Fred is a transactional and project finance lawyer who focuses on the acquisition, development and financing of power generation and other energy assets. He has represented developers and acquirers of both renewable (solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro, wind) and fossil fuel (natural gas, coal, petroleum and cogeneration) power plants in the United States and in several other countries. He also advises energy services companies on energy efficiency projects and the installation of distribution generation facilities. Fred was named to the 2013 NY Metro Super Lawyers List in Energy and Natural Resources
Fred also devotes a significant portion of his practice to corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and asset purchases and dispositions. He has represented many foreign companies in starting up or acquiring businesses in the United States. Related to these corporate transactions, he provides general commercial and corporate advice for foreign and U.S. entities and is well-versed in contracts involving supply and sales of goods and equipment.
Rounding out his transactional experience, Fred has maintained over the course of his career continued involvement in international commercial arbitration and has acts as a neutral arbitrator in disputes under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the American Arbitration Association.
He has full fluency and ability to work in the French language (spoken and written) and also is fluent in Italian and German. He has a strong working knowledge of Spanish and can read Portuguese.