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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-32
United States
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Energy: renewable/alternative power


Partner Edward (Ed) Zaelke is the head of the Firm’s Global Energy Project Finance group. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.

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American Wind Energy Association, former board member and former president
Wind Solar Alliance, founding board member

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

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Edward ZaelkeMcDermott Will & Emery LLP

Now headed out of Los Angeles by the ‘vastly experienced‘ Edward Zaelke, following his arrival from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in March 2019, McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s global energy project finance group has considerable M&A and financing strength for developers and investors across a wide range of renewables transactions. Zaelke has particular expertise advising on complex domestic/international solar and wind transactions and adds further transactional firepower to a team that already includes well-known Miami-based energy tax expert Philip Tingle . Washington DC-based partner Carl Fleming , who also recently joined the team from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, affords the firm further renewables industry expertise and his credentials were recently acknowledged by the Department of Commerce, following his appointment to its advisory committee analyzing the competitiveness of US wind, solar, battery storage and electric vehicle sectors domestically and abroad.