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Since its founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler LLP has focused on finance and financing transactions. The firm is one of the preeminent law firms in the areas of corporate and public finance, tax, banking, securities, bankruptcy and financial litigation. Our history and focus enable us to consistently develop innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions.

Project finance is one of Chapman and Cutler’s most comprehensive disciplines. Fundamentally, project finance is a focused application of long standing non-recourse and limited recourse structured finance used by project promoters to shift certain risks, debt obligations and accounting liabilities to willing third parties.

Chapman and Cutler represents clients in traditional project development and finance sectors such as power and energy, utilities, oil and gas, transportation (highway, rail and air), infrastructure, mining and metals, water and waste treatment and petrochemicals, as well as innovative project development and finance areas such as public-private partnerships and sport arena and stadium finance. The firm has experience with all aspects of the negotiation and review of key engineering and construction contracts, operating agreements, electric and gas sale contracts and other off-take arrangements and varied other project agreements. In addition, Chapman and Cutler attorneys negotiate and structure debt and equity investments in projects, including non-recourse and limited recourse debt, equity placements, mezzanine debt, leveraged and synthetic leases and public offerings of taxable and tax-exempt debt.

Project finance requires multi-discipline teams of attorneys. Chapman and Cutler's project finance practice group consists of a diverse staff of professionals with extensive experience in legal disciplines including finance, regulatory, corporate and securities, real estate, secured transactions, environmental, tax and bankruptcy law in domestic and cross-border transactions. Of particular note, our environment, energy and resources practice group has substantial experience with manufacturing, mining, energy and other industrial facility siting, permitting and compliance issues under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and solid and hazardous (and radioactive) waste generation, treatment and disposal.

Chapman and Cutler deal teams are tailored to complement each particular project financing, maximizing our ability to assist clients in developing and transforming project finance concepts into effective, efficient transaction structures. Interdisciplinary teams also assist in debt restructurings and workouts relating to each project financing.

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