Jeffrey A. Chester > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
1840 CENTURY PARK EAST
SUITE 1900
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
CALIFORNIA
United States

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Shareholder

Career

Jeff Chester, Global Head of Energy Project Finance, has deep experience handling transactions related to renewable energy, having closed more than 100 wind and solar power projects throughout the United States and Mexico. Jeff has been centrally involved in the development of the equity, debt, and capital markets for renewable energy projects and represents developers, sponsors, lenders, and investors in a wide variety of energy finance transactions. He counsels a broad range of participants on renewable energy finance transactions involving construction and term debt, backleverage, tax equity (partnership flips and sale leasebacks), and private equity capital financings.

Jeff also regularly negotiates on behalf of clients in renewable energy development matters, including power purchase agreements, turbine and solar panel supply agreements, EPC agreements, hedges, and other off-take arrangements. Additionally, he assists clients in addressing an array of development issues including transmission and interconnection, real estate procurement, and environmental issues.

Concentrations
Project finance
M&A
Tax equity
Renewable energy
Energy finance transactions
Wind energy
Solar energy
Energy storage
Clean technology

Capabilities
Energy & Natural Resources
Project & Infrastructure Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions

Admission to Practice
California

Languages

English

Education

Education
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Lawyer Rankings

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

Greenberg Traurig LLP is well-positioned to advise a balanced array of stakeholders engaged in mandates at all phases of a renewable energy project from constructions through to financing and M&A. The team is prominent in the  hydroelectric, solar and wind power realms, and is consistently engaged by top developers and tax equity financing parties. The firm’s cross-border experience is also noteworthy, especially when it comes to renewable sector-related matters in Latin America. Jeffrey A. Chester  in Los Angeles is recognized in the renewable energy project finance space, but also assists with M&A and tax equity mandates. Based in Washington DC, John Eliason, who joined from Foley & Lardner LLP in June 2021, has a strong following among tax equity investors and sponsors. Chester and Eliason oversee the department with William S. Garner in Houston, Kenneth Minesinger in DC and Iskender Catto  in New York.