James J. Salerno - McDermott Will & Emery


Jim Salerno focuses his practice in all stages of development for constructing and financing domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects. He represents developers, sponsors, investors and lenders in structuring and negotiating renewable power, energy storage, carbon capture, renewables, geothermal, hydro and nuclear generation projects, including the drafting and negotiation of project documents and related financing. Jim also represents lenders in domestic PPPs and clients in the mining and metals industries.

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  • Advised NRG in a refinancing of a credit facility for Alta Wind, the largest wind farm in the US*
  • Advised Starbucks as tax equity investor in a solar generating facility*
  • Advised Canacol Energy in its upstream and midstream project financings*

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  • Chambers Global, Banking and Finance: USA and Latin America-wide, 2012 to present
  • Chambers Latin America, Banking and Finance: Latin America-wide, 2012 to 2019
  • Chambers USA
    • Banking and Finance: Nationwide, 2011
    • Banking and Finance: New York, 2010

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Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1991
Union College, BS, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

New York