Global Co-head of Energy Project Finance
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
John Eliason, global co-head of energy project finance at Greenberg Traurig, is a highly respected attorney in the field of tax equity. He has spent more than 20 years representing tax equity investors and developers, with a focus on renewable and alternative energy for the last decade. Eliason has played a pivotal role in the advancement of the renewable energy market. His clients include major financial institutions (tax equity investors and infrastructure funds), solar, wind, and alternative energy developers, as well as leading equipment manufacturers. Eliason focuses his practice on advising tax equity investors, lenders, developers, and sponsors in the renewable energy space—particularly those relating to wind, solar, biomass, and other emerging technologies—with structuring and closing transactions that rely on federal and state tax incentives, like the federal production tax credit (PTC), energy investment tax credit (ITC) and accelerated depreciation (MACRS and “bonus”). Eliason regularly advises clients implementing partnership flips, public/private partnerships, sale-leasebacks, and other structuring options. He also works with non-U.S. based pension and private equity funds investing in energy and infrastructure assets. Eliason’s practice includes representing clients in front of the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to practicing law, Eliason founded an information management company based in Austin, Texas. He is also a veteran of the Texas Army National Guard.