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Timothy Callahan

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Tim Callahan has closed more than 100 renewable energy project deals in his nearly 30-year career. He is a leading advisor to owners, developers, sponsors, lenders, manufacturers and contractors in all facets of the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy and other infrastructure facilities. His comprehensive experience includes advising clients in connection with renewable energy facilities, gas and coal fired power plants, and gas and water pipelines. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Tim served as the global chair of the Wind Energy Practice at another Am Law 100 law firm. He frequently speaks and writes on alternative energy.


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

The ‚Äėvery collaborative‚Äô team at McGuireWoods LLP¬†‚Äėinterfaces well with clients and their respective counsels‚Äô and is instructed by lenders and sponsors in energy projects. Renewables projects are a particular area of focus; here,¬†Becky Diffen¬†in Austin advised Macquarie Capital on the development, tax equity financing and construction financing of a 200MW wind farm in Oldham and Deaf Smith counties, Texas; and¬†Timothy Callahan¬†in Chicago advised KeyBank National Association on several financings including a $80m back-leveraged financing for a portfolio of over 80 solar projects California and a $30m refinancing for a 25MW wind farm in Idaho. Charlotte-based¬†Adam Greene¬†and Marvin Rogers, the latter of whom jointly heads the team with Matthew Kapinos¬†in Houston, and Brian Kelly¬†in Baltimore, are also recommended. Richmond-based Joanne Katsantonis¬†is also a key figure. Senior counsel Kate Watlington¬†in Charlotte joined in 2018 from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

The team at McGuireWoods LLP advises energy companies and investors on a range of corporate, finance and project development mandates. Richmond-based Michael Woodard advises Coronal Energy on comprehensive development and transactional matters across its solar project portfolio, and Beck Diffen, who heads the practice from the Austin office, acted for Hill Country Wind Power in the development and sale of a 400MW wind farm in Texas. Also recommended is Chicago-based Timothy Callahan, who regularly acts for project sponsors and lenders in the financing and development of wind farms, solar plants and other renewables projects. Other key clients include Dominion Energy, Apex Clean Energy and Macquarie Capital.

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