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 developing wind, solar, and renewables tax equity, finance, and M&A markets. He currently serves as practice group leader for the firm’s project finance, infrastructure & natural resources practice.
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. Many of these deals involve renewable and alternative energy facilities, such as wind-powered electric generating facilities, biomass electric generating facilities, and solar energy projects.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, 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
Ranked, USA - Nationwide: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers USA (2019)
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, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Nationwide, Chambers Global (2018)
Recognized, Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
Ranked, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (2016–2017)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014–2017)
Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative power, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: oil and gas, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Finance: Project finance, The Legal 500 US (2018, 2019)
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 Global Legal Power People, A Word About Wind (2016, 2018)
Recognized, Project Finance Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2020)
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)