With experience in project finance and renewable energy matters, James T. Tynion III counsels clients on financings and investments. He focuses his practice in the energy and related infrastructure industries, and represents companies in construction, term and tax equity project financings, greenfield development, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Jim has been active in the US wind energy industry for more than 25 years, and is one of the pioneers in the wind, solar, and renewables tax equity, finance, and M&A markets.
Recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 in renewable and alternative energy law as well as project finance, Jim speaks at several renewable energy conferences each year. His energy industry clients include lenders, developers, private equity and institutional investors, contractors, electric utilities, and equipment suppliers in various independent energy financings and investments. Jim has been active recently advising clients in the developing US offshore wind sector, and in the efforts of our clients to adopt policies and make investments to meet their climate sustainability goals.
Jim is the former practice leader for the Morgan Lewis project finance, infrastructure and natural resources practice. Before joining the firm in 2013, Jim served as a partner in an international law firm, where he co-chaired its energy industry group.
Fordham University School of Law, 1981, J.D.
Georgetown University, 1978, B.S.F.S.
Awards and Affiliations
Senior Statespeople, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, USA - Nationwide, Chambers USA (2021, 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)
Ranked, USA - Nationwide: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers USA (2014–2020)
Ranked, Projects, USA, Chambers Global (2022)
Ranked, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, USA, Chambers Global (2016–2021)
Recognized, Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
Hall of Fame, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative power, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative power, The Legal 500 US (2019–2021)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: oil and gas, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Finance: Project finance, The Legal 500 US (2018–2020)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy transactions: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2018, 2019)
Recommended, Energy - Renewable/Alternative, The Legal 500 US (2010–2014, 2016–2018)
Top 100 Legal Power List, A Word About Wind (2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)
Recognized, Project Finance Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2020, 2022, 2023)
Recognized, Irish Legal 100
Member, Energy Bar Association
Member, Energy Committee, New York City Bar Association
Editor-in-Chief, Fordham International Law Journal (1980–1981)