Brian Kelly > McGuireWoods LLP > Baltimore, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
500 EAST PRATT STREET
SUITE 1000
BALTIMORE, MD 21202-3169
United States

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

Benefiting from longstanding relationships with several energy utilities, including Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods LLP provides ‘practical and knowledgeable‘ advice on some high-profile M&A in the sector. ‘Very dynamic‘ Richmond-based partner Joanne Katsantonis is well-versed at handling M&A and financing work for a range of stakeholders, including utilities, independent power producers and infrastructure funds. Katsantonis handles a significant volume of work for core client Dominion Energy, including her recent representation of it on its $13.4bn merger with South Carolina-based SCANA Corporation. Baltimore-based partner Brian Kelly  co-heads the firm’s power transactions team and provides ‘strong leadership and great advice‘ across a range of M&A and finance transactions, including in relation to hedging and trading activities.

United States > Finance > Project finance

McGuireWoods LLP has a strong track record advising sponsors and lenders on projects in the power sector. Recently, the team has been highly active in the renewables space, including solar, wind, and geothermal. This has included advice across every stage of the project cycle, from greenfield developments, through to divestitures, acquisitions, and refinancings. The team has lawyers throughout the firm’s extensive US network, and is co-headed by the versatile Brian KellyDurham McCormick, and Brennen Keene, who are respectively based in Baltimore, Houston, and Richmond. Timothy Callahan in Chicago is also noted for his strong experience advising sponsors and lenders on renewable energy projects.