Jeff is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is the co-chair of the Energy team and a member of the firm’s management committee. Jeff is one of the early pioneers in renewable energy and infrastructure, with over 20 years of experience in the space. Jeff is highly regarded for his deep industry connections and work with developers, sponsors, lenders, investors, equipment suppliers, and utilities.
Jeff focuses his practice on project development, project finance, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and developments, real estate developments, offtake agreements, supply and EPC agreements, O&M and services agreements, and corporate formation and structuring. He has guided clients through the successful completion of over 200 transactions, totaling over 20 GWs of projects, leading efforts from due diligence to contract negotiations to closing and integration. Jeff prides himself on organizing and leading a team of lawyers who provide quality work in an efficient and timely fashion.
Jeff’s experience spans various technologies in relation to solar, wind, biomass/biofuels/waste-to-energy, geothermal, EV mobility, hydrogen, carbon capture, microgrids, and energy transition.
Over the years, Jeff has taught energy classes at several leading business schools across the country. Jeff was also an adjunct faculty at Loyola Law School and for 6 years taught a course on alternative energy development and project finance. He has also been on the Project Finance Editorial Advisory Board for Law360.
Selected Publications and Presentations