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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 Global Windpower 2015 convention in Orlando, the Energy Bar Association annual meeting and the distributed solar east conference in Washington in May 2015, the Novogradac renewable energy conference in Las Vegas in April 2015, a client retreat for Iberdrola Renewables in Phoenix, the Select USA Investment Summit hosted by the US government in Washington and the annual Infocast solar finance summit in San Diego in March 2015, a University of Texas renewable energy conference in Austin, the Solar Energy Industries Association annual finance and tax seminar in New York, a client retreat for Xcel Energy in Vail and the annual Infocast wind finance summit in San Diego in February 2015, the Infocast projects & money conference in New Orleans and webinars on "Cost of Capital: 2015 Outlook" and crowdfunding 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, and 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.

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