According to sources, “He is phenomenal to work with and extremely constructive; he's able to bridge any gaps between parties, think outside the box and come up with creative solutions.”Chambers USA 2021

Jeff Greenberg

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
 
 

Jeff Greenberg is Latham & Watkins’ Global Project Development & Finance Practice Chair. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee as well as Managing Partner for the Los Angeles office. Mr. Greenberg was previously Vice Chair of the US Finance Department.

Mr. Greenberg represents financial institutions and private equity sponsors, as well as public and private companies, in connection with all phases of the development and financing of power (including gas, coal, wind, solar, landfill gas, biomass, and geothermal-fired power plants), oil refinery, ethanol, telecommunications, petrochemicals, fertilizer, and other infrastructure projects. Mr. Greenberg's experience includes the structuring and negotiation of financing arrangements, project contracts, secured commodity hedge agreements, and extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of power plants.

Mr. Greenberg is regularly recognized for professional excellence in Project Development & Finance. Law360 recognized him in 2021 as an MVP for Project Finance. In 2017, Mr. Greenberg was named Project Finance Attorney of the Year by Power Finance & Risk and honored as an Energy & Environmental Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for his career accomplishments. He was cited as a leading project finance attorney from 2004 – 2021 and ranked Band 1 for Projects Nationwide from 2014 – 2021 by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Overall, Mr. Greenberg has been ranked by Chambers for more than 16 years. Chambers USA cited him as a “top of the list for power” project finance lawyer with particular experience in “the development and financing of the full range of energy and natural resource projects.” Mr. Greenberg is recognized as a Leading Lawyer for Project Finance, Energy Transactions, and Renewables by The Legal 500 US 2015 – 2020. He has also been recognized as a notable practitioner in IFLR1000 since 2017, and was named a Thought Leader – Global Elite for Project Finance by Who’s Who Legal 2019 – 2020. Who’s Who Legal cited Mr. Greenberg as “one of the premier project finance lawyers in the world.”

Mr. Greenberg's experience includes advising:

