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Shariff Barakat



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.

What do you focus on?

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.

What do you see on the horizon?

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.

Presentations

  • “After COVID-19: What is Investor and Lender Appetite Like Now?,” Solar and Storage Finance webinar, June 2, 2020

IRS Guidance Hailed as "Big Win" for Carbon Capture Tax Equity

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.

Movers & Shakers

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.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

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.

Contact

Shariff Barakat

Partner

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8369


Fax: 844-263-6345

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D./LL.M., Taxation

University of Southern California, B.A.

California

District of Columbia

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