Overview Experience Events News Intelligence John A. Eliason Partner jeliason foley.com Download vCard John A. Eliason is a partner and business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He provides tax, legal, and business advice to financial institutions, equity investors, manufacturers, and project developers in the energy sector and is co-chair of the firm’s Energy Industry Team. Mr. Eliason regularly represents clients participating in wind, solar, and other renewable energy transactions that rely on tax and other federal and state incentives such as investment tax credits, production tax credits, bonus depreciation, and other government incentive programs. He helps clients maximize benefits available through the use of sale-leasebacks, flip partnerships, and other tax-driven structures. Mr. Eliason also regularly represents energy clients in front of both the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Eliason began his legal career in the New York office of Hunton and Williams, where his practice focused on the tax side of cross-border leveraged lease transactions. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Eliason co-founded an information management company based in Austin, Texas and was a member of the Texas Army National Guard. Recognition Mr. Eliason was recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in project finance (2014 - 2016) and energy: renewable/alternative (2014 and 2016). He is also a 2014 recipient of Foley’s Carl Hitchner Mentor of the Year Award, presented annually to recognize outstanding mentoring to our young attorneys. Education Mr. Eliason earned an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and graduated with a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He completed his B.A. in economics at The University of Texas at Austin. Admissions Mr. Eliason is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York and Texas.