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James Tynion

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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James T. Tynion III is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Tynion focuses his practice on a broad array of financings and investments in several areas, including energy and other related infrastructure sectors, and in large-scale industrial financings. He represents clients in limited recourse project financings and mergers and acquisitions, with an additional focus on equipment leasing and finance. Within the energy sector, Mr. Tynion’s clients have included lenders, developers, investors, contractors, electric utilities, and equipment suppliers in various independent energy financings and investments involving renewable and alternative energy facilities, such as wind-powered electric generating facilities, thermal electric generating facilities, and solar energy projects. He also counsels clients in matters involving energy and infrastructure M&A, development, and financing. For more information, view Mr. Tynion’s biography at


Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Tynion was a partner in the energy practice of another international law firm, resident in New York, where he was co-chair of the energy industry team.


Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014); Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2012–2014); Member, Energy Bar Association; Member, Energy Committee, New York City Bar Association


Fordham University School of Law, 1981, J.D.; Georgetown University, 1978, B.S.F.S.

United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

The ‘exceptional’ team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is particularly noted for its experience in energy project finance mandates; it is active on the sponsor side, and its lender practice has been further boosted with the recent arrival of Amy Maloney from Latham & Watkins LLP. Neeraj Arora in Los Angeles advised CrĂ©dit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as administrative agent for a syndication of lenders, on the financing of SWG Finco’s portfolio of five operating gas-fired electrical generation facilities located in California, Colorado and New Mexico. Richard Filosa, who jointly heads the team with James Tynion in New York, led advice for Ares on the development and financing of the St Joseph Energy Center Phase 2 power project. Further, Wayne Song in Los Angeles advised Coronal Energy on a $235m tax equity financing from US Bankcorp Community Development Corporation and back-leveraged term debt from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, for a combined portfolio of solar facilities on US Department of Defense property. Marc Reardon, Michael MĂŒller, Felipe Alice in Houston, who is ‘always available to address the needs of the client’, and Jonathan Morris in New York are also recommended, as is Houston-based John Crespo. Named individuals are based in Boston unless otherwise stated. Adrian Talamantes joined Holland & Knight LLP in 2018.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Leading lawyers

James Tynion - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises developers, sponsors and institutional investors on all types of renewable energy transactions and developments involving wind, solar and energy storage projects. Recent highlights included Los Angeles-based Wayne Song advising Coronal Energy on a $235m tax equity financing for the largest combined portfolio of solar facilities on US Department of Defense property to-date. The wider project finance and infrastructure department is jointly headed by New York-based James Tynion and Boston-based Richard Filosa, and was strengthened by several new arrivals including Jeffrey Dinerstein from Jones Day and Sameer Mohan from Baker & Hostetler LLP in Houston, and Amy Maloney, who joined the Boston office from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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Energy: transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy: transactions: conventional power

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises publicly held utilities companies and independent power producers, engineering and construction firms, major lenders, and institutional investors and private equity firms on development, financing, acquisitions and disposals of power projects. Key contacts in the Boston-office include Michael MĂŒller and Richard Filosa, who assisted Entergy Corporation with the establishment of a transmission company and subsequent development of a transmission project in the MISO service area. James Tynion leads the project finance and infrastructure group in the New York office, and Jonathan Morris acted for Linden Cogen Holdings in its $913m sale of 50% equity interest to a joint venture between subsidiaries of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power. In the Houston office, Jeffrey Dinerstein joined from Jones Day, and Sameer Mohan joined from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is 'a one-stop-shop for a variety of energy-sector transactions'. Jointly headed by New York-based James Tynion and Boston-based Richard Filosa, the team has broad experience of a range of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas mandates, and is instructed by energy companies, traders and investors as every stage in the oil and gas chain. Also recommended is Houston-based Felipe Alice, who is 'always available to address clients' needs', and has 'a wealth of knowledge about oil and gas in Latin America'. Alice is acting for a major utility company in connection with the EPC contract for the development of a natural gas treatment, gas processing, and liquefaction facility.

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