Ms Danielle Garbien > Bracewell LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
31 W. 52nd Street
Suite 1900
New York, NY 10019
United States


Danielle Garbien represents energy and commodities companies, financial institutions, private equity companies, developers and hedge funds in a wide range of complex energy financing, investments, power purchase agreements, and commodity and hedging transactions, with a focus on power and renewable energy. Danielle has experience negotiating and drafting EPC contracts, REC purchase agreements, turbine supply agreements, operating and management agreements and other procurement agreements for energy and infrastructure projects. She also advises on structuring hedges for the financing and acquisition of energy facilities; renewable energy transactions, including solar and wind development and offtake arrangements; long-term supply and credit facilities for retail and wholesale energy contracts; and prepaid natural gas and electricity transactions.


American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002 Boston College, B.A., 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Energy > Renewable/alternative power

Bracewell LLP advises clients on the range of transactional matters in the renewable energy space, including on projects in wind, solar, and storage, as well as on complex structuring and transactional matters such as power purchase agreements and portfolio acquisitions. The offering is led jointly by G. Alan Rafte and Ryan S. Holcomb, both based in Houston, with Rafte representing energy companies, private equity investors, alternative lenders and financial institutions in acquisition and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture arrangements, and project finance and development matters. Danielle Varnell in Washington DC is sought after for her expertise in renewables-sector M&A and her ability to advise on projects from development through to the operational stage. Laura D. Sheldon in Washington DC was promoted to partner in January 2023, and is also noted for her expertise on the sale and purchase of renewable energy assets, and corporate governance. New York-based Danielle Garbien has experience extending to the structuring of hedges for the financing and acquisition of energy facilities.

United States > Finance > Project finance

Bracewell LLP’s seasoned project finance practice focuses on energy and infrastructure transactions, handling a range of large-scale projects that contain sophisticated finance structures, among others, alongside vast experience of financing of traditional energy projects. The team is helmed by development and finance expert Nicolai J. Sarad in New York, and Houston’s Thomas Tomlinson, with a notable focus on the financing, development, acquisition and divestiture of traditional and renewable energy projects. G Alan Rafte, who is also based in Houston, chairs the firm’s business and regulatory section, while New York-based Danielle Garbien strengthens the team with considerable expertise of power and renewable energy. Martha Kammoun departed in October 2022.