April 17, 2014 – The Practice of Energy Law

The Practice of Energy Law, Insights from NYU Law Alumni at the forefront of the energy law field

Have you ever considered practicing energy law? Curious about what opportunities might exist in the field? Join us for a casual dinner with two NYU Law alumni who are at the forefront of the profession.

Thursday, April 17th 6:30 to 8:00 PM

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall, Golding Lounge

Please RSVP here. Students only. **Pizza will be served**

Speakers:

  • Eli M. Katz (LLM ’04), Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Phyllis J. Kessler (’72), Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

Eli M. Katz is a transactional lawyer who focuses on providing tax, legal and commercial advice to a broad range of clients in the energy and financial sectors. Many of Mr. Katz’s clients are active in the renewable energy and clean-tech industries where they operate across many sectors such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, transmission, demand side management and energy saving retrofits. Mr. Katz regularly advises his clients on energy tax credits, government incentive programs, project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and deployment structures and all forms of leasing transactions both in the United States and abroad. Over the past few years, Mr. Katz has led pioneering transactions in the renewable energy sector including the first leveraged lease of a wind farm, the first levered tax equity transaction to use the Section 1603 cash grant and one of the first tax equity transactions with a prepaid power contract. Some of his recent client representations include NRG Energy, Terra-Gen Power, LS Power, First Reserve Energy Investors, Metlife, the AES Corporation, First Wind, GE Capital, US Bancorp, and Goldman Sachs.

Phyllis J. Kessler practices in the area of energy law, with a focus on provision of electricity and gas through alternative sources, representing both providers and customers for energy services, and energy efficiency. As part of this practice, she advises clients on on-site generation, renewables (solar, wind and biofuel), interconnection, line extension, energy efficiency projects, power and gas marketing, clean coal projects, submetering, mission critical and many other issues related to the deregulated energy markets. She has significant experience representing and counseling clients on all aspects of regulatory and deregulation business issues associated with regulated and deregulated energy issues. Ms. Kessler represents power authorities, energy marketers, energy project developers, financial institutions and large customers (industrial, commercial, data center, apartment house, non-profit, university and hospital). She also appears on behalf of such clients in federal and state court energy litigation matters and regulatory proceedings in various states.