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Latham & Watkins LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-1560
United States

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Jeff Greenberg is the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles Office. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee and was formerly Vice Chair of the US Finance Department. Mr. Greenberg represents financial institutions and private equity sponsors, as well as public and private companies, in connection with all phases of the development and financing of power (including gas, coal, wind, solar, landfill gas, biomass and geothermal-fired power plants), oil refinery, ethanol, telecommunications, petrochemicals, fertilizer and other infrastructure projects. Mr. Greenberg's experience includes the structuring and negotiation of financing arrangements, project contracts, secured commodity hedge agreements, and extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of power plants.


Finance Partner


Lawyer Rankings

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

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Jeffrey GreenbergLatham & Watkins LLP

Headed by Los Angeles-based partner Jeffrey Greenberg , under the umbrella of the firm’s global project development and finance group, Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘at the cutting-edge of transactions‘ for developers, sponsors, funds and lenders across the spectrum of renewable energy matters. The team is particularly accomplished at structuring financing transactions in the sector, where it is able to leverage strong institutional ties with some of the leading commercial banks in the space, including Citibank, which it advised in connection with KKR’s convertible equity investment in a NextEra Partners portfolio of solar and wind energy projects. ‘Truly best in class‘, New York-based partner Eli Katz was also involved in the aforementioned deal and is particularly strong at ensuring deals are structured in such a way as to maximize tax subsidies. Also based in New York, Matthew Henegar is a key member of the team and provides ‘unmatched legal structuring and transaction management’ to banks, developers and private equity funds on renewable financings, including ones featuring highly complex intercreditor arrangements.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

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Jeffrey GreenbergLatham & Watkins LLP

The ‘excellent‘ team at Latham & Watkins LLP advises clients across the spectrum of power mandates, from M&A transactions and joint ventures, through to advice on development projects and development finance-related matters. The firm has particularly strong coverage out of New York on the corporate front and handles a slew of instructions for both strategic investors and private equity sponsors on M&A mandates in the power space, typically at a later stage in the value chain. David Kurzweil is global co-chair of the power group and combines expert industry knowledge with corporate structuring prowess. Kurzweil is frequently at the forefront of the most significant power M&A mandates handled by the team, including his work for Vistra Energy on its $475m acquisition of Ambit Energy. Washington DC-based partner David Schwartz  co-heads the global power offering alongside Kurzweil and is able to parlay his strong regulatory knowledge within the power sector to provide a ‘very comprehensive offering‘ to electric generation-related clients, including as it relates to work on complex event-driven corporate transactions, the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and representation on standalone regulatory matters. New York-based partner Paul Kukish regularly handles power-related M&A as part of his broad-ranging private equity practice, and is another key member of the team that also includes Los Angeles-based partner Jeffrey Greenberg, who regularly handles project finance and M&A-related power mandates.

United States > Finance > Project finance

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Jeffrey GreenbergLatham & Watkins LLP

Few dispute Latham & Watkins LLP‘s position as one of the premier firms in the US for project finance, where it leads the market for lender and sponsor-side representations. The nature of the work is also spread across a range of project types, including renewables, oil and gas, and transport and infrastructure PPPs, both at home and abroad. Lawyers are also highly experienced in novel structures including tax equity financings. The highly versatile Jeffrey Greenberg leads the team from the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is backed up by a strong cadre of lawyers including, in New York, oil and gas expert Jonathan Rod, Matthew HenegarWarren Lilien (who regularly handles power and PPP projects), and Veronica Relea who is well versed in energy projects and has a strong focus on Latin America. Omar Nazif in San Diego is also recommended. New York associate Kelly Cataldo is developing a good name.