Heather Cooper - McDermott Will & Emery


Heather Cooper works on federal income tax matters, with a focus on energy tax issues. She represents clients in restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional energy related matters.

Heather’s national practice includes advising on all aspects of renewable energy transactions such as solar and wind projects. She provides advice on tax equity structures, refinancings, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and workouts. She has experience with respect to the production tax credit as it applies to wind, geothermal, biomass, hydro, waste, fuel cell and refined coal. She has also worked with the investment tax credit for renewable projects, including utility-scale solar facilities and residential solar portfolio projects. Heather has successfully advocated on behalf of her clients for regulatory provisions and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance regarding these tax credits.

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  • Legal 500 USA, 2022


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2006
McGill University, Montreal, BComm, 2001