Robert L. Daileader, Jr.

Bob Daileader is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance and Public Finance group in Washington, DC. He represents a wide variety of energy clients in the development, financing and construction of energy infrastructure projects as well as on the federal and state regulatory approvals needed for such projects. Bob has represented clients in the energy industry for more than forty years.

What do you focus on?

In recent years, my practice has been heavily focused on the development, financing, and construction of electric infrastructure projects, particularly renewable generation and transmission facilities.

Electric Transmission Facilities

I have represented or am currently representing developers of new electric transmission facilities in New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and California. I am involved in the negotiation of the commercial contracts needed for these projects as well as the regulatory approvals.

Electric Generation Facilities

I have negotiated a wide variety of commercial contracts (EPC agreements, equipment purchase agreements, O&M agreements, etc.) for electric generation projects, including both new generation as well as environmental retrofits on existing generation. For example, I negotiated the agreements for the purchase of the boilers, turbines, and air quality control systems for Prairie State Generating Company, LLC, a two-unit 1,600 MW coal-fired facility now in operation in central Illinois.

What do you see on the horizon?

At present, my practice is heavily focused on the development of renewable energy generation (particularly wind and solar) and the related electric transmission facilities needed to move the energy output from these facilities to load centers. Given that the economics of renewable generation have improved relative to fossil fuel generation and with the increased focus on the climate impacts of electric generation, I believe that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

DIF fund to buy Oklahoma wind farm

Power Finance & Risk | June 09, 2021

This article mentions NP for advising DIF Capital Partners’ infrastructure fund on its agreement to acquire the Kingfisher wind farm in Oklahoma. The deal team includes Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson, and Rochester Corporate associate Aya Hoffman.

Also contributing to the deal were New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox; Manchester partner Mark Beaudoin and San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Washington, DC partners Elizabeth Whittle and Bob Daileader and counsel Ken Weiner, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.


Robert L. Daileader, Jr.


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8318

Fax: 202-585-8080

Albany Law School, J.D.

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A.

District of Columbia

New York

Bob was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the field of Energy Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2017.

Bob is a member of the American (Public Utilities Law Section), Federal Energy, District of Columbia, and New York State Bar Associations.

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