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Wayne Song

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Position

Wayne W. Song is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Song's practice focuses on project finance, corporate finance, project development, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has worked on numerous renewable energy project developments, acquisitions, and financings, including two recent financings selected by Project Finance magazine as "Deals of the Year." Mr. Song is recognized in Chambers USA: America’ Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of "Projects" and "Energy: Transactional." For more information, view Mr. Song’s biography at www.morganlewis.com/bios/wsong.

Career

Mr. Song has a background in a wide range of energy and infrastructure project developments and has represented energy industry participants in the negotiation of commercial project contracts such as construction contracts, power purchase agreements, equipment supply contracts, and operations and maintenance agreements. Mr. Song speaks at various conferences relating to project finance and energy project development.

Member

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2014); Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (2010–2013); Listed, Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2011); Listed, LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy's Clean Tech 100 (2013)

Education

University of Southern California, 1998, J.D.; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1988, B.S., Phi Kappa Phi


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

The ‘exceptional’ team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is particularly noted for its experience in energy project finance mandates; it is active on the sponsor side, and its lender practice has been further boosted with the recent arrival of Amy Maloney from Latham & Watkins LLP. Neeraj Arora in Los Angeles advised CrĂ©dit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as administrative agent for a syndication of lenders, on the financing of SWG Finco’s portfolio of five operating gas-fired electrical generation facilities located in California, Colorado and New Mexico. Richard Filosa, who jointly heads the team with James Tynion in New York, led advice for Ares on the development and financing of the St Joseph Energy Center Phase 2 power project. Further, Wayne Song in Los Angeles advised Coronal Energy on a $235m tax equity financing from US Bankcorp Community Development Corporation and back-leveraged term debt from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, for a combined portfolio of solar facilities on US Department of Defense property. Marc Reardon, Michael MĂŒller, Felipe Alice in Houston, who is ‘always available to address the needs of the client’, and Jonathan Morris in New York are also recommended, as is Houston-based John Crespo. Named individuals are based in Boston unless otherwise stated. Adrian Talamantes joined Holland & Knight LLP in 2018.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises developers, sponsors and institutional investors on all types of renewable energy transactions and developments involving wind, solar and energy storage projects. Recent highlights included Los Angeles-based Wayne Song advising Coronal Energy on a $235m tax equity financing for the largest combined portfolio of solar facilities on US Department of Defense property to-date. The wider project finance and infrastructure department is jointly headed by New York-based James Tynion and Boston-based Richard Filosa, and was strengthened by several new arrivals including Jeffrey Dinerstein from Jones Day and Sameer Mohan from Baker & Hostetler LLP in Houston, and Amy Maloney, who joined the Boston office from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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