Timothy S. Doherty Associate

Tim Doherty advises project sponsors, lenders and tax equity investors in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, renewable energy and infrastructure projects. He has financed projects, including wind, utility-scale and residential solar, transmission lines, battery storage and natural gas pipelines, liquefaction facilities and power plants, in various stages of development from initial bid, through financial close and into commercial operation.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Tim was a project finance associate in the New York office of an Am Law 50 firm.

Experience

Representation of the lead arranger in connection with an approximately $175 million construction and back-leverage financing of two solar projects in California.

Representation of the lender in connection with an approximately $100 million construction financing of a wind farm in West Virginia.

Representation of the lender in connection with an approximately $200 million construction, bridge and term financing of a solar project in Georgia.

Representation of a private equity fund in connection with a joint venture to develop a liquefied natural gas export terminal and an approximately $650 million holdco level financing of its investment.*

Representation of a private equity fund in connection with the $2.2 billion acquisition of several thermal power plants in a joint venture with another private equity fund. The loan documentation combined aspects of leveraged and project finance.*

Representation of a developer in connection with the financing of a series of smart energy conservation measures for one of the largest school districts in the United States.  Negotiated the engineering and technology services agreements for internet-connected devices and systems.

Representation of a strategic investor in connection with the purchase of safe harbor equipment, construction financing and tax equity investment in a portfolio of rooftop solar projects in several states.

Representation of a syndicate of commercial banks in connection with a $550 million construction financing of two wind farms and a related transmission line in eastern New Mexico.*

Representation of a syndicate of commercial banks in connection with an approximately $145 million equipment financing of wind turbines used to qualify for a tax credit safe harbor. Negotiated unique blend of equipment and project finance structures.*

Representation of a rooftop solar energy company in connection with an $80 mezzanine financing provided by a consortium of private equity funds.*

Representation of a regulated utility company in connection with a $50 million Section 4(a)(2) private placement and upsizing of existing letter of credit facility.*

Representation of several credit funds in connection with a $250 million second lien term loan to an oil and gas exploration and production company and subsequent exit financing.*

* The above matters were handled prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP.
  • Columbia Law School, JD, Staff Member, Columbia Business Law Review, 2014
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, BS, Foreign Service, Middle Eastern Regional Studies, magna cum laude, 2011

James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2014

Boren Scholar, National Security Education Program, 2008

  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Arabic
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