NEW YORK, NY—Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Hagai Zaifman has joined the firm in New York as a partner in its Tax, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice supporting Sidley’s work in the renewable energy sector and other infrastructure projects. He joins Sidley from White & Case LLP, where he was a partner.
Mr. Zaifman is a leading practitioner in the renewable energy area, advising sponsors, private equity funds and other investors, and lenders in connection with the structuring, planning and negotiating of all types of renewable energy transactions. Mr. Zaifman has significant experience in the qualification of projects for the various energy tax credits and other government incentive programs, including the production tax credits (PTCs), investment tax credits (ITCs), new markets tax credits (NMTCs), and carbon sequestration tax credits. For several years, he served in various tax leadership roles, including as the tax director of one of the leading investors in the renewable energy industry in the country. Mr. Zaifman oversaw the underwriting, investing, managing and disposing of a debt and equity portfolio of over $10 billion of U.S. and foreign wind and solar projects.