Connie M. Gao

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3120
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3120
Connie M. Gao

Connie M. Gao

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Biography

Connie M. Gao's practice focuses on the representation of sponsors and lenders in the financing of infrastructure and renewable energy projects.


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JD, Emory University School of Law
BS, Business Administration, University of Southern California

In law school, Connie was Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Asian American Law Students Association and a legal extern for the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • New York State Bar
  • Represented the equity investor in the tax equity financing of a 100 MW solar project in Michigan.
  • Represented the equity investor in the tax equity financing of a 137 MW solar project in California.
  • Represented the lender in the US$170 million construction financing of a portfolio of utility-scale and distributed solar assets.
  • Represented the sponsor in its acquisition of the 400 MW Swan Lake pumped hydro storage project in Oregon and 1,200 MW Goldendale pumped hydro storage project in Washington.
  • Represented the sponsor in the sale of the Muscle Shoals solar project, a 294 MW solar photovoltaic project in Alabama.
  • Represented the sponsor in its acquisition of a stake in a 2,100 MW high-voltage direct-current transmission line and formation of a related joint venture.
  • Represented the sponsor in the tax equity financing of a 160 MW portfolio of solar projects in North Carolina.
  • Represented the sponsor in its acquisition of a 400 MW pumped hydro storage project in Montana.
  • Represented the sponsor in the sale of the Milford solar project, a 128 MW solar photovoltaic project in Utah.
  • Represented the sponsor in the construction, back-leverage and tax equity financing of the US$416 million Prospero solar project, a 379 MWdc solar photovoltaic energy project in Texas.
  • Represented the equity investors in the tax equity financing of a 200 MW wind project in South Dakota.