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Noah Pollak

Partner

Noah Pollak

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 974 5715

Noah Pollak represents project sponsors, lenders, financial institutions and other project participants in a wide range of domestic and international transactions. He has been particularly active in the acquisition, development, financing and operation of renewable and conventional energy infrastructure projects.

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  • Education

    JD, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, Order of the Coif, Moot Court Board, Chancellor’s Scholar, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2005
    BS, Hobart College, 1996

  • Representative experience
    • Represented the lenders on more than $700 million of back-leverage debt facilities backed by residential solar projects. 
    • Represented I Squared Capital on the purchase and acquisition financing of Duke Energy's Latin American businesses in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina for a $1.2 billion enterprise value (PFR Latin America Power M&A Deal of the Year). 
    • Represented the lenders on the financing of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States (IJGlobal North American Wind Deal of the Year). 
    • Represented the lenders, including MUFG, GECC and BNP Paribas, on the financing of the US$1 billion, 674 MW Salem Harbor gas-fired power project in Massachusetts (PFI Americas Power Deal of the Year).
    • Represented the sponsors on the construction and financing of a utility scale wind project in Mexico.
    • Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in connection with its acquisition of Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC and a subsequent financing for BEC. BEC includes both a 512 MW gas-fired power generation facility located in Bayonne, New Jersey and a 7-mile long transmission cable running beneath the Hudson River connecting the plant to the Consolidated Edison Gowanus substation.
    • Represented the sponsor on a US$100M portfolio loan facility for the acquisition, construction and operation of distributed solar projects.
    • Represented an investor on tax equity investments in wind and solar projects under construction in New England.
    • Represented Atlantic Power Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries in connection with new senior secured credit facilities comprising a US$600 million term loan B facility and a US$210 million revolving credit facility.
    • Represented the lenders in GWF Energy's US$305 million construction and term financing that will fund the conversion of the 169 MW Tracy peaker plant to a 314 MW combined cycle facility.
    • Represented Duke Energy in the US$375 million debt refinancing of a 290 MW wind portfolio in the United States.
    • Represented the lenders in connection with El Paso Corp.'s credit facility supporting construction of its approximately 190-mile Elba Express interstate natural gas pipeline located in Georgia and South Carolina.
    • Represented the lenders in the US$649.4 million acquisition refinancing of a portfolio of four conventional power projects totaling 460 MW in Canada and the United States.
    • Represented Terra-Gen Power in the financing of 402 MW of the Alta Wind Energy Center in California (which included a Rule 144A bond offering, a bank cash grant bridge facility and a forward commitment for a sale-leaseback).
    • Represented Siemens Financial Services, Inc. in connection with the financing of Cannon Power Corporation's Windy Flats 262 MW wind project located in Washington. The project structure contemplated a cash grant from the U.S. Government.
    • Represented GE Energy Financial Services, Inc. and others as equity investors in connection with investments in wind power projects.
    • Represented the lenders in connection with GenPower Holdings' US$130 million construction financing for the Dunkard Creek water treatment facility which will service Longview Power, LLC's approximately 769 MW coal-fired power generation facility in West Virginia.
    • Represented The AES Corporation in its refinancing of the Termoelectrica del Golfo and Termoelectrica del Penoles 230 MW petroleum-coke fired projects in Mexico.
    • Represented a syndicate of lenders in connection with the disposition of restructured debt and equity interests in the Orinoco Iron Project, a hot-briquetted iron project located in Venezuela.
  • Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • New York State Bar
  • Publications
    • "Examining Opportunities in the New Massachusetts SREC Market," New York, NY, March 18, 2014