Laura Neumeister Wright focuses her practice on project finance and development of renewable energy generation projects. She advises sponsors and financing sources, including developers, private equity and financial institutions, in the acquisition/sale, development, construction, operation, and financing of wind, solar and other renewable assets. Laura is admitted in California and New York only, and her practice is supervised by Illinois Bar members.
Representation of US-subsidiary of a foreign IPP in its initial acquisition, development, financing and tax equity investment of two utility scale wind projects in the US.
Representation of an institutional investor in the acquisition of a 360 MW portfolio of solar assets in various stages of development and operation.
Representation of a tax equity investor in the sale of its tax equity interest portfolio.
Representation of a developer in the negotiation of turbine supply, equipment servicing and construction agreements for a wind project.
Representation of a sponsor in connection with the debt financing and tax equity of a utility scale wind project.
Representation of a sponsor in the potential acquisition of various offshore wind assets.
Representation of a tax equity investor in its investment in solar projects for state tax incentives.
Representation of D. E. Shaw in the in the acquisition, construction and term debt, and tax equity of a utility scale Oregon wind project.
Representation of D. E. Shaw in the in the acquisition, construction and term debt, and tax equity of a utility scale solar project.
Representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. in the construction and term financing of a Maine wind project.
Representation of D. E. Shaw in the backleverage financing of a portfolio of solar projects.
Representation of ATN in its sale of Ahana Renewables, which held its entire US solar portfolio (60 projects, 50 MW), to Clean Capital.
Representation of various corporate and financial entities in sustainability initiatives, including installation of renewable assets at owned properties.
Indiana University, 2003, B.S., Summa Cum Laude
Northwestern University School of Law, 2007, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
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)