the Tax Transactions & Consulting group in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and is a co-head of the firm’s Renewable Energy group. Jeff represents major corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds on a wide range of US federal income tax matters. His practice focuses on partnership tax, tax credits and other incentives, and project finance and development. In particular, Jeff advises equity investors, lenders, developers, equipment suppliers and utilities in electric energy projects involving all major renewable resources, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and refined coal. He regularly advises clients on a variety of tax-related issues regarding the development, structuring, financing, and acquisition and/or disposition of renewable energy projects. He has significant experience with the qualification for and monetization of tax credits (including those provided under IRC sections 45 and 48) and other tax benefits associated with renewable energy projects, as well as section 1603 Treasury grants in lieu of tax credits. Jeff has represented investors and sponsors in dozens of “tax equity” financings using the “partnership flip” structure (also known as PAPS), including levered and unlevered transactions, as well as those involving pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) payments and Industrial Revenue Bonds. Jeff also has significant experience with the new markets tax credit (NMTC) under IRC section 45D, the nonconventional source fuel credit under IRC section 45K, the energy efficient appliance credit under IRC section 45M, and the energy efficient commercial building deduction under IRC section 179D.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, 1999; LLM in Taxation, with distinction Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 1994; Articles Editor, Pepperdine Law Review, 1992-1994 Lipscomb University, BA, summa cum laude, 1991


United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Mayer Brown continued to be active on project finance mandates for a range of investors and banks. New York-based Christopher Erckert acted for the noteholders on the private placement of bonds issued by Invenergy to finance the operation of its Campo Palomas wind energy project in Uruguay. Houston-based Robert Goldberg and Washington DC-based tax specialist Jeffrey Davis jointly head the team.

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