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Jeffrey M Kayes

San Francisco, USA Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
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Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy - USA

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Jeffrey Kayes handles the financing and acquisition of projects in the renewable space for large borrower and lender clients.
"He is incredibly proactive, super hard-working, and is able to see the forest from the trees with a focus on commercial risk." "Jeff is sharp, astute and focused on the issues."
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Jeff Kayes is a partner in Baker Botts’ Global Projects Department in the Energy Projects and Transactions Section and is the firmwide chair of the Project Finance Group. Mr. Kayes has extensive experience in project finance and leveraged acquisition finance, including the development and financing of renewable energy projects. He advises sponsors/borrower, financial institutions and other institutional lenders in connection with bilateral and syndicated facilities, asset- and cash-flow-based facilities, domestic and cross-border loans, letter of credit financings, vendor financings, private placements of debt securities and bankruptcy-related financings. He also has significant experience representing clients in acquisitions of energy projects in all phases of development, joint ventures and other financing structures, including tax equity, including investments in individual or portfolios of projects and regularly advises clients in the wind, solar, biomass, hydro, storage, renewable fuels and natural gas facility sectors.


Baker Botts LLP - Partner: 2018 – Present

Morrison & Foerster LLP – Of counsel, 2011 – 2014; Partner: 2015-2018

Solar Trust of America, LLC – Senior Legal Counsel: 2011

Latham & Watkins – Associate: 2007-2011

Morrison & Foerster LLP – Associate: 2001 - 2007


Clean Energy Tax Proposals in Biden's "American Jobs Plan", April 2021

Proposed Stimulus Bill Would Extend Renewable and Clean Energy Tax Credits, December 2020


J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 2000

B.S. Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 1997


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Jeffrey M Kayes

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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