Ms Hilary Lefko > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Tax, Tax Controversy, Energy Tax Credits, Energy, Renewable Energy and Clean Power, International Renewable Energy and Clean Power, Solar, Wind, Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power




Hilary’s practice focuses on all areas of federal income tax law, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy tax issues, tax controversy, and international tax. She represents investors, lenders, and developers in various energy and renewable energy projects, including transactions involving Section 45 production tax credits, the purchase and sale of energy and renewable energy facilities, Section 48 investment tax credits and other renewable energy incentives.  Hilary has experience in a number of renewable technologies including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and battery storage.

Hilary previously served as an aide to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and to Congressman Cal Dooley. She is admitted to practice in the US Supreme Court, the US Tax Court, the US Court of Federal Claims, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.   




Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar


  • LLM, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction, 2008
  • JD, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2007
  • BA, Government, The University of Texas at Austin, with college honors, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Renowned by clients for its market-leading capabilities in REIT transactions, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is regularly sought out by some of the leading institutional investors, insurers, and utilities companies for assistance in a host of matters. Richmond-based practice co-head Cecelia Philipps Horner  anchors the firm’s securitization and REIT offering, most recently handling a growing volume of triple-net lease and crop-loan securitizations. Also in Richmond, Kendal Sibley represents public and private REITs in all manner of qualification and structuring issues. Houston-based co-head Robert McNamara focuses his practice on renewable energy tax, including carbon capture incentives, transactions, and MLPs. Washington DC-based Hilary Lefko is recommended for renewable energy projects and tax credit matters.

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

Best known for its strong credentials in financing and tax equity, the renewable energy practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a top destination for several financial institutions investing and lending into wind, solar and other clean power projects. In addition, the practice is well versed in the development and acquisition of renewable energy projects and portfolios, involving wind, solar and geothermal facilities. Leader of the energy and infrastructure group Jeffrey Schroeder  is primarily focused on domestic and international project finance and other financing transactions, including but not restricted to tax equity, Rule 144A offerings and mezzanine debt. He is based in Washington DC, where Hilary Lefko stands out for her experience in tax credits for the production of electricity from renewable sources. Michael Klaus  in San Francisco is recognized for his work in the fields of project finance, development and M&A.