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Matthew Nesburn


Los Angeles

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Matthew Nesburn


Los Angeles

Matt is a partner in the global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice, based in our Los Angeles office. He represents companies engaged in the development, construction, financing, acquisition and disposition of solar, wind, storage and other energy projects, as well as corporate planning, debt and equity investments and divestitures in the energy sector. Matt provides advice on project design and transaction structuring at every phase of project development and financing, from project inception to equity investment to construction and permanent financing, representing sponsors, cash and tax equity investors and lenders. He also counsels clients on real estate aspects of the project development and finance transactions.

Matthew is a ranked lawyer in the Chambers USA, Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional (2020-2022); and in The Legal 500 US, “Next Generation Partners” (2020-2022),and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (2020-2022) and Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor (2019). He advised the sponsor on the IJGlobal North American Storage Deal of the year (2020) and was part of the group named IJGlobal’s Best Legal Advisor – Tax Equity (2020).

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Experience highlights


Los Angeles

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 425
Los Angeles
CA 90067

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Admitted: Bar of the State of California, 2004


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2004

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, with distinction, 1989

Other noteworthy experience


  •  AES Clean Energy represented in connection with tax equity and debt financing of numerous portfolios of C&I and small utility scale solar projects (over X projects), including community solar in numerous states.
  • Amp Solar represented in connection with the tax equity and debt financing of a four-project 29.4 MW Massachusetts Community Solar portfolio with 42 MWh of battery storage, valued at approximately $100 million.
  • Advantage Capital represented in connection with several tax equity investments.
  • SunPower represented in numerous tax equity joint venture partnerships across residential and C&I portfolios.
  • CarVal Investors represented in a joint venture to purchase 33 operating C&I solar projects.
  • Group of tax equity investors represented in its investment in a portfolio of approximately 55 C&I solar projects across five states.
  • Large independent power producer advised in connection with the tax equity financing of 12 operating wind farms located in eight states with a combined capacity of 947 MW, monetizing future tax attributes that will be generated primarily by wind projects acquired out of bankruptcy.
  • Group private equity funds represented in the negotiation of a master purchase agreement to acquire PACE-financed real estate loans from an originator and in the acquisition of the underlying loans.
  • Sponsor represented in the tax equity, construction debt and hedge transactions for two utility-scale wind projects in Texas.
  • Large independent power producer counseled in connection with the PPA and real property rights negotiations with the offtaker and with tax equity financing of a portfolio of up to 64 commercial solar projects.

Awards & accolades

Up and Coming

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional, Chambers USA (2020)

Next Generation Partners

The Legal 500 US (2020)