Seth B. Doughty - McDermott Will & Emery


Seth Doughty focuses his practice on transactional matters in the energy industry with a special emphasis on power procurement, tax equity financing, and build-transfer agreements. He has a focused interest in energy storage projects and is a co-author of the United States’ Department of Commerce’s forthcoming Understanding Energy Storage handbook.

In the power procurement area, Seth has drafted and negotiated a wide variety of power purchase agreements, contracts for differences, and other purchase and sale agreements, including for energy, capacity and resource adequacy, renewable energy credits, energy efficiency and distribution deferral products. He is experienced in handling procurement of offtake from conventional, renewable and energy storage technologies for both the “in-front-of-the-meter” and “behind-the-meter” projects. He has represented utilities, developers, and corporate buyers in regulated and unregulated markets.

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  • Represented Clean Path New York in the negotiation of a renewable energy credit sales agreement associated with a new transmission line bringing clean energy into New York City.
  • Represented a utility in multiple tax equity commitments for wind and solar projects which were purchased through build-transfer agreements and rate-based upon completion.
  • Represented a tax equity investor in the financing of a number of portfolios of commercial solar, fuel cell, and biodigester projects
  • Represented a Canadian renewable energy sponsor and developer in the development and financing of a portfolio of repower wind projects located in New York

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Energy Law, 2024


University of Southern California Gould School of Law, JD, 2015
Brigham Young University, BS, 2012