Shariff Barakat is a project finance attorney focused on domestic infrastructure and renewable energy projects. He represents developers, sponsors, tax-equity investors, lenders and other stakeholders in the acquisition, development and financing of power generation projects.
I focus on representing clients involved in the acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy power generation projects, with a particular focus on tax equity financing. I handle due diligence review, drafting and negotiating primary transaction documents and providing tax advice and opinions, as well as overall project management. My experience spans billions of dollars in closed and funded investments supporting gigawatts of renewable energy, including large and small utility-scale solar and wind projects, large and small residential solar portfolios, community solar projects, C&I solar projects, geothermal projects and biomass projects.
Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, I worked at a large consulting firm where I provided tax advice and opinions, financial modeling services and valuation services in connection with renewable energy projects. I also provided tax advice and opinions on a number of large M&A and tax-advantaged leasing transactions.
Energy storage will continue to mature and play a growing role in energy reliability and security. It will be exciting to see how the power generation, transmission and distributions markets evolve alongside the energy storage industry and to develop innovative financing structures to integrate energy storage into the existing energy infrastructure.
Inframation News | January 25, 2021
This article on the new rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that may allow national banks and federal savings associations to engage in certain tax-equity finance transactions cites a recent NP tax credit alert. The alert was written by Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman and Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman, both in New York City; Community Development Finance partners Shariff Barakat and Michael Goldman, both in Washington, D.C.; and Boston Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder.
Power Finance & Risk | February 20, 2020
Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat is quoted throughout this article about IRS guidance on a framework for investments in carbon capture and storage projects.
The Deal | February 04, 2020
This column of notable executive moves in the legal industry included a write-up on the promotion of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper, and Peter Trimarchi.
Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020
This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the 13 members of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper and Peter Trimarchi.
Project Finance Tax Credit Alert | 01.19.21
Energy | 09.22.20
Energy | 09.18.20
Energy | 07.29.20
Energy Alert | 05.08.20
Carbon Capture Use and Sequestration Alert | 06.04.19
Energy | 05.14.19
09.17.20 | Webinar
07.21.20 | Webinar
05.14.19 | New York, NY
03.29.21 | Virtual Event
11.18.20 | Virtual Event
11.05.20 | Virtual Event
06.09.20 | Webinar
02.26.20 | New York, NY
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation
University of Southern California, B.A.
District of Columbia