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Keith Martin


Practice Description

Keith Martin is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He acted for 163 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 latest Chambers global 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 and presentations include:  
  • Speaker:    Recent talks include at 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, the Novogradac renewable energy conference in Washington and the distributed solar west summit in San Diego in November 2013, the Solar Power International 2013 convention in Chicago in October 2013, the American Wind Energy Association finance forum in New York, a Solar Energy Industries Association webinar to answer questions about the new edition of the “Solar Tax Manual,” a conference on solar securitizations in New York, the utility-scale solar finance & investment summit in San Diego and the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers Association in South Lake Tahoe in September 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association annual finance conference in New York in July 2013, the distributed solar east conference in Washington and the annual meeting of the Edison Electric Institute tax committee in Madison in June 2013, the Global Windpower 2013 convention in Chicago, a conference on "REITS and Renewables: An Emerging Combination" in Washington and the Energy Storage Association annual meeting in Santa Clara in May 2013, two conferences on the use of microgrids in the defense and commercial sectors in Washington, a Geothermal Energy Association finance forum in New York, the sixth annual global marine renewable energy conference in Washington and a Novogradac renewable energy conference in San Francisco in April 2013, the Infocast solar finance summit in San Diego and an Iberdrola customer retreat in Phoenix in March 2013, the PV America convention in Philadelphia, the Infocast wind finance summit in San Diego and a Lazard webinar on MLPs and REITs  in February 2013, and a webinar on the 2013 outlook for cost of capital, a briefing by the Geothermal Energy Association on the fiscal cliff deal and the Infocast projects & money conference in New Orleans in January 2013.

Practice Areas


Project Finance



  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1974
  • George Washington University, J.D., 1977
  • The London School of Economics, M.Sc., 1978

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