Laura Neumeister Wright represents developers, lenders, and investors on project financings, tax equity partnerships, sales, and acquisitions of renewable energy generation projects. Laura also advises clients on secured and unsecured commercial loans, asset-backed financings, back-leverage financings, and other business and financial matters. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Laura was an associate in the finance practice for an international law firm.
Representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. in the construction and term financing of a Maine wind project (2015).
Representation of D. E. Shaw in the acquisition, construction and term debt, and tax equity of an Indiana solar project (2015).
Representation of First Wind Holdings LLC in the construction debt, tax equity and term financing of the Oakfield Wind Project (2014).
Representation of TerraForm Power in the acquisition of a portfolio of 30 operating solar projects in the US and Canada, involving 7 separate tax equity and debt financing arrangements (2014).
Representation of D. E. Shaw in the backleverage financing of a portfolio of solar projects (2014)
Representation of First Wind Holdings LLC in the construction debt, tax equity, and term financing of its Massachusetts Solar portfolio (2013).
Representation of Citicorp Capital Markets, Municipal Securities Division, in its equity investment into the Horse Butte Wind Project in Idaho, which involved Citi providing construction financing and an equity investment and underwriting a tax-exempt bond issuance to support a pre-pay power purchase agreement from off-taker Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (2010–2012).
Representation of First Wind Holdings LLC in the construction financing with sale-leaseback term financing for the Bull Hill Wind Project in Maine (2012).
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)