LOS ANGELES – Jan. 22, 2020 – Shareholders Jeffrey A. Chester and William Garner of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in the 2020 Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, Feb. 4-6, at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Greenberg Traurig serves as the Summit Sponsor of the event, recognized as one of the leading networking and deal-making events for the wind power industry. Thomas R. Brill, Robert J. Downing, Alejandra Garcia Earley, Rabeha Kamaluddin, and April B. Kim, members of the firm’s Global Energy & Natural Resources Practice, are also attending.
According to its website, the annual summit gathers more than 800 of the “industry’s leading developers, investors, lenders, turbine suppliers, EPCs and other players gather to gain valuable insights into industry trends, get the latest market update on the finance and investment landscape.”
Chester will serve as the Summit Chair and present the session, "Wind Power Market Overview." Chester has been the Chair of the Summit since it began in San Diego in 2005. His presentation will review the state of the wind power market, including market shares and league tables, observations, and predictions. Chester will also moderate the panel, "Tax Equity Market Dynamics." The panel will discuss the latest trends in tax equity and feature tax equity investors, who will share their perspectives on participating in non-traditional offtake structures.
Chester is global chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Energy Project Finance group and a member of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has deep experience handling transactions related to renewable energy, having closed more than 100 wind and solar power projects throughout the United States and Mexico. Chester has been centrally involved in the development of the equity, debt, and capital markets for renewable energy projects and represents developers, sponsors, lenders, and investors in a wide variety of energy finance transactions. He counsels a broad range of participants on renewable energy finance transactions involving construction and term debt, backleverage, tax equity (partnership flips and sale leasebacks), and private equity capital financings.
Garner will serve as the Pre-Summit Executive Briefing Chair of the event. A member of the firm’s Houston office, Garner chairs Greenberg Traurig’s Renewable Energy group and co-chairs the Energy & Natural Resources Practice. He focuses his practice on domestic and international hydrocarbon and inert gas transactions and renewable energy. He has experience working on worldwide natural gas projects, including unconventional gas. He has worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Poland, Kazakhstan, U.A.E., United Kingdom, Algeria, Turkey, and Mexico. He has served as an investment banker for the world's leading oil and gas investment banking boutique, advising on domestic and international upstream and midstream transactions.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice has broad transactional, regulatory, and litigation experience across many sectors of the energy industry, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. The firm’s exceptional multi-office platform, including key offices in major energy centers, enables us to serve and implement legal strategies for energy clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.