Christopher M. Keegan Associate

Chris focuses his practice on advising buyers, sellers and developers on transactional and advisory matters with an emphasis on energy transactions. He has substantial experience representing clients in all aspects of the development, financing, acquisition and sale of renewable and conventional energy (particularly solar, wind and energy storage), power and natural gas projects throughout the United States.

Chris represents and advises purchasers and sellers, both private and public companies, in project M&A transactions, mergers and acquisitions of platforms and operating companies, and joint ventures. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions work, Chris advises clients on general corporate matters.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Chris clerked for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Chris served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.

Experience

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), one of the largest energy and utility companies in the U.S., in its $13.4 billion, including the assumption of debt, stock-for-stock merger with SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) to create a combined company serving 6.5 million electric and natural gas distribution customers and operating in 18 states from Connecticut to California.

Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), one of the largest energy and utility companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Birdseye Renewable Energy, a North Carolina-based renewable energy developer that specializes in greenfield development of utility scale solar and storage facilities. 

Representation of a Fortune 500 power company in a build transfer agreement to acquire, after construction, a 300 MW wind generation facility in Missouri.

Representation of a Fortune 500 power company in a build transfer agreement to acquire, after construction, 400 MW electric wind project in Missouri.

Representation of an American power and energy company in the acquisition of a 60 MW solar project in Greensville County, VA, a publicly traded limited partnership that owns and operates renewable power assets.

Representation of an American power and energy company in the acquisition of a 60 MW solar project in Mecklenburg County, VA, from a publicly traded limited partnership that owns and operates renewable power assets.

Representation of an American power and energy company, in the acquisition of a 80 MW solar project in Greensville County, VA, from one of the largest developers and operators of clean energy in the United States.

Representation of a global renewable energy asset manager in acquiring 70% ownership rights of a 280 MW and a 285 MW development-stage solar projects in Mohave County, Arizona.

Representation of an American power and energy company in the sale of a 14.9 MW fuel cell power generation facility in Bridgeport, CT, to a global fuel cell power company.

Representation of developer in the project development and sale of a 400 MW wind farm in Fisher County, Texas

Representation of a global institutional investment firm in its sale of a 6.335 MW utility scale solar power plant in Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, to a developer, owner and operator of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Representation of a publicly-traded electric power holding company in its acquisition of a 74.9MW solar project in Florida from a solar energy equipment supplier.

Representation of the sponsor in connection with the sale of a 105 MW wind farm located in Paulding County, Ohio.

Representation of Macquarie Capital in connection with the development, construction financing, energy and basis hedging, tax equity financing and sale of sponsor equity in a 210 MW wind farm in Oldham and Deaf Smith Counties, Texas.

Representation of a fund in the development financing and acquisition of a portfolio of distributed solar projects in Massachusetts.

Representation of sponsor in connection with the acquisition, tax equity financing and debt financing for a $166.5 million 105 MW wind farm located in Paulding County, Ohio.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Articles and Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2016
  • Old Dominion University, Master of Engineering Management, 2013
  • United States Naval Academy, BS, Systems Engineering, 2007
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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