Jeff Hoffner


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Jeff Hoffner’s practice focuses on advising cutting-edge companies involved in acquiring, developing, constructing, and financing energy projects—particularly renewable energy projects—throughout the United States and around the world.

He has represented numerous investors, developers, lenders, and other innovators, as well as several clients in the emerging liquefied natural gas market. 


Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US in the area of Energy: Renewable/Alternative (2017-2022) and Finance: Project Finance (2018-2019)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by IFLR1000 in Project Finance (2017-2021); Industry Sectors: Banking, Energy (2019-2021); and a Notable Practitioner in Project Finance (2021)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Harvard University, J.D.: cum laude; Harvard Negotiation Law Review
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Economics: Benenson Scholar for Studies in the Constitutional Tradition

Professional Activities


  • Energy Editorial Advisory Board Member, Law360


  • "Inflation Reduction Act," 2023 Spring Investment Forum (April 2023)
  • Represented Apollo Investment Corporation in connection with its commitment to provide approximately $650 million in funding for residential solar rooftop systems throughout the United States to be originated and developed by Sungevity, Inc
  • Citicorp North America and Berkshire Hathaway Energy in connection with the US$390 million South Plains Wind Energy II power project being developed by SunEdison, Inc. in Floyd County, Texas
  • Citicorp North America and Berkshire Hathaway Energy in connection with the US$219 million Shannon wind power project being developed by Alterra Power Corp. and Starwood Energy Group in Clay and Jack Counties, Texas
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Company, Edison Mission Energy and other major developers of, and lenders to, renewable energy projects in the potential acquisition, development, construction and financing of over 65 utility-sized renewable energy-generation facilities throughout the United States representing nearly 5,000 MW
  • Entegra Power Group in the sale of a 550 MW natural gas power block and 25% interest in all related common facilities to Tucson Electric Power Company and UNS Electric, Inc