Linklaters is pleased to announce that Michael Rodgers has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a Partner in the Energy & Infrastructure and Tax practices. He continues a string of major hires for Linklaters’ U.S. Energy & Infrastructure group in the past year, following the arrivals of Partners and Co-Heads of Energy & Infrastructure in the Americas Ron Erlichman and Marius Griskonis in New York, and Senior Counsel Lauren Bachtel and Diana Jeschke in New York and Washington, D.C., respectively.
Michael is a tax equity specialist focused on executing large scale energy transition and renewables transactions, including advising sponsors, lenders, and investors on their projects in the wind, solar, hydro, fuel cell, hydrogen, and carbon capture spaces. He has extensive experience structuring, planning, and negotiating infrastructure and renewable energy transactions with an emphasis on flip partnership structures, repowering transactions, and the qualification of projects for federal income tax credits. He also has experience with M&A tax in the U.S. and in Latin America. Prior to joining Linklaters, Michael practiced at White & Case.
Marius Griskonis said:
“Michael is a tremendous asset to our clients, who are increasingly taking advantage of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits to fund their renewables and energy transition projects. As we continue to expand our team, Michael further strengthens what has become an unparalleled offering in the U.S. and globally, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
“Linklaters is the top firm for energy transition and renewables projects around the world, and the firm’s collaborative culture enables us to leverage that market leadership to achieve the best possible results for our clients. I’m excited to be able to share this world-class platform with my clients.”
Linklaters is at the forefront of the market advising on the development and financing of complex, large-scale projects, highly structured transactions, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure sector across the globe, particularly in connection with renewable and carbon transition projects. The firm is ranked Band 1 for Projects & Energy in Chambers Global 2023, and was recently recognized with IJ Global’s Climate Adaptation and Americas Renewable Energy ESG Awards, IJ Investor’s Americas Conventional Power & Grid Infrastructure Deal of the Year Award, PFI’s Americas Hydrogen Deal of the Year Award, and IFLR Europe’s Project Finance Deal of the Year Award.