Mr Michael Klaus > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure, Banking and Finance, Power and Utilities Capital Markets, Renewable Energy and Clean Power, International Renewable Energy and Clean Power, Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power, Energy M&A, Energy, Biomass, Solar, Wind




Mike Klaus is a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where he represents tax equity investors, lenders and sponsors in the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects. Mike has represented the tax equity investors in the financing of several of the largest solar projects in the United States, including solar projects with battery storage facilities. Prior to joining Hunton in 2014, Mike was the lead attorney on the business development team at SunEdison, which was one of the world’s largest solar project developers at the time.


Admitted to the California, District of Columbia and New York State Bars


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
  • BA, Xavier University, summa cum laude, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

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.