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McGuireWoods LLP
SUITE 1000
BALTIMORE, MD 21202-3169
United States


Brian, chair of McGuireWoods’ energy industry team, advises independent power producers, wholesale and retail participants, as well as utility, private equity and financial clients on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, energy project and infrastructure development, project finance, and structured commodity and hedging transactions. Brian has worked on solar, wind, biomass, natural gas, LNG, geothermal and battery projects, as well as non-energy infrastructure and commodity financings in the United States and internationally. He has significant experience structuring and negotiating project development and offtake agreements and advises U.S. and foreign clients on international trade, business and related export control issues.

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United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

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Brian Kelly – McGuireWoods LLP

Combining expertise in energy trading and energy transactions with a background in utilities, McGuireWoods LLP can handle a variety of conventional power matter. The firm has experience representing infrastructure and PE funds involved in energy sector M&A – and in a recent highlight assisted in the creation of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market, an innovative project to create a centralized, automated, intra-hour energy exchange. Richmond-based Joanne Katsantonis focuses on M&A, energy transactions and financing, and is practice co-head along with Brian Kelly in Baltimore; he advises energy industry and financial clients on a range of transactional issues.

United States > Finance > Project finance

McGuireWoods LLP is active in the renewable energy market, representing utilities companies and infrastructure funds in build transfer agreement and tax equity investments relating to wind farms and solar projects. The group is also advising on a number of first-of-its kind developments, including projects relating to offshore wind and biogas. Brian Kelly leads the energy industry group from Baltimore and represents developers and purchaser in M&A transactions relating to renewable energy facilities. The renewables team is jointly led by Breenen Keene and Durham McCormick  from Richmond and Houston respectively. Evelyn Kim arrived in the San Francisco office from DLA Piper LLP (US) in May 2021.