Perkins Coie's Project Finance practice attorneys form a nationwide team experienced in working closely with clients through all phases of the development and financing of projects.

We represent sponsors, developers, project companies, financing parties, contractors and operators in project finance transactions. Key areas of counsel include:

  • Preliminary evaluation and due diligence
  • Land use and permitting matters
  • Federal, state and local tax issues
  • Regulatory and political challenges
  • Finance Negotiating and Structuring
  • Commercial contracts for development, construction, operating, supply, real estate and joint ventures 

Our project finance team is composed of transactional attorneys and specialists in the fields of energy, real estate, tax, regulatory, environmental, construction, labor, intellectual property, financing, privatization and public-private partnership (also known as PPP or P3) matters.

Extensive Project Financing Experience 

We represent clients in a wide array of recourse and nonrecourse financing structures. These include senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured private debt; bond financing and securitizations; credit-enhanced and government-guaranteed financings; and equity, leveraged lease and mezzanine debt. We also represent clients in connection with a variety of hedging and other financing transactions, including swaps, caps, collars, repurchase agreements and guaranteed investment contracts. Our broad spectrum of project finance matters includes:

  • Traditional energy
    •  Gas-fired, coal and  underground coal gasification
  • Renewable energy
    • Solar, solar thermal, wind, geothermal, hydropower and biomass
  • Oil and gas facilities
  • Water and wastewater
  • Transportation
  • Airports, highways, bridges and roads
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Hospitality