Robert Freedman is co-chair of the Infrastructure and Energy 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.
- Chambers USA, Ranked Band 1 for Projects-USA-Nationwide, 2019
- IFLR1000, Named a Leading Lawyer, 2018 and 2019
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
- Binghamton University, B.S., summa cum laude
- ENGIE on its joint venture with Tokyo Gas to own, develop and operate four solar parks and two wind farms in Mexico with a combined capacity of 721 MW. The projects were awarded to ENGIE in the Second and Third Long-Term Electricity Auction held by CENACE in Mexico.
- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the $6.1 billion acquisition of Pattern Energy Group, which owns 28 renewable energy projects, including wind and solar, totaling 4.4 gigawatts across the U.S., Canada and Japan.
- MUFG Bank as administrative agent, and the lenders, fixed rate note purchasers and issuing bank on the financing of the Jackson Power Project, an approximately 1,200 megawatt gas-fired power project to be located in Will County, IL, sponsored by J-Power; also separately advised two issuing banks on supporting corporate letter of credit facility transactions.
- ING Capital as administrative agent, Bank of Montreal, CoBank and Investec as joint lead arrangers and lenders on the CCS Power Finance senior secured term loan and revolver .
- Administrative agent and lenders on a term loan facility and revolving credit facility for Granite Generation, an affiliate of LS Power, to be used to repay certain existing indebtedness of power projects in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Virginia with a combined generating power of approximately 4.8 GW, and for other corporate purposes.
- Mizuho, MUFG and Keybank as issuing banks, and the note purchasers on the note purchase and letter of credit facility for CED California Holdings 4, a subsidiary of ConEd Development, to finance the ownership and operation of the 140 MW Panoche and 106.7 MW Wistaria projects located in California.
- MUFG Bank, as administrative agent and coordinating lead arranger, and the lenders and issuing banks on the back leveraged financing for a portfolio of six solar projects owned indirectly by Consolidated Edison Development, located in Fresno County, California, Clark County, Nevada and Maricopa County, Arizona.