Todd E. Alexander

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Todd E. Alexander

Todd E. Alexander

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Biography

Todd Alexander’s practice includes representing developers of and investors and lenders to infrasturcture and other energy-related projects, including solar, wind, hydro, LNG, biomass, biofuel, fertilizer, desalinization and mining projects and airports. He is active in the United States, Canada and Latin America. He represents both sellers and purchasers of ownership interests in power projects and biofuel facilities.  He is the host of Norton Rose Fulbright's project finance themed podcast, "Currents".


Professional experience

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JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
BS, University of Illinois, 1991

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Represented a syndicate of commercial banks as senior lenders to a 612 MW portfolio of wind farms in New York State, which are supported by a electricity hedges with BP.
  • Represented Ullico in connection with its purchase of an interest in sPower's 1.3 GW operational fleet of renewable energy projects.
  • Represented Hannon Armstrong in connection with its acquisition of a 75% interest in a 150 MW C&I solar portfolio.
  • Represented the senior lenders to the 100 MW El Pelícano Solar Project in Chile.
  • Representing the senior lenders to a 250 MW wind farm in the State of Nuevo Leon developed by Cubico.
  • Represented the issuer of notes in connection with the financing of a portfolio of hydroelectric power projects.
  • Represented a syndicate of lenders to the 700 MW combined-cycle natural gas fired power project developed by Advanced Power in Carroll County, Ohio.
  • Represented AMP Capital as mezzanine lender to a 2.5 GW thermal generation portfolio owned by Invenergy.
  • Represented Overseas Private Investment Corporation as senior lender to multiple wind farms in Pakistan.
  • Represented Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC in connection with the acquisition of North American Hydro Holdings LLC.
  • Represented FMO and Proparco as mezzanine lenders to a 44 MW solar project in Peru.
  • Represented LS Power in connection with the financing by commercial banks and institutional lenders of the Arlington Valley Solar project, a 127 MW photovoltaic solar project in Arizona with San Diego Gas & Electric as the offtaker.
  • Represented the Carlyle Group, as senior lender to the Plainfield Renewable Energy project, a 37.5 MW biomass facility in Connecticut.
  • Represented El Paso Corporation in connection with the financing of a 380 mile gas pipeline in the United States.
  • Chambers Global, Project finance and Renewable energy, Chambers & Partners, 2019, 2018, 2015 and previous editions
  • Chambers USA, Project finance and Renewable energy, Nationwide, Chambers & Partners, 2016 and previous editions, 2018
  • The Legal 500 US, leading lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative, The Legal 500, 2018
  • The Legal 500 US, Energy: Renewable/Alternative,  and Conventional power, The Legal 500, 2016, 2018 and previous editions
  • The Legal 500 US,  Finance - Project finance, The Legal 500, 2016, 2018 and previous editions
  • The Legal 500 US, Energy: transactions - conventional power, The Legal 500, 2016, 2018 and previous editions
  • Recommended Lawyer, International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America - Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2017, 2018
  • IFLR 1000, Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers, United States, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2017 - 2018
  • Who's Who Legal 100, Project finance, Who's Who Legal, Law Business Research Ltd.
  • Who's Who Legal, Project finance, Law Business Research Ltd., 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2006-2019

Mr. Alexander is a regular contributor to the firm's Project Finance NewsWire, published bimonthly.

  • "Community Solar Gains Ground in New York," Project Finance Newswire, November 2015
  • "New USDA Loan Guarantees - Biorefinery Assistance Program, BAP," Project Finance NewsWire, April 2014
  • "A Lifeline For Cellulosic Ethanol Projects in California? -- Renewable Fuel Standard, RFS, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, LCFS, Cellulosic Ethanol," Project Finance NewsWire, February 2014
  • "Ethanol Loses Steam, But Only in Part: Cellulosic Ethanol, Corn-Based Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Standard," Project Finance NewsWire, December 2013
  • "能源存储:路在何方," January 11, 2013
  • "Round table: Infrastructure & Project Finance," Corporate Livewire, December 11, 2012
  • "Energy Storage: The Road Ahead (Special Update)," November 19, 2012
  • "Energy Storage Market set to grow to $25 billion by 2021," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2012
  • Co-author, "US Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate Under Attack," Biofuels International, May 2012
  • "Loan Guarantees and Great Expectations," Ethanol Producer Magazine, May 2011
  • "Solar Market Expanding in Pennsylvania," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2010
  • "Major Opportunities Ahead For Solar Development In New Jersey," Solar Industry, August 2010
  • "Raising debt for US Solar," Project Finance International, July 28, 2010
  • Co-author, "Revamped Solar Initiative in New Jersey," Project Finance NewsWire, July 2010
  • "Project Finance & the New Energy Economy," Harris Group Engineering Inc., January 2010
  • Co-author, "The Case for Cellulosic Ethanol," Daily Deal, March 2, 2009
  • "The Risks of Greasing the Wheel," Journal of International Peace Operations, March-April 2009
  • Co-author, "Overcoming Hurdles to Commercializing Cellulosic Ethanol," Project Finance NewsWire, January 2009
  • Co-author, "Analysis: Why Aren't the Financial Markets Coming to the Aid of the Ethanol Industry?," Biofuels Journal, November 18, 2008
  • Co-author, "Biofuels Strategies to Survive Loan Defaults," Project Finance NewsWire, November 2008
  • "Coal-to-Liquids Projects in the United States," Project Finance, June 2008
  • "Unlocking Solar Capital LATAM 2017," SolarPlaza, Miami, FL, June 15, 2017
  • "Private Power Projects in Mexico," Platts, Mexico City, Mexico, November 21, 2014
  • "Cost of Capital for Mid-Market Renewable Energy," ACORE Webinar, June 18, 2014
  • "Examining Opportunities in the New Massachusetts SREC Market," New York, NY, March 18, 2014
  • Approved as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1991

Knowledge

Deal-contingent hedges

Publication | October 2017

America's Leading Renewables Market in Flux

Publication | August 2017