Andrew Kinde

Andrew L. Kinde

Andrew Kinde is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance group, where he works with clients to leverage tax credits to finance renewable energy and community development projects.

What do you focus on?

I represent clients involved in the acquisition, development, and financing of renewable energy power generation projects, in addition to representing investors, syndicators, lenders, and developers in leveraging tax credits and benefits to finance community economic development in underserved communities. My practice focuses on multiple tax credits and benefits, specifically new markets tax credits and projects generating renewable energy tax credits. My work on these transactions includes drafting and reviewing various tax equity and loan documents and conducting the necessary due diligence to ensure transactions run smoothly and efficiently, as well as overall project management.

Before joining Nixon Peabody, I served as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Appeals Court for Associate Justice Peter Sacks. Before attending law school, I worked at multiple large developers in the solar industry, where I provided in-home consultation and project management services for residential and community solar customers.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see increasing momentum for a full-scale transition away from fossil fuels, with racial, social, and energy justice emphasized as foundational aspects of such a transition. Electrification of all sectors of our economy will be critical to achieving this transition, which will entail energy storage technologies playing a central and increasingly bigger role at both the commercial and local community levels.

Publications & Presentations

  • “The Pathway to a Green New Deal: Synthesizing Transdisciplinary Literatures and Activist Frameworks to Achieve a Just Energy Transition,” 44 ENVIRONS ENVTL. L. & POL’Y J. 1 (2020), co-written with Shalanda H. Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • “Let’s Make a Green New Deal: An Analysis of State Carbon Taxes as a Foundational Piece of Climate Legislation in the United States,” 11 NE. U. L. REV. 474 (2019)
  • “Energy Storage: To Be, or Not to Be . . . What, Exactly? That is the Real Question,” Northeastern University Law Review — Extra Legal, October 30, 2018


Andrew L. Kinde



Phone: 617-345-1090

Fax: 617-345-1300

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., Managing Editor, Northeastern University Law Review

Boston University, M.A., International Relations & Environmental Policy

George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude


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