Jim Schneider represents lenders, agents and borrowers, in connection with a variety of commercial and project financings, advising banks, sponsors, public companies and private companies in domestic and cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries, with a focus on renewable energy.
Jim has significant experience with syndicated and single-bank credit facilities and private placements, focusing his practice on drafting and negotiating credit agreements and security documents for a number of different types of loan facilities, including asset based, quasi-asset based and cash flow facilities, credit agreements for unsecured and bridge loan facilities, financing agreements and note purchase agreements in connection with energy project finance, and intercreditor and subordination agreements with mezzanine and junior creditors (especially in connection with acquisition financings) and tax equity investors. He also documents and negotiates letter of credit facilities and the related standby letters of credit and guarantees.
In the energy sector, Jim has represented administrative agents, lenders, sponsors and borrowers in financing the development, acquisition, construction and operation of numerous utilities, pipelines and electricity generating facilities, including wind and solar projects. Such financings have included secured and back-levered project financings of portfolios of generating facilities, as well as single projects.