John T. Hood advises companies from the energy and utility industries on corporate finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Comprising a wide variety of financial transactions including debt and equity offerings, private placements, public offerings, structured finance and bank lending transactions, John’s experience also includes project financing and leveraged lease transactions of utility facilities, including nuclear power plants, coal–fired generating stations, combustion turbines, cogeneration facilities and standby reservoirs.
John advises clients on corporate and financial issues relating to the utility industry including the restructuring of the electric utility industry and the securitization of utility costs, as well as his clients’ restructuring and bankruptcy needs.
University of Arizona, 1976, A.B.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1979, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Senior Statespeople, Energy: Electricity (Finance), Nationwide, Chambers USA, (2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2021)
Band 1, Energy: Electricity (Finance), Nationwide, Chambers USA (2018–2020)
Band 1, Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA, Chambers Global (2019, 2020)
Recognized, Energy Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2003–2020, 2022)
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)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: debt, The Legal 500 US (2016–2017, 2020, 2021)
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: equity offerings, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Ranked, Chambers Global (2012–2016)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2014)
Recognized, "Lawyer of the Year" for Energy Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2016)