James' practice focuses on debt finance, public finance and transactional matters. He serves as bond counsel, borrower's counsel and underwriter's counsel for private activity bond financings and bond financings for the benefit of nonprofit organizations, and as counsel for developers and joint venture partners in energy generation and transmission projects.
James has experience with a variety of financing structures, including bank-qualified bonds, convertible bonds, taxable issues and pooled bond programs. He has assisted with funding projects for colleges and universities, retirement communities, renewable energy facilities and local governments.
In addition, James has represented funds in connection with financing power generation assets, including natural gas, solar and wind.
Representation of a regulated utility affiliate in the sale of a 7.5 MW hydroelectric project in Bedford and Amherst Counties, Virginia.
Representation of a regulated utility affiliate in the acquisition of a 15 MW solar project in Middlesex County, VA.
Representation of the sponsor and developer in connection with a $461 million, 211MW wind farm located in West Texas.
Representation of the sponsor and developer in connection with a $378 million, 166 MW wind farm in West Texas.
Representation of an unregulated utility affiliate in connection with the $300 million expansion of a joint venture partnership with one of the nation’s largest renewable energy development companies to include a 33 percent share of the utility’s solar project portfolio, entailing 24 projects in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah.
Representation of the sponsor in connection with the acquisition, tax equity financing and debt financing of, and hedging arrangements for, a 105 MW wind farm located in northwest Ohio.