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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 115 companies last year. He also lobbies Congress and the Treasury Department on policy issues. The prestigious Chambers directory has called him "the preeminent authority on tax structurings in the US" and gives him its sole "star" ranking among US renewable energy lawyers.

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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
    • Chambers USA, Nationwide: project finance,  band 1
    • Chambers USA,  Nationwide: sole "star" ranking in US renewable energy
    • Chambers Global: renewables & alternative energy,  band 1
    • Legal 500 US: leading lawyer, renewable and alternative energy
    • Legal 500 US: recommended lawyer, project finance
    • Legal 500 US: tax
    • Highly regarded, Banking – United States, IFLR1000, Euromoney Institutional Investor 
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Washington DC Super Lawyers: tax
  • 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 on project finance subjects, including the following:

    • "Special US Tax Rate for Pass-Through Income," Project Finance NewsWire, October 2018
    • "Solar Construction-Start Guidelines," Project Finance NewsWire, August  2018
    • "Depreciation Bonus Questions Answered," Project Finance NewsWire, August  2018
    • "Federal Tax Guide to Solar Energy," distributed by the Solar Energy Industries Association
    • "Tax Equity and Carbon Sequestration Credits," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2018
    • "How the US Tax Changes Affect Transactions," Project Finance NewsWire, December 2017
    • "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
    • "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
    • Infocast federal energy policy conference, Washington, DC, December 2018
    • Strafford webinar on solar tax equity structures, November 2018
    • Community solar 2.0 conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2018
    • Mid-term election results: effect on the power sector webinar, November 2018
    • Southeast renewables summit, Atlanta, GA, November 2018
    • AWEA annual wind finance conferences, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA, October 2018
    • Solar Power International 2018 convention, Anaheim, CA, September 2018
    • Texas renewables summit, Austin, TX, September 2018
    • Intersolar, San Francisco, CA, July 2018
    • ACORE/Euromoney Wall Street Renewable Energy Finance Forum, New York, NY, June 2018
    • Novogradac renewable energy conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2018
    • Annual green investing conference, New York, NY, April 2018
    • Infocast solar finance & investment summit, San Diego, CA, March 2018
    • NextEra private client conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2018
    • Avangrid Renewables private client conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2018
    • Energy storage week, San Francisco, February 2018
    • Houlihan Lokey power sector conference, New York, NY, February 2018
    • Aon conference on tax insurance, Miami, FL, February 2018
    • Infocast wind finance & investment summit, San Diego, CA, February 2018
    • University of Texas annual renewable energy law conference, Austin, TX, January 2018
    • Infocast projects & money conference, New Orleans, January 2018
    • Cost of Capital: 2018 Outlook webinar, January 2018
    • Nine webinars on the new tax reforms enacted by the US Congress hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ACORE, The World Wildlife Federation, Height Securities, SSR and others, December 2017 and January 2018
  • Memberships and activities
    • Counsel, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York)
    • Legislative assistant, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Washington)