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Keith Martin

Co-head of Projects, United States

Keith  Martin

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 974 5674

Keith Martin is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He acted for 142 companies last year and worked on transactions in the United States and five foreign countries. He also lobbies Congress and the Treasury Department on policy issues.

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  • Education

    M.Sc, The London School of Economics
    JD, George Washington University
    BA, Wesleyan University

  • Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • New York State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Who's Who Legal, project finance, Law Business Research Ltd., 2018
    • Chambers USA, Nationwide: project finance, Chambers & Partners, “the preeminent authority on tax structurings in the US,” band 1, 2003 - 2018
    • Chambers USA,  sole “star” ranking in US renewable energy, Chambers & Partners, 2010 - 2017
    • Chambers Global, projects and projects: renewables & alternative energy, Chambers & Partners, 2018
    • Legal 500 US, leading lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative, The Legal 500,  2018
    • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Finance - project finance, The Legal 500, 2018
    • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power, The Legal 500, 2018
    • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative, The Legal 500, 2018
    • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: transactions - conventional power, The Legal 500, 2018
    • Legal 500 US, tax, The Legal 500, 2009-2017
    • Highly regarded, Banking – United States, IFLR1000, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2018
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2018
    • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Tax, Thomson Reuters, 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2017
  • Publications
    • Editor, Project Finance NewsWire, and a contributing editor of International Tax Report, Practical US/International Tax Strategies and Natural Gas & Electricity magazine.
    • He is the author of more than 160 articles and book chapters.
    • "Nuts and Bolts of Financing Storage," Project Finance NewsWire, October 2017 (co-author)
    • "Tax Change Risk in Tax Equity Deals," Project Finance NewsWire, June 2017 (co-author)
    • "Inverted Leases," Project Finance NewsWire, June 2017
    • "Partnership Flips," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2017
    • "Batteries and Tax Credits," Project Finance NewsWire, October 2016
    • "Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy," distributed by the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Utility Solar Tax Manual, distributed by the Smart Electric Power Alliance
    • "Solar Securitizations: Practical Advice," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2016 (co-author)
    • "New US Tax Rules Could Reclassify Debt as Equity," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2016
    • "Another Race to Start Construction: Practical Advice," Project Finance NewsWire, February 2016
    • "US Partnerships Get A Makeover," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2015
    • "Solar Tax Equity Structures," Project Finance NewsWire, September 2015
    • "Lessons from US Offshore Wind Projects to Date," Project Finance NewsWire, September 2015
    • "Line Drawing for MLPs," Project Finance NewsWire, July 2015
    • "Corporate Inversions: Slowed But Not Stopped," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2014
    • "Yield Cos Compared," Project Finance NewsWire, December 2013
    • "Drive to Reduce the Cost of Capital," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2013
    • "Prepaid Power Contracts," Project Finance NewsWire, September 2012
    • "US Inbound Investment Strategies," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2011
    • "Calculating How Much Tax Equity Can Be Raised," Project Finance NewsWire, June 2008
    • "Master Limited Partnerships," Project Finance NewsWire, March 2006
    • "Financing Pollution Control," Project Finance NewsWire, October 2005
    • "Canadian Income Funds," Project Finance NewsWire, December 2003
    • "Tax Issues in Project Sales," Project Finance NewsWire, February 2003
    • "Corporate Inversions," International Tax Review, May 2002
    • "Municipal Power Deals," Project Finance Monthly, February 2001
    • "Latest Tax Angles for Latin American Projects," Practical Latin American Tax Strategies, September 1999
  • Speaking engagements
    • AWEA annual wind finance conference, New York, NY, October 2017
    • Federal Bar Association webinar on partnership flips, October 2017
    • American Wind Energy Association webinar on offshore wind and taxes, October 2017
    • Utility-Scale Solar Summit, La Jolla, CA, October 2017
    • California Independent Energy Producers Association annual meeting, South Lake Tahoe, CA, September 2017
    • Texas Renewables Summit, Austin, TX, September 2017
    • Solar Power International 2017 convention, Las Vegas, NV, September 2017
    • Infocast webinar on "Utility-Scale Solar Trends," August 2017
    • Energy Storage Association webinar on financing storage, August 2017
    • Strafford webinar on solar partnership flips, August 2017
    • Community Solar Summit, Denver, CO, July 2017
    • Private market infrastructure investing conference, New York, NY, June 2017
    • Euromoney/ACORE Wall Street Renewable Energy Finance Forum, New York, NY, June 2017
    • Annual Solar Energy Industries Association finance and tax seminar, New York, NY, June 2017
    • Energy Information Administration conference in Washington organized by the US Department of Energy, June 2017
    • Global Windpower 2017 convention, Anaheim, CA, May 2017
    • Novogradac renewable energy conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2017
    •  Annual Green Investing conference, New York, NY, April 2017
    • Infocast solar finance & investment summit, San Diego, CA March 2017
    • Client retreat for NextEra Energy, Las Vegas, NV, March 2017
    • Webinar on inverted leases, March 2017
    •  Infocast Wind Finance and Investment Summit, San Diego, CA, February 2017
    • Energy Storage Week, Oakland, CA, February 2017
    • Annual University of Texas Renewable Energy Law Conference, Austin, TX, January 2017
    • Infocast Projects and Money Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2017
    • "Cost of Capital: 2017 Outlook," webinar, January 2017
    • Partnership flip transactions webinar, January 2017
    • Annual Solar Energy Industries Association Finance and Tax Seminar, Washington, DC, December 2016
    • Southeast Renewables Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2016
    • "Solar Tax Equity Structures," webinar, November 2016
    • "What the US Election Results Mean for the Renewable Energy Market,"  webinar, November 2016
    • "Repowering Existing Wind Farms," webinar, American Wind Energy Association, November 2016
    • "The Outlook for US Tax Reform," UBS conference call with Wall Street analysts, November 2016
  • Memberships and activities
    • Counsel, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York)
    • Legislative assistant, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Washington)