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Rob Freedman

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6090
Fax: 1(212) 303-7090

Overview

Robert Freedman is co-chair of the Energy and Infrastructure practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.

He focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and complex work-outs and restructurings of infrastructure assets across the breadth of infrastructure sectors, including power, renewables and sustainable development, oil and gas, and transportation.

Mr. Freedman’s clients include major corporations, private equity and other institutional investors, banks and financial institutions.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Ranked Band 1 for Projects-USA-Nationwide, 2022
  • IFLR1000, Named a Leading Lawyer, 2022

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Binghamton University, B.S., summa cum laude

Representations

  • The lead arrangers in the construction and back-leverage take-out financing for the El Sauz wind project in Texas owned by JERA Renewables
  • The lead arrangers and private placement noteholders in the construction financing and subsequent private placement back-leverage take-out financing for three solar projects in Nevada and Virginia owned by Con Edison Development
  • Lead Arrangers in a financing for the Los Alamitos microgrid project with a Power Purchase Agreement with a California utility. Project included a microgrid, comprised of approximately 31MWdc of photovoltaic solar, a 20MW/40MWh (two-hour duration) battery energy storage system and 3.125 MW reciprocating engine gensets
  • MUFG Bank as administrative agent and lender and BNP Paribas, ING Capital LLC and Royal Bank of Canada as lenders on a credit facility to Bolt Energy FinanceCo, LLC for the construction and expansion of an up to 490 MW/1,525 MWh partially contracted portfolio of three battery energy storage projects located in California. This is the largest financing of battery energy storage systems to-date, and one of the battery energy storage projects in the portfolio, Gateway Energy Storage, is the largest in the world (“Americas Storage Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International 2020)
  • BNP Paribas as administrative agent, lender and revolving facility issuing bank and ING Capital, SMBC, Crédit Agricole, CIT Bank and Associated Bank, as lenders on the financing of a portfolio of 25 solar projects with a total installed capacity of approximately 365 MWac, acquired by LS Power from Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) and located across the United States
  • Mizuho Bank and KeyBanc, as coordinating lead arrangers, and CoBank, ACB and Silicon Valley Bank, as joint lead arrangers on the credit facilities to Kapolei Energy Storage as borrower, to develop, construct, finance and operate an approximately 185 MW/565 MW-hr battery energy storage facility, located in Kapolei, Hawaii (“Renewables Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International 2021)
  • Affiliates of OMERS Infrastructure in the sale of a minority interest to EDP Renewables North America in a 596MW portfolio of four wind assets located in Illinois, Texas, Oregon and Minnesota to Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure
  • CIT Bank, Crédit Agricole and SMBC as coordinating lead arrangers, joint bookrunners, co-syndication agents, lenders and LC issuers, Société Generale as joint lead arranger and lender, and First Bank of Florida as lender on a term loan, revolver and letter of credit facilities to CGP Holding Finance II, LLC in connection with refinancing of the three interlinked geothermal power plants with a nameplate turbine capacity totaling approximately 300 MW
  • OMERS Infrastructure Management on the acquisition of Leeward Renewable Energy from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, and the related financing. Leeward is a leading wind power asset owner, operator and developer of wind projects in the United States across 19 operating projects, many of which had tax equity structures in place, with a total installed capacity of 1.7 GW
  • Lenders and BNP Paribas as administrative agent on the $210 million term facility and a $20 million revolving facility in connection with the acquisition of the Yards Creek Hydroelectric Generating Station
  • MUFG as placement agent and the investors for a portfolio of five wind projects in Montana and South Dakota; the private placement investors and letter of credit bank on the placement of senior secured fixed rate term notes and a senior secured letter of credit facility for several photovoltaic solar and wind projects in Texas and California; all projects owned by Consolidated Edison (“North America Wind Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal 2018)
  • Citigroup and MUFG as lead placement agents, MUFG as letter of credit facility administrative agent and issuing bank, and as special counsel to the purchasers on the placement of senior secured fixed rate term notes and a senior secured letter of credit facility for the Alamo 6 photovoltaic solar project, indirectly owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
  • Lenders and BNP Paribas as administrative agent on the $210 million term facility and a $20 million revolving facility in connection with the acquisition of the Yards Creek Hydroelectric Generating Station
  • MUFG as placement agent and the investors for a portfolio of five wind projects in Montana and South Dakota; the private placement investors and letter of credit bank on the placement of senior secured fixed rate term notes and a senior secured letter of credit facility for several photovoltaic solar and wind projects in Texas and California; all projects owned by Consolidated Edison (“North America Wind Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal 2018)

Practice Areas

Energy and Infrastructure
Global Finance

Languages

Anglais

Admissions

New York Bar

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1996

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