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John Marciano

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Partner; Global Projects & Finance


John Marciano III co-heads Akin Gump’s project finance practice and helps clients buy, sell and finance solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, biogas, CHP and biomass projects. John has closed dozens of tax-equity transactions involving residential, commercial and utility-scale solar and wind projects, developed new ways to pool large numbers of small distributed power generators, and exported that know-how as solar and wind developers have expanded operations worldwide.

He is the author of the only tax credit reference guide for renewables and a frequent speaker. John is also chairman of the tax committee for the largest solar trade group.

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United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP regularly handles energy and infrastructure project finance mandates. In a recent highlight, Matthew Nesburn advised Sammons Renewable Energy on the acquisition of Midway Wind, a 163MW wind farm project in Texas, and also advised on the subsequent tax equity, hedge and construction financing for the project. John Marciano in Washington DC, who jointly heads the team with Daniel Sinaiko, advised Royal Bank of Canada on the debt and tax equity financing of the Buckthorn Wind Project, which is being developed and constructed in Texas by a subsidiary of NRG Energy. The team also advised 38 Degrees North on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar projects in Massachusetts, which included advising on the financing, cash equity and tax equity transactions. Thomas Dupuis, Andrea Lucan, Latin American projects practice head Dino Barajas, and Greg Lavigne in Washington DC are also recommended. Named individuals are based in Los Angeles unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

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John Marciano - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is instructed by a number of prominent energy companies including SunPower Corporation, NRG Energy and Falck Renewables. The global project finance group is jointly led by Los Angeles-based Daniel Sinaiko and Washington DC-based John Marciano, the latter of whom advised South Jersey Industries on its $350m sale of 76 distributed solar energy projects located at 143 sites across New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont. In the project finance space, the team acted for Royal Bank of Canada in the debt and tax equity financing of the Buckthorn Wind Project. Also recommended is Dino Barajas, who has expertise in international and domestic project development and has a particular focus on the Latin American market.

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