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Michael Masri

Associate

Practice Description

Michael Masri is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. Mr. Masri regularly advises his clients on energy tax credits, government incentive programs, project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and all forms of leasing transactions. Some of his recent client representations include Terra-Gen Power, LS Power, Metlife and GE Capital.

Mr. Masri also advises clients in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, private equity, and securities offerings.

Prior to joining Chadbourne & Parke, Mr. Masri was a tax associate at another large international law firm.

Representative Matters

  • Represented LS Power in connection with the financing of its 170 MW Centinela Solar Energy project located near El Centro, CA.
  • Represented GE Energy on the acquisition and financing of two large wind farms in the US—the Prairie Rose Wind Project in Minnesota, and the Chisholm View Wind Project in Oklahoma.
  • Represented LS Power in connection with the financing of its 127 MW Arlington Valley Solar Energy II project near Arlington, AZ.
  • Represented the sponsor in the acquisition and financing of the approximately US$3 billion 550 MW Desert Sunlight photovoltaic solar power project in Riverside County, California.
  • Represented the sponsor in the sale of a 150 MW windfarm in California for approximately US$450 million.
  • Represented Metlife Capital Credit in the acquisition and tax equity financing of a 35 MW photovoltaic solar generating facility in Webberville, Texas.
  • Represented Hess in connection with its acquisition of American Oil & Gas for approximately US$445 million in Hess stock.
  • Represented Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Quintana Maritime Limited for US$2.45 billion.
  • Represented SSAB Svenskt Stål AB in connection with its acquisition of Canadian steel producer, IPSCO Inc., for approximately US$7.7 billion.
  • Represented Calpine in connection with its US$1 billion Senior Note Offering.
  • Represented Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resorts & Casino in its offer to exchange its outstanding 12% Senior Notes due 2010 for (1) new 8.750% Senior Notes due 2020, (2) new Senior PIK Notes due 2020 and (3) a pro rata amount of US$18 million in cash.

Publications

Speeches and Events

  • "The Return of Tax Equity―Crucial Financing Piece," (Speaker), Infocast Project Finance: The Tutorial, New York, NY, September 25, 2013
  • "Capital Market Solutions for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Projects," (Speaker), Agrion Global Network for Energy, New York, NY, April 25, 2013
  • "Renewable Energy Transactions—An Investor Perspective," (Speaker), Pre-Conference Workshop, Novogradac Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2012
  • "The Return of Tax Equity―Crucial Financing Piece," (Speaker), Infocast Project Finance: The Tutorial, New York, NY, September 25, 2013
  • "Capital Market Solutions for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Projects," (Speaker), Agrion Global Network for Energy, New York, NY, April 25, 2013
  • "Renewable Energy Transactions—An Investor Perspective," (Speaker), Pre-Conference Workshop, Novogradac Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2012
 

Practice Areas

Project Finance

Tax

Leasing

Capital Markets

Mergers and Acquisitions

Industries

Renewable Energy

Energy

Regions

North America

United States

Education

  • Baruch College of the City of New York, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 2000
  • Baruch College of the City of New York, M.S., 2001
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2007

Professional Background

Approved as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2003

Admissions

2007

New York

Languages

English