Mr Brandon Hadley > Katten > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

WASHINGTON, DC 20007-5118
United States

Work Department

Structured Finance and Securitization


Brandon Hadley concentrates his tax practice in debt instruments, financial products, securitization, cross-border investments and tax credit investments. His principal areas of experience include debt capital markets transactions, asset-backed securitization, the structuring of derivatives and hybrid securities, and tax credit investments including tax equity investments in solar projects. Brandon has substantial experience in: (i) complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and related withholding tax issues; (ii) structuring cross-border investments into the United States; and (iii) negotiating tax-related issues with syndicated loans, warehouse lines and credit agreements (including tax indemnification, withholding tax, registration, controlled foreign corporation (CFC) and section 956-related issues with guarantees and collateral, and applicable high-yield debt obligation (AHYDO)-related issues).

Brandon counsels US and offshore issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities. He has provided tax advice for private equity investments in US real estate, performing and non-performing debt instruments, and equity securities.

Brandon is a member of the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group formed by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase access to public capital for solar projects. He focuses on the transaction structures that allow securitization of solar assets to co-exist with the investment by tax credit investors. Brandon also is a member of the truSolar® Working Group’s Legal Committee which is developing uniform standards for solar project screening, rating and underwriting.

An advisor to many tax-exempt organizations with respect to US federal tax matters, Brandon provides pro bono services to, and serves on the board of, the Amara Legal Center.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Katten is noted for its ‘depth of experience and knowledge of practice leadership’. The team regularly advises on corporate tax planning and structuring in connection to M&A, spin-offs, private equity matters, REITs and real estate transactions. Saul Rudo is ‘deeply experienced and knowledgeable while being an excellent listener and communicator’; he recently advised Periscope Equity on its investment acquisition in Integrated Behavioral Health. Rudo also regularly advises Sterling Partners on its acquisitions and investment activities. Valentina FamparskaKenneth Miller and Brandon Hadley in Washington DC are other key contacts. Employee benefits lawyer Kate Saracene joined the New York office in November 2017 from Nixon Peabody LLP, but Austin Lilling left for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in August 2018. All named individuals are in Chicago unless noted otherwise.