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Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States
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Eli Katz is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Tax Department. Mr. Katz has extensive experience assisting clients on a wide range of complex transactions, including those in the renewable energy and financial sectors. His practice is focused on energy tax incentives, project development and financing, capital raising and deployment structures, mergers and acquisitions and leasing transactions both internationally and in the United States.

Position

Tax Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

Active across the spectrum of power sector matters, Latham & Watkins LLP’s broad expertise covers conventional power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure, renewables, energy storage, nuclear power generation and evolving electric power technologies. The team specialises in finance, project finance, IPPs and M&A advice to conventional power players, as well as being particularly active in the private equity segment. New York-based Eli Katz leads a deep bench of experts, key names among them include: Christopher Cross in New York, who is an experienced corporate and finance lawyer in the energy industry; transactional expert David Kurzweil, who also works out of New York; and Lauren Anderson in Houston, whose strengths are private equity transactions, M&A and general corporate matters for energy and infrastructure industry clients. The group was further strengthened in 2021 by the arrival Houston-based Trina Chandler from Vinson & Elkins LLP; she is known for her M&A expertise across the power and renewables, energy transition, and infrastructure sectors.

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

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Providing coast-to-coast coverage and benefitting from a global network of offices, Latham & Watkins LLP advises clients on the entire spectrum of legal issues that arise in the renewable energy sector, cutting across offshore and onshore wind, utility and distributed solar power, energy storage and emerging electric power technologies. The ‘very commercially oriented and practical‘ team maintains a busy and varied workload, which features high-end M&A, secured lending, corporate finance and project development. Some of the most notable players in the sector turn to the team for assistance with complex and innovative deals in North America- recent examples include advising on the largest portfolio of battery storage assets financed to date and the world’s largest battery storage project. Based in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Greenberg serves as global chair of the firm’s project development and finance practice. He is widely recognised as a preeminent project finance lawyer, having advised on some of the most significant renewable deals in the market. Also on the West Coast, Omar Nazif  is based in San Diego and regularly receives engagements from banks, sponsors and developers in connection with all phases of the development and financing of wind, solar and energy storage projects. Vice-chair of the firm’s global energy and infrastructure industry department, Eli Katz  is primarily engaged in M&A and project finance transactions, with a particular focus on tax incentives for equity investors deploying capital to help fund renewables projects throughout the US. He sits in the New York office, where Matthew Henegar  is counsel of choice for numerous private equity sponsors, developers and financial institutions, and recently promoted Kelly Cataldo is a name to note for construction financing and investments in renewable projects across Latin America. The Houston office recently welcomed energy deal specialist Trina Chandler from Vinson & Elkins LLP.