Sean M. Moran is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Los Angeles office, where he specializes in renewable energy, project finance, and infrastructure assets. Instrumental in creating the structure that has become the standard for renewable energy deals in the United States, Sean has handled many of the country’s largest and most complex renewable energy financing transactions, including numerous first-of-its-kind deals.
In the course of his practice, Sean represents Fortune 50 companies, investors, utilities, sponsors, and developers. His clients include some of the largest investors in the renewable energy market, collectively investing more than $15 billion in renewable energy generation.
His projects include solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel, wind energy, and waste-to-energy facilities that generate more than 20,000 megawatts per year in 44 states.Sean also represents clients in fossil fuel energy generation facilities, including those utilizing natural gas, coal, and oil and gas.
In addition, he represents clients in a wide variety of other infrastructure projects, such as transmission systems, toll roads, transportation systems, and water and waste treatment facilities. His broad expertise includes tax issues related to capital markets transactions and derivative products, M&A and private equity, reorganizations and bankruptcy, structured finance, and affordable housing.
Prior to joining the firm, Sean was a partner in Sidley Austin’s Los Angeles office. Early in his career, he clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Sean is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and his articles have appeared in a variety of publications.
- LL.M., Tax, New York University School of Law, 1994
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1988 Member, Fordham Law Review
- B.S., Fordham University, 1981
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of New York
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