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Project Development & Finance

McCarter & English has the experience you need to succeed, whatever your role in an infrastructure project. Our lawyers have been involved in some of the most high-profile and sophisticated project finance and infrastructure matters in the United States and abroad. Our group has extensive experience representing project sponsors and developers, architects, engineers, contractors, government agencies, service providers, product off-take purchasers and lenders in connection with transportation (road, bridge, tunnel, rail and canal), energy (nuclear, gas, wind, solar, hydro, and waste), gas pipeline, water, wastewater, communications, academic, and entertainment projects.

We are more than just lawyers and provide more than just legal counsel. We provide business and strategic advice from the outset of planning and development activities through completion of construction and settlement of any warranty claims. We can structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to suit your specific needs. Our team can help identify market, regulatory, revenue, production, environmental, political and other risks, propose methods to mitigate those risks—whether through insurance policies or contractual indemnities—and advise on ways to minimize or reduce liabilities.

We provide comprehensive and strategic legal advice, drawing upon our experience and expertise in construction, corporate and commercial, environmental, project finance, real property development, tax and regulatory matters to offer a truly multidisciplinary approach to:

• Project development and structuring
• Risk analysis and management
• Transaction and project due diligence
• Regulatory and environmental advice
• Project documentation and contract negotiation
• Project financing
• Construction
• Dispute resolution and litigation, if required

We help project participants in a range of industries navigate the nuances of large, complex infrastructure transactions to deliver timely, cost effective results. The industries we serve include:

• Power generation and transmission (both fossil fuel based energy and all forms of renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydro and geothermal)
• Oil and gas (including natural gas pipelines)
• Infrastructure (including roads, bridges and ports)
• Mining and metals
• Educational facilities
• Water and wastewater treatment facilities
• Telecommunications (including wireless, landline and satellites)

Representative Matters

Represented the cooperative owner and builder of a generation facility featuring two 150 MW combustion turbine-generators, one 163 MW combustion turbine-generator with inlet chilling, and a 168 MW generating facility made up of 18 quick-start engines.
Represented the privately owned developer of an 890 MW, $1.3 billion natural gas–fired combined cycle power plant in central New Jersey.
Represented Patriots Energy regarding a publicly financed, 42-mile high-pressure intrastate natural gas pipeline; also served as general counsel to Patriots Energy.
Represent the developer of numerous projects throughout New Jersey totaling more than 50 MW of capacity.


Coal Plant Retirements: Risks and Opportunities, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Generation & Transmission Legal Conference, Seattle, WA