Kelly Thomason Self is a member of the Finance Department, Project Development & Finance Practice, and Cleantech Industry Group at Latham & Watkins.
Ms. Thomason Self represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and developer clients in connection with the financing, development, construction, and acquisition of energy, oil and gas, and other infrastructure projects.
She also represents clients in the structuring and negotiation of joint venture investments and other development relationships.
She was recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer in Project Finance by The Legal 500 US 2018.
Ms. Thomason Self’s selected experience includes representation of:
- The sponsors in connection with the financing of the Dakota Access pipeline
- The investors in connection with the private placement of senior notes for the project financing of the Midla-Natchez pipeline from Winnsboro, Louisiana to Natchez, Mississippi
- The note purchasers in connection with the private placement of senior secured notes in connection with the project financing of the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project
- The lenders in connection with the financing of the Lordstown gas-fired power plant in Ohio
- The lenders in connection with the financing of the Kings Mountain gas-fired power plant in Cleveland County, North Carolina
- The lenders in connection with the financing of the Middletown gas-fired power plant in Middletown, Ohio
- The lenders and note purchasers in connection with the financing of the acquisition of an interest in a portfolio of wind power projects throughout the United States
- The lenders in a portfolio project financing for seven gas-fired power generation assets located across the United States
- The lenders in construction financing for New Covert Generating company, an indirect subsidiary of various funds owned and/or managed by Tenaska Power and its affiliates
- The sponsor in connection with the negotiation of contracts for the development of the 155 MW first phase of the Energía Sierra Juárez wind farm in Mexico
- The lenders in the financing for the development and operation of the Centinela Solar Energy Project
- The sponsor in connection with the structuring and negotiation of power purchase agreements for a portfolio of geothermal power plants located in the Imperial Valley, California
- The lenders in the bank and bond project financing in connection with the Solar Star project
- The lenders in the bank and bond project financing in connection with the development, construction, and operation of a 550-MW solar photovoltaic generating facility located in San Luis Obispo, California
- The sponsor in connection with a senior secured note offering in connection with a geothermal power facility in Nevada; the first renewable project to obtain and close a DOE loan guarantee under the FIPP program
- Author, “Financing the Nuclear Renaissance: The Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Federal & State Government Subsidies and the Future of Nuclear Power in California,” 30 Energy Law Journal 497, 2009