Matthew A. Kapinos


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  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2008
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, BS, with Honors, 2001
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Board of Directors, West Point Society of Richmond

Member, Board of Advisors, Veterans Benefits Clinic of the Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary

Member, Pro Bono Council, Virginia Bar Association

Former Member of Board of Directors, First Presbyterian Preschool, Richmond, Virginia

Former Member of Board of Directors, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation

Former Co-chair, Veterans Issues Task Force, Virginia Bar Association

Matt serves as the Deputy Head of the McGuireWoods’ Energy Industry Team and focuses on assisting clients in all phases of drafting and negotiating agreements for the purchase, sale, development, and financing of energy infrastructure and construction projects.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt spent five years on active duty as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). His service included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Matt is active in a number of community organizations and helps to lead the firm’s veterans pro bono outreach.

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Matthew A Kapinos
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Represented numerous public and private companies (developers, sponsors, and financial investors) in the purchase, development, and project financing of numerous solar-powered generation facilities throughout the United States.

Represented a client in the project finance of over 1 GW of wind-powered generation that included both debt finance and tax equity funding.

Represented an investor-owned utility in the drafting, RFP issuance, bid analysis, negotiation, and contract execution management of an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a new construction nuclear generation facility, a natural gas export facility, and multiple natural gas combined and simple cycle power plants.

Represented an investor-owned utility in drafting, RFP issuance, bid analysis, negotiations, and contract execution management with international and domestic suppliers for the purchase of generating and manufacturing equipment and associated service agreements for multiple power plants and industrial facilities.

Represented an investor-owned natural gas transmission company in the drafting, RFP issuance, bid analysis, negotiations, and contract execution management for the development, construction, and purchase of multiple natural gas interconnection and extraction and fractionation processing facilities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.

Revamped the supply chain management system for a natural gas transmission company in the Eastern United States.

Represented a publicly traded company in the development of electric generating facilities using animal waste.

Represented an international equipment manufacturing company in the purchase of multiple companies in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Represented an investor-owned utility in the mid-Atlantic region in the execution and contract management of all aspects of their supply-chain management.

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Utilities, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016

Named to "Legal Elite," Legal Services/Pro Bono, 2014; Young Lawyer (Under 40), 2015,Virginia Business

Named to Richmond's “Top 40 Under 40,” Style Weekly, 2013

Recipient, McGuireWoods Pro Bono Award, 2011

Recipient, Emerson G. Spies Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar, Virginia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, 2010

Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award 

Moderator, "What You Need to Know When Representing Veterans, SCRA, USERRA and the Rest of the Alphabet Soup," 121nd Summer Meeting the Virginia Bar Association, July 2012
Moderator, "Serving Virginia’s Warriors: Our Obligations for Our Returning Servicemembers," 121st Summer Meeting the Virginia Bar Association, July 2011