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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
909 FANNIN, SUITE 2000
HOUSTON, TX 77010-1018
United States
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United States > Finance > Project finance

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is prolific in the renewables space, where it assists both lenders and sponsors with projects relating to hydrogen, offshore wind, solar energy and battery storage. In addition, the firm has a niche in energy M&A and project financings for electric power generating facilities in California and Texas, two states in which the firm has an established presence. Robert James , as leader of the San Francisco practice, is a key name in this regard, while he also spends time in the Houston office. Mona Dajani co-leads the energy and instrastrucutre practice from New York and is experienced in sustainable finance and ESG-linked facilities. The firm’s ranked were bolstered in September 2021 by the arrival of Veronica Relea from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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

At the forefront of the energy transition to a low-carbon economy, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP guides clients in an array of transactional matters involving offshore wind, energy storage, solar power and hydrogen. In fact, it was one of the first global law firm to launch a group dedicated to the development of hydrogen projects worldwide. Renewable energy M&A and project financings for electric power generating facilities in Texas and California are core areas of activity for the team, which is also often engaged in sector-related regulatory matters. Mona Dajani in New York has led numerous financings and project development transactions involving solar, wind, hydrogen, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, waste to energy and Net Zero disruptive technology. She manages the practice with Robert James , who splits his time between San Francisco and Houston. Also in New York, Shellka Arora-Cox offers legal support to private equity investors, sponsors, developers, lenders and contractors in renewable energy matters throughout the US and abroad. Based in Los Angeles, Jorge Medina specializes in the tax aspects of renewable energy investments and financing transactions.

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP fields a construction counseling and dispute resolution practice with a strong country-wide record in assisting with fiercely contested, critical and high-value disputes. The group is represented across the firm’s Washington DC, San Francisco and Houston offices and its portfolio of matters span the country and also include a number of projects abroad. Clark Thiel coordinates the global construction group from the San Francisco office, while in Washington DC, construction group vice-chair Melissa Lesmes focuses her practice on complex construction claims and insurance coverage disputes. Charles Conrad is based in Houston and has recently acted in contentious matters regarding multi-billion dollar projects and together with Thiel and Lesmes makes up the leadership team. In San Francisco, John Heisse is a renowned figure in the market, assisting global developers, builders, owners and designers with every phase of complex public and private construction; and Robert James comes with client recommendation as ‘a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney in design, construction and real estate issues‘.