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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
111 LOUISIANA STREET, 44TH FLOOR
HOUSTON, TX 77002
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Project Finance & Development

Position

Matt Kapinos leads the firm’s project finance and development practice. He advises on project development, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic joint ventures involving a range of energy and infrastructure assets. Matt guides energy and infrastructure clients through all phases of drafting and negotiating agreements for the purchase, sale, development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects.  His experiences includes representing clients in traditional and renewable generation, RNG production and utilization, petrochemical, LNG export and import, and CCUS projects.

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Career

Prior to practicing law, Matt spent five years on active duty as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. His service included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Languages

English

Memberships

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

Member, Board of Advisors, Veterans Benefits Clinic of the Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, 2012 to 2016.

Member, Pro Bono Council, Virginia Bar Association, 2012 to 2016.

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008

Bachelor of Science in History, U.S. Military Academy, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Led from Houston by Matt Kapinos, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a strong reputation acting on behalf of sponsors, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, contractors and developers on the development, financing, and M&A work associated with domestic and international renewable power projects throughout the value chain. Renewable energy tax credit advice and alternative power project acquisition and finance deals are the core areas of activity for the department, which is based between Texas and California. Kapinos primarily focuses in the energy and infrastructure sectors, handling a range of project development, M&A and strategic joint ventures in the renewable power space. Based in Los Angeles, Dan Lynch is best known for his experience in project finance matters. The department was impacted by the recent departure of a number of key partners including John Marciano to Allen & Overy LLP.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP‘s substantial presence in Houston has brought it considerable success in Mexico’s oil and gas and broader energy industries. The firm has also built-out its record in LNG projects across the Latin America region. In the energy-transition segment, it has achieved further growth in LNG, solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. Matt Kapinos is an experienced figure in Latin America energy and infrastructure projects and M&A transactions. Also an energy specialist, Gabriel Procaccini has particular expertise in midstream oil projects and LNG. Both are based in Houston.

Latin America: International firms > City Focus - Houston

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP ‘s substantial presence in Houston has brought it considerable success in Mexico’s oil and gas and broader energy industries. In the energy transition segment, it has achieved further growth in LNG, solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. Moreover, it has continued to build-out its estimable record in LNG projects right across Latin America. Matt Kapinos is an experienced figure in Latin America energy and infrastructure projects and M&A transactions. Gabriel Procaccini is another energy specialist with particular expertise in midstream-oil projects and LNG. Both are based in Houston.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a substantial focus on Latin America, primarily from its Houston, New York and Los Angeles offices, with additional public law and policy expertise provided by the Washington DC office. The Latin America group is focused on energy, including oil and gas, along with energy transition and renewables transactions. It is also noted for corporate restructurings in the region. The hire of New York partner Sergio Urias from Covington & Burling LLP in June 2022 brings additional senior-level Latin America private equity and M&A experience. Houston’s Matt Kapinos is a key partner.