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Walter Keneally

Senior Counsel
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Walter Keneally represents and counsels developers, investors, utilities and contractors in all legal aspects of domestic and international fossil and renewable energy and industrial project development, construction, finance, and acquisitions and divestitures.

He advises clients in the structuring of project ownership, including JVs, consortium arrangements and other bankruptcy-remote entities, and negotiates and drafts all agreements required for equity and debt project financing and construction.

Walter Keneally represents and counsels developers, investors, utilities and contractors in all legal aspects of domestic and international fossil and renewable energy and industrial project development, construction, finance, and acquisitions and divestitures.

He advises clients in the structuring of project ownership, including JVs, consortium arrangements and other bankruptcy-remote entities, and negotiates and drafts all agreements required for equity and debt project financing and construction.

Walter has been involved in projects located in almost all 50 states in the U.S and many other jurisdictions. He has assisted or led project-related or other corporate transactions in:

  • North America (Bahamas, Canada, Mexico)
  • South America (Brazil, Peru)
  • Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras)
  • Europe (England, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands)
  • Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)

Walter’s experience includes the representation of:

  • Project developer in connection with all contracts related to the development of micro gas-to-liquids plants to convert landfill gas (methane) to diesel in the U.S.
  • Selling shareholders in the sale of 100% interest in project company with gold and silver mine properties and permits in Honduras
  • Construction company in a co-development agreement to develop a construction workers camp on devastated Abaco, Bahamas
  • Utility in the acquisition (through build transfer agreements) of interests in utility-scale wind projects in various states solar power acquisition and development company in the acquisition of rooftop and utility-scale solar and battery storage projects in various states exceeding 18 MW
  • Utility in connection with requests for proposals (RFPs) for all renewable energy purchase agreements (PPAs), primarily wind but also biomass and solar, with PPAs aggregating more than 3000 MW
  • Public company in sale of second largest barge and boat operations in the U.S. for $550 million
  • Utility in connection with all aspects of the co-development of a 30 MW solar facility in Ohio, including advice regarding the joint development agreement, module supply agreement and balance of plant (BOP) construction contract
  • Leader of international consortium in bid as EPC contractor to construct a major natural gas pipeline in Mexico
  • Multinational oil company in project agreements for $30 million third-party commodity pipeline
  • Chemical company in project agreements for $300 million third-party syngas plant, including 30-year supply and services agreements
  • A public construction company in connection with the BOP construction contracts for three solar projects in California aggregating 45 MW
  • Utility in acquisition through a joint venture of coal mine assets in Louisiana for $40 million
  • Winning bidder for two East Coast asphalt refineries from PDVSA, including leading due diligence effort and negotiating crude oil and asphalt supply contracts included with the bid, at a purchase price of $725 million
  • Developer of Arizona biomass plant in all aspects of project contracts and $45 million non-recourse financing, including industrial revenue bonds
  • Developer in connection with turbine supply contracts, BOP construction contracts, and operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements for wind farms in Brazil and Costa Rica
  • Chemical companies in third-party development and financing of four cogeneration plants aggregating more than 2000 MW in Texas and South Carolina
  • Major independent power company in sale of partially built 1200 MW and 570 MW gas-fired power plants for a combined purchase price of $222 million
  • Utility in sale of 50 percent interest in gas-fired power plant in Mexico
  • Liquids terminal company in project agreements for development of and throughput arrangements for third-party biodiesel facilities
CREDENTIALS
Education
  • B.A., Rice University, 1986
  • J.D., with honors, University of Houston Law Center, 1991
    Editor, Law Review
    Order of the Coif
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • Colorado