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Keith Martin


Keith Martin is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He acted for 178 companies last year and worked on transactions in the United States and eight foreign countries. He also lobbies Congress and the Treasury Department on policy issues. He is co-head of the Chadbourne project finance group.


  • Honors: He is listed as one of the world's leading project finance lawyers in the prestigious Chambers directory and International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers published in London and as a premier tax lawyer in The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in America. (All four publications base their recommendations on peer reviews and polling of corporate law departments.) He holds the sole "star" ranking in US renewable energy from the Chambers directory. 
  • Editor: Project Finance NewsWire, and a contributing editor of International Tax Report, Practical US/International Tax Strategies and Natural Gas & Electricity magazine.
  • Author: He is the author of more than 140 articles and book chapters. Recent papers include:  
  • Speaker: Recent talks include at the Infocast projects & money conference in New Orleans and a webinar of "Cost of Capital: 2015 Outlook" in January 2015, a webinar on tax planning for renewable energy projects in December 2014, the Novogradac renewable energy conference in Washington, a webinar on "What the US Election Results Mean for the Power Market" and the distributed solar west conference in San Diego in November 2014, the Solar Power International 2014 convention in Las Vegas and a 1776 roundtable for start-up energy ventures in Washington in October 2014, the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers Association in California, a conference on public-private partnerships in the defense sector in Washington and a utility-scale solar summit in San Diego in September 2014, the annual National Geothermal Summit in Reno in August 2014, the PV America convention in Boston and the Wall Street REFF conference in New York in June 2014, the Global Windpower 2014 convention in Las Vegas, the distributed solar east conference and a defense micro-grid conference in Washington and the FBR Capital Markets energy technology summit in New York in May 2014, a power industry transformation summit and the Novogradac renewable energy conference in San Francisco and the 7th annual Global Marine Renewable Energy conference in Seattle in April 2014, client retreats for Iberdrola Renewables and NextEra Energy Resources in March 2014, the annual Infocast wind and solar finance summits in San Diego, a UBS analysts call on yield cos, securitizations and other new financing strategies and a client retreat for Geronimo Energy in February 2014, a webinar on “Life After SONGS: Challenges and Opportunities,” the annual Infocast projects & money conference in New Orleans, a webinar on the “Cost of Capital: 2014 Outlook” and a renewable energy law conference in San Diego in January 2014.

Practice Areas


Project Finance



  • Wesleyan University, B.A.
  • George Washington University, J.D.
  • The London School of Economics, M.Sc.

Professional Background

  • Legislative Assistant, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Washington), 1974-1977
  • Counsel, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York), 1979-1982
  • Joined Chadbourne & Parke LLP in 1983 as a partner



District of Columbia


New York