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DLA Piper LLP (US)
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Finance; Projects, Energy and Infrastucture




Charles Carroll has more than 30 years’ experience representing developers, sponsors, investors and financial institutions in the acquisition, disposition, financing and restructuring of renewable and other energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and abroad.

Charlie has advised on acquisitions and dispositions through auctions, negotiated transactions and Section 363 sales and on joint ventures, greenfield development, project financings, holding company financings, tax-equity financings, single-investor and leveraged-leasing, Rule 144A offerings, Term Loan B financings, private placements and workouts in the energy sector.

Charlie also represents emerging companies in the tech sector on commercial, corporate and financial matters.


J.D., 1983, New York University School of Law; B.A., 1980, Dartmouth College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Project finance

DLA Piper LLP (US) ‘takes a pragmatic approach‘ to domestic and cross-border project financing transactions, acting for a mix of lender and sponsor clients. US co-chair of projects and infrastructure and US Chair of renewable energy and energy M&A, the ‘exceptional‘ Timothy Moran, advised Exelon Corporation on a $850m senior secured Holdco Term Loan B credit facility to leverage the sponsor’s interest in a portfolio of 33 solar, wind and biomass utility-scale and distributed electric generation projects across 11 states in the US. Gregory Smith, who is US co-chair of projects and infrastructure and US chair of agency finance, led advice for OPIC and CDC on the financing of a 50MW gas-fired power project in Conakry, Guinea, which is sponsored by Endeavor Energy; he also advised NEXI, SMBC and OPIC on the financing of a 48.7MW solar project in Jordan, which is sponsored by AES Corporation and Mitsui. New York-based Charles Carroll advised Abengoa on the sale of a combined-cycle power plant in Mexico, known as Norte III, to a consortium consisting of Macquarie Capital and construction conglomerate Techint. Also recommended in the New York office are ‘invaluable resource‘ Philip Corsello and Joseph Tato, who acts as US co-chair of projects and infrastructure. Vanessa Richelle Wilson and Amala Nath, the latter of whom joined from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in 2018, are also names to note. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.