77 West Wacker Dr.//Chicago, IL 60601-5094//United States
Elizabeth P. Hanigan focuses her practice on business and financial matters concerning renewable energy and infrastructure development, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. She advises developers, private equity and financial investors in connection with the acquisition, construction, development, sale, and financing of renewable energy generation projects, with an emphasis on wind and solar facilities.
Clients seek her advice in navigating the legal issues associated with the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, project financing agreements, including tax equity documentation, development agreements, power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, equipment supply and warranty contracts, operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, and other commercial contracts.
Elizabeth was ranked by The Legal 500 in 2012 and 2013 for her work in project finance, and renewable and alternative energy. She was previously a partner in the finance practice of another international law firm, as well as a member of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson’s policy staff.
Representation of a renewable energy developer in connection with the development and sale of two wind farms located in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
Representation of a developer in connection with the sale of a renewable energy development pipeline.
Representation of a developer in connection with the negotiation of a power purchase agreement and related design/build/transfer arrangements in connection with the expansion of a wind energy project located in North Dakota.
Representation of a developer in connection with the acquisition of a battery storage facility, including negotiation of the related construction, supply and warranty contracts.
Representation of a developer in connection with the sale of a portfolio of renewable energy operating assets.
Representation of a private equity fund in connection with the acquisition and tax equity financing of a 100 MW solar project in California.
Representation of a developer in connection with the tax equity financing of a two solar facilities in California, with an aggregate nameplate capacity of 34 MWac.
Representation of a developer in connection with the acquisition, development and subsequent sale of a wind energy project located in North Dakota.
Representation of a corporate entity in connection with negotiation of a power purchase agreement.
Representation of a US subsidiary of Akuo Energy in connection with the tax equity and back leverage financing of a 30 MW wind farm located in New Mexico.
Representation of Exelon Generation Company in the $860 million acquisition of John Deere Renewables LLC, including 36 operating wind farms in eight states in a transaction named Best M&A Deal in 2010 by Institutional Investor’s Power Finance & Risk newsletter.
Representation of Exelon Wind in connection with its acquisition and development of wind energy projects in Texas, Michigan, Idaho, Maryland, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Representation of Citicorp Capital Markets, Municipal Securities Division, in its equity investment into wind projects in Idaho and California and a solar project in Indiana.
Representation of a US Bancorp affiliate in an equity investment in an Illinois wind farm and solar facilities located in California and Rhode Island.
Representation of Acciona Energy in the development of and tax equity and back-leveraged debt financing for the Red Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma.
Awards and Affiliations
Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative power, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Band 1, Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2020)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Recognized, Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
Recommended, Project Finance, The Legal 500 US (2014)