R. Lynn Parins

Professional Biography

Lynn Parins focuses his practice on the intersection of finance, clean infrastructure, and renewable energy development. He assists sponsors, developers, and investors as they navigate the project financing of predominantly solar, wind, energy efficiency, EV charging infrastructure, and other sustainability improvements to the built environment. He is a partner in the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions Practice and Energy Sector, co-lead of the Electrified Mobility and Infrastructure Team, and an active member of the firm’s Renewables Team.

Lynn’s focus is on project finance, where he has extensive experience leading sponsors through complex credit and project development structures for large renewables projects involving critical development and financing milestones. His project finance experience also extends to early-stage project development issues, including negotiating and structuring construction, procurement, land acquisition, and shared facilities agreements. Lynn also represents tax equity investors in renewables project financings.

In addition to his project finance experience, Lynn regularly represents clients in the buying and selling of renewables projects. He has worked with clients buying and selling projects at every stage of the project life cycle, from early-stage development assets, assets at full-notice-to-proceed, post notice-to-proceed and pre- operation projects, and operating projects. In many cases, his work in the sales and acquisitions of projects is coupled with project financing. Lynn also assists clients in joint venture and joint investment structures focused on the full suite of technologies and services that come up in his sustainability practice.

Prior to law school, Lynn handled the expansion initiative of the international nonprofit AIESEC to the Sultanate of Oman, where he managed relationships with government and business leaders. Upon his return, he worked in trade association management in Madison, Wisconsin. His prior experience positions Lynn advised government, lending, and building owner clients interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency finance.

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