Gas and Coal Fired Power Generation
  • AES Corporation in the private placement and bank financing for its AES Southland portfolio construction financing, which earned Project Finance International's 2017 Deal of the Year
  • BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Credit Agricole in connection with the construction financing of the Hickory Run power project, which earned IJGlobal’s 2017 Power Deal of the Year    
  • BNP Paribas, Citibank, GE, and Union Bank in connection with the project financing of the Freedom power plant
  • BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole in connection with the project financing for the construction of the Middletown power plant    
  • Barclays and Citibank in connection with the financing of the Linden power project and Morgan Stanley in connection with its refinancing
  • Credit Agricole in connection with numerous financings, including Southwest Generation and Calpine’s Los Esteros construction financing
  • Credit Agricole, ICBC, Investec, and Bank of America in connection with the project financing of the Lordstown power plant
  • Castleton Commodities in connection with the financing of a portfolio of power projects
  • Energy Capital Partners in connection with the financing of the Broad River power project
  • EquiPower in the financing of the Lake Road, Milford, Dighton, Liberty, Kincaid, Elwood, and Masspower projects
  • ING and Union Bank in connection with the project financing of the Kings Mountain power plant
  • The lenders in connection with the financing of Calpine’s Morgan, Otay Mesa, and Freeport projects
  • LS Power Development in connection with the financing of the West Deptford power project, which earned Power Finance & Risk’s Term Loan B Deal of the Year
  • MUFG Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of power projects owned by Northern Star Generation        
  • Panda in connection with IJGlobal's 2015 North American Merchant Power Deal of the Year – the financing of its Hummel Station Project; IJGlobal's 2014 North American Merchant Power Deal of the Year – financing of Stonewall's Power Project; as well as the financing of Patriot, Liberty, Sherman, and Temple projects
Renewables
  • The developer in the largest project financing of battery storage projects in the United States, which earned Project Finance International’s 2020 Storage Deal of the Year award and IJGlobal’s 2020 North American Battery Storage Deal of the Year
  • The lenders in connection with the project financing of the Geysers, which earned IJGlobal’s 2020 North American Renewables (Geothermal) Deal of the Year
  • AES and Grupo Bal in connection with the construction financing for the Mesa La Paz wind project in Mexico, which earned IJGlobal’s 2018 Latin America Wind Deal of the Year
  • Citibank and Union Bank in connection with the back-leverage financing of an interest in a portfolio wind farms owned by Nextera and KKR; this financing was awarded Power Deal of the Year for 2019 by Project Finance International
  • Citibank and Union Bank in connection with the back-leverage financing of an interest in a portfolio wind farms owned by Nextera; the Western Renewables financing was awarded North America Power Deal of the Year for 2018 by Project Finance International
  • Credit Agricole in connection with the Green Frontier Wind Portfolio Financing
  • Sempra Energy on an ongoing basis in connection with the financing of its Copper Mountain 1, 2, and 3 solar projects and its Broken Bow wind project
  • The lenders and noteholders in a bank and private placement financing of the Texoma portfolio of wind projects owned by Duke Energy
  • DZ Bank, ING Capital, and Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of landfill gas power projects owned by EIF
  • Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of landfill gas, biogas, and distributed solar power projects owned by Ameresco
Power M&A
  • Energy Capital Partners in its take-private transaction of Calpine Corp
  • Energy Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 14 hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants from Northeast Utilities, which earned Project Finance magazine's 2006 Deal of the Year, as well as other transactions including those related to AES Red Oak, Broad River, Odessa, and Empire
  • LS Power in connection with multiple acquisitions and financings located throughout the US, including transactions related to the Moss Landing, Arlington Valley, Griffith, Tilton, Doswell, Blythe, Calhoun, Riverside, Cherokee, South Bay, University Park, and Safe Harbor projects
  • First Reserve in connection with the acquisition and sale of various power plants throughout the United States    
Oil and Gas
  • Citibank and Union Bank in connection with the financing of Nextera’s acquisition of Meade Pipeline Co.
  • First Reserve in connection with a sale-leaseback transaction involving PEMEX
  • Gulf Oil in connection with a term loan and ABL financing
  • Barclays in connection with the financing of Hunt Refining
  • Barclays in connection with the financing of the Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company
  • The arrangers in connection with the project financing of the coker upgrade program for Hovensa L.L.C., a joint venture of Amerada Hess Corporation and PDVSA
  • Orion Energy in connection with the financing of the Keystone terminal
Petrochemicals
  • CKPC in connection with the construction of its large petrochemical facility in Canada, which earned IJGlobal’s 2020 North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year
  • Sasol in connection with the development and financing of a multi-billion petrochemical facility in Louisiana, which earned IJGlobal’s 2014 North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year and Project Finance International’s 2014 Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year    
  • PTT Global Chemicals in connection with its on-going development of a petrochemical facility in Ohio
  • SMBC in connection with the construction financing of Next Wave’s Houston Ship Channel petrochemical facility
Other Infrastructure
  • Orion Energy in connection with the financing of Cumulus Growth’s data center and crypto mining infrastructure build-out
  • Orion Energy in connection with the financing of GCE’s conversion of its Bakersfield crude products refinery to biodiesel
  • Oaktree in connection with the financing of Calumet’s conversion of its Montana crude products refinery to biodiesel
  • The Lenders in connection with the financing of Vopak’s and BlackRock’s acquisition of certain terminal and storage facilities from Dow   
  • LS Power in connection with the financings of the DesertLink, Republic, and Silver Run transmission projects, which earned IJGlobal’s 2018 North America Transmission/Distribution Deal of the Year   
  • LS Power in connection with the financing of the Cross Texas transmission line
  • Pacific Ethanol, Inc. in connection with the construction and financing of ethanol production facilities (including the Euromoney's 2007 North America Deal of the Year)   
  • Quintillion in connection with the financing of a fiber optic telecommunications network in Alaska   
 
 
 
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