Maria von Schack


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Maria von Schack is a corporate transactional lawyer specializing in a broad array of transactions with a focus in the infrastructure and energy industries.

Her experience includes project finance, infrastructure development, public-private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate advice. Maria represents lenders, borrowers, issuers, public and private sponsors and developers, and investors in a variety of corporate transactions, including project financings, project developments, public-private partnerships, corporate financings, acquisitions and acquisition financings.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (2020-2021)


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Fordham University, J.D., 2008
  • Trinity College, B.A., 2003

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Joel A. Pisano, US District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Panelist, “P3 Solutions for Small, Medium, and General Aviation Airports,” P3 Airport Summit (July 2019)
  • Represented one of the lead lenders in connection with the financing of a sustainable aviation fuel company.
  • Represented Avports LLC and its affiliates in connection with the redevelopment of the Tweed New Haven Airport in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Represented leading financial institutions in connection with the financing of the Highland Solar Wind Project in Highland County, Ohio.
  • Represented a consortium of airlines in connection with the redevelopment of Terminal One at JFK International Airport in Queens, New York.
  • Represented the State of Hawaii in connection with the redevelopment of Aloha Stadium and surrounding entertainment district in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Represented Future Stewart Partners, LLC, a joint venture of AFCO AvPORTS Management LLC and ADP International Americas LLC, in connection with its winning bid for the concessions management, operations and maintenance of Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York.
  • Represented a leading financial institution in connection with the financing of the Mountain Breeze Wind Project in Weld County, Colorado.
  • Represented Wells Fargo in connection with the Twiggs solar power project in Twiggs County, Georgia.
  • Represented Citicorp North America and Berkshire Hathaway Energy in connection with (i) the South Plains II wind power project originally developed by SunEdison, Inc. in Floyd County, Texas, (ii) the Shannon wind power project developed by Alterra Power Corp. and Starwood Energy Group in Clay and Jack Counties, Texas, and (iii) the Rattlesnake wind power project developed by Goldwind USA, Inc. in McCulloch County, Texas
  • Represented a leading financial institution in connection with (i) the Live Oak, River Bend, and Chaves solar power projects being developed by NextEra Energy, Inc. in Georgia, Alabama, and New Mexico, respectively and (ii) the White Pine and White Oak solar power projects being developed by NextEra Energy, Inc. in Georgia
  • Represented Apollo Investment Corporation in connection with its commitment to provide up to US$650 million of equity financing for residential solar rooftop systems throughout the United States proposed to be originated and developed by Sungevity, Inc.
  • Represented a leading financial institution in connection with the Bloom Wind power project developed by Capital Power in Ford and Clark Counties, Kansas
  • Represented certain financial institutions in connection with the Cotton Plains and Old Settler Wind power projects and the Phantom Solar power project, each developed by Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC in Texas