Joel A. Hugenberger - McDermott Will & Emery


Joel A. Hugenberger advises clients on project finance, project development and tax equity transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a particular emphasis on transactions relating to renewable energy.

Joel represents tax equity investors, sponsors, developers, borrowers, lenders and arrangers in the financing of complex energy and infrastructure projects, domestically and internationally, and in the structuring and negotiation of various secured and unsecured loan facilities, joint ventures and tax equity investment structures.

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Tax Equity Financing

  • Represented a multinational renewable energy developer in the closing of tax equity commitments and construction loan financing relating to a 400 MW solar project in Indiana, the first of three phases of what will become one of the largest integrated photovoltaic solar electricity generating facilities in the United States
  • Represented a multinational energy conglomerate in the closing of a $71 million tax equity financing from a major financial institution to fund a portfolio of fuel cell projects
  • Represented Distributed Solar Development, LLC in the closing of multiple tax equity financings of portfolios of distributed generation projects throughout the United States

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  • The Legal 500, 2015-2017, 2019-2022, Energy: renewable/alternative, and transactions


  • American Bar Association, Project Finance and Development Committee
  • The Open String, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides string instruments to schools and music programs, advisor


Boston College Law School, JD, 2007
Middlebury College, BA, 2001

New York

Chinese (Mandarin)