Chris Alderman Associate

Chris Alderman focuses his practice on advising utilities, project sponsors, investors, and lenders in the development and financing of domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects. He also has experience in project finance, specifically in the area of public-private partnerships, as well as advising on corporate matters, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and energy regulatory filings and proceedings.

Chris has helped lead projects in various stages of development from initial bid, through financial close and into commercial operation. In addition, he has extensive experience on the “front end” of energy, infrastructure, and transportation projects such as smart city technology, renewable energy facilities, and power plants, including drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs), engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and other construction contracts, long-term supply agreements, tolling agreements, equipment purchases, and operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements.

Prior to practicing law, Chris served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he served two tours in Afghanistan.


Representation of a development finance institution on multiple investments, including a $250 million loan to a gas processing facility in Iraq, a $40 million loan to a helium and gas liquefaction project in South Africa, a $45 million loan to a warehouse operations project in Argentina, and a $50 million loan to an oil production facility project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Representation of a state in the acquisition of right-of-way from a freight rail common carrier worth $500 million as part of its passenger rail enhancement project.

Representation of a government agency in its procurement of a design-build-finance-operate-maintain concession for the conversion of its street light network to LED technology and the deployment of smart city technology. 

Representation of a state transportation department in its procurement for the development of a fiber optic network along interstate highways.

Representation of a Fortune 500 company in the procurement of over 100 MW of renewable energy via a virtual power purchase agreement.

Representation of a digital innovation subcontractor on the negotiation of its subcontract for the development of a digital master plan for the integration of connected and autonomous vehicles. 

Representation of a consortium in the bid and negotiation for a 50-year concession for the operation and maintenance of a university utility system. 

Representation of a foreign country on the development of a 2,460 MW coal-fired power plant. 

Representation of an independent power producer on regulatory approvals for over 800 MW of solar energy with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. 

* Certain of the above representative matters were handled by Mr. Alderman prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, 2016
  • Virginia Military Institute, BA, International Studies & Political Science; Minors, Spanish and Philosophy
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
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