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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  • Represented the sponsor in the closing of tax equity commitments relating to a 400 MW solar project in Indiana
  • Represented the buyer in the acquisition of tax equity interests and simultaneous mezzanine financing relating to a portfolio of wind farms in Texas
  • Represented Distributed Solar Development, LLC in the closing of tax equity financing for a portfolio of solar 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)