Mr. Greenberg is “one of the leading lights of the projects Bar. He has been instrumental on a raft of financing work in the PJM market over the last year.”Chambers USA 2016

Jeffrey B. Greenberg

Los Angeles | Century City
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
 
 

Jeff Greenberg is the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee and was formerly Vice Chair of the US Finance Department. Mr. Greenberg represents financial institutions and private equity sponsors, as well as public and private companies, in connection with all phases of the development and financing of power (including gas, coal, wind, solar, landfill gas, biomass, and geothermal-fired power plants), oil refinery, ethanol, telecommunications, petrochemicals, fertilizer, and other infrastructure projects. Mr. Greenberg's experience includes the structuring and negotiation of financing arrangements, project contracts, secured commodity hedge agreements, and extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of power plants.

Mr. Greenberg was honored as an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in June 2017 for his career accomplishments. Mr. Greenberg was cited as a leading project finance attorney from 2004-2017 and ranked Band 1 for Projects Nationwide in 2017 by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Chambers USA cited Mr. Greenberg as a “top of the list for power” project finance lawyer specializing in “the development and financing of the full range of energy and natural resource projects.” He is recognized as a “Recommended Lawyer” for Project Finance in 2015-2016 by The Legal 500 US. Mr. Greenberg is a recommended lawyer by Who's Who in Project Finance and has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2013 IFLR1000 as well as in the Best Lawyers in America survey in the Project Finance Law category from 2008-2015 and a recommended lawyer by Practical Law Company.


A sampling of Mr. Greenberg's experience includes the representation of:

  • Energy Capital Partners in its on-going private transaction of Calpine Corp. 
  • AES Corporation in the private placement and bank financing for its AES Southland portfolio construction financing which earned Project Finance International's 2017 "Deal of the Year"
  • Energy Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 14 hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants from Northeast Utilities, which earned Project Finance magazine's 2006 “Deal of the Year,” as well as other transactions including those related to AES Red Oak, Broad River, Odessa, and Empire
  • EquiPower in the financing of the Lake Road, Milford, Dighton, Liberty, Kincaid, Elwood, and Masspower projects
  • BNP Paribas, Citibank, GE, and Union Bank in connection with the project financing of the Freedom power plant
  • BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole in connection with the project financing for the construction of the Middletown power plant
  • BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Credit Agricole in connection with the construction financing of the Hickory Run power project        
  • Credit Agricole, ICBC, Investec, and Bank of America in connection with the project financing of the Lordstown power plant
  • Castleton Commodities in connection with the financing of a portfolio of power projects
  • ING and Union Bank in connection with the project financing of the Kings Mountain power plant
  • Credit Agricole in connection with numerous financings, including Southwest Generation, Duke’s Green Frontier portfolio financing, and Calpine’s Los Esteros construction financing
  • Sasol in connection with the development and financing of a multi-billion petrochemical facility in Louisiana, which earned IJGlobal’s 2014 “North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year” and Project Finance International’s 2014 “Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year”  
  • PTT Global Chemicals in connection with its on-going development of a petrochemical facility in Ohio
  • The lenders in connection with the financing of Calpine’s Morgan and Freeport projects
  • Sempra Energy on an on-going basis in connection with the financing of its Copper Mountain 1, 2, and 3 solar projects and its Broken Bow wind project
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation, a residential solar company, in connection with a term loan financing
  • The lenders and noteholders in a bank and private placement financing of a portfolio of wind projects owned by Duke Energy
  • Dexia and Natixis in connection with the financing of Invenergy’s Beech Ridge wind power project
  • ING Capital and Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of landfill gas power projects owned by EIF
  • Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of landfill gas, biogas, and distributed solar power projects owned by Ameresco
  • First Reserve in connection with a sale-leaseback transaction involving PEMEX
  • Orion Energy in a financing of a company that provides C&I energy efficiency solutions
  • Orion Energy in connection with a senior secured loan to the Tiger Group
  • Quintillion in connection with the financing of a fiber optic telecommunications network in Alaska
  • Union Bank in connection with the financing of a portfolio of power projects owned by Northern Star Generation
  • Gulf Oil in connection with a term loan and ABL financing
  • Barclays in connection with the financing of Hunt Refining
  • Barclays in connection with the financing of the Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company
  • Project financing of the coker upgrade program for Hovensa L.L.C., a joint venture of Amerada Hess Corporation, and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.
  • LS Power in connection with multiple acquisitions and financings located throughout the US, including transactions related to the Moss Landing, Arlington Valley, Griffith, Tilton, Doswell, Blythe, Calhoun, Riverside, Cherokee, South Bay, University Park, and Safe Harbor projects
  • LS Power Development in connection with the financing of the West Deptford power project and the Cross Texas transmission network
  • First Reserve in connection with the acquisition and sale of various power plants throughout the United States
  • Panda in connection with IJGlobal's 2015 “North American Merchant Power Deal of the Year” - the financing of its Hummel Station Project; IJGlobal's 2014 “North American Merchant Power Deal of the Year” - financing of Stonewall's Power Project; as well as the financing of Patriot, Liberty, Sherman, and Temple projects
  • Pacific Ethanol, Inc. in connection with the construction and financing of ethanol production facilities (including the Euromoney's 2007 North America Deal of the Year)
  • Gradient Resources Inc. in connection with the construction and cash grant financing for the Patua geothermal project
  • UBS, Citibank, and Goldman Sachs in connection with the financing of the Longview power project
  • Barclays and Citibank in connection with the financing of the Linden power project and Morgan Stanley in connection with its refinancing
 
 
 
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