Keith Martin

Washington, DC
+1 (202) 974-5674
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Keith Martin is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He acted for 140 companies last year and worked on transactions in the United States and five 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. Chambers called him "the preeminent authority on tax structurings in the US."
  • 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 150 articles and book chapters. Recent papers include:
  • Speaker: Recent talks include at the Global Windpower 2016 convention in New Orleans, an offshore wind conference in Boston and a webinar on the US tax equity market hosted by the American Council on Renewable Energy in May 2016, the Sunshine Backed Bonds conference in New York, the Advanced Energy 2016 convention in New York and the Novogradac renewable energy conference in San Francisco in April 2016, a defense renewables conference in Washington, the Infocast solar finance & investment summit in San Diego and a client retreat for Iberdrola Renewables in Phoenix in March 2016, the annual University of Texas renewable energy law conference in Austin, the Infocast wind finance & investment summit in San Diego and the annual Solar Energy Industries Association finance and tax seminar in New York in February 2016, the Infocast projects & money conference in New Orleans and a webinar on "Cost of Capital: 2016 Outlook" in January 2016, a distributed solar conference in San Diego in November 2015, the American Wind Energy Association fall finance conference and a solar finance and investment conference in New York in October 2015, the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers Association in California in September 2015, a webinar on solar tax equity strategies in August 2015, the annual Wall Street REFF conference and a US offshore wind conference in New York in June 2015, and the Global Windpower 2015 convention in Orlando, the Energy Bar Association annual meeting and the distributed solar east conference in Washington in May 2015.

Professional background

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


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