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 American Wind Energy Association fall finance conference in New York, the Energy Storage North America convention in San Diego, an energy symposium at Harvard Business School, a webinar on starting construction of US renewable energy projects to qualify for tax credits, a new energy summit in Washington hosted by Distributed Sun, the Infocast utility-scale solar summit in San Diego, and a Novogradac renewable energy conference in Washington in October 2016, a conference on corporate PPAs in Washington, the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers in California, a webinar on how smaller developers raise capital to grow larger, and a webinar for the Solar Energy Industries Association in conjunction with release of the 8th edition of the "Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy" in September 2016, a webinar on solar tax equity structures in August 2016, the annual Wall Street REFF conference in New York and a webinar on tax credits for energy storage facilities in June 2016, 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 a 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.

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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