Thomas Hoffmann (Tom) is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Finance Practice. Tom focuses his practice on energy industry financing transactions, project development investments, and mergers and acquisitions. He is also a member of the Foley Energy Industry Team.

Tom frequently represents lenders, developers, and investors in the development and financing of projects including solar, wind, and biomass projects as well as coal-fired gas, nuclear, and cogeneration projects. Tom has also represented electric utilities in various transactions as well as private purchasers and sellers of electric power assets.


Tom received his law degree from New York University School of Law (J.D., 1976). Tom is also a graduate of Oxford University (M.A., 1975) and Georgetown University (B.A., 1972).


Tom has been recognized by Chambers USA as well as The Legal 500 each year from 2012-2018 for his ventures in renewable and alternative energy industries.


Tom is admitted to practice in Maryland as well as Washington, D.C.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Panel moderator, "2018 Financing Outlook," Infocast: Projects & Money 2018, New Orleans, January 18, 2018
  • Panel moderator, "Fireside Chat: U.S. Solar Finance & Investment in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities," Infocast: Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, March 22, 2017
  • Panel moderator, "2017 Financing Outlook," Infocast: Projects & Money 2017, New Orleans, January 17-19, 2017
  • Speaker, "Tax Incentives, Deal Structures, and Agreements for Microgrids and Renewable Energy Projects," BOMA and Alban Cat Briefing Program: Microgrid Energy Savings Solutions for Commercial and Government Properties in Washington, D.C., Washington D.C., September 30, 2016
  • Panel moderator, "Projects M&A Market Assessment and Outlook," Infocast: 8th Annual Projects & Money 2016, New Orleans, January 20-21, 2016
  • Speaker, "Community Solar–A New Market Segment," Infocast: 8th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit 2015, San Diego, October 21, 2015
  • Panel moderator, "Debt Market Update," Novogradac & Company LLP: Financing Renewable Energy Conference, Las Vegas, April 23, 2015