2016 May CLE Event: New Developments in Energy Project Finance

Thursday, May 19, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday, May 19, 2016

4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)

Join us for a webinar on new developments in energy project finance, including:

- midstream oil and gas investments,

-investing in distributed solar portfolios,

-market trends affecting electricity prices, and

-Federal and state regulatory developments.


Paul Belval - Day Pitney

Paul Belval's practice involves transactions relating to power projects and energy and water companies. Paul is chair of the firm's Renewable Energy and Energy Project Development and Finance practice groups. Paul has represented developers, investors, equipment suppliers, and power purchasers involved in a variety of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities, including the development, financing, and restructuring of those facilities. Paul drafted the contracts and operating rules for the NEPOOL Generation Information System (GIS) and has counseled the operators of other renewable energy credit trading systems in the development of those systems. Paul has also represented the firm's water company clients in a number of governmental and private financings and other transactions

Andrew Bobenski -John Hancock/Manulife

Andrew Bobenski serves as Managing Director and Counsel at John Hancock/Manulife. In this role Andrew advises internal business teams on a variety of debt and equity transactions, particularly focusing on energy, utilities and infrastructure investments.

Kat GamacheChadbourne

Caileen Kateri Gamache (“Kat”) has extensive experience advising clients on regulatory structure, laws, policy, agencies, markets, products, and developments in the energy industry. She represents clients from diverse backgrounds with varying industry roles and interests, including utilities, developers, investors, consumers, state and municipal entities, cooperatives, and financial marketers on a wide variety of regulatory, litigation, policy, and transactional matters related to the energy industry. Ms. Gamache routinely represents clients  in compliance, enforcement, and advocacy matters before US energy regulatory authorities, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), state regulatory agencies, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), and Independent System Operators (ISOs) on matters arising under federal and state statutes and implementing regulations, including the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Natural Gas Policy Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  She also has experience advising and educating investors and developers on a range of international energy regulatory matters, including infrastructure and energy market development, evolving regulatory structures, political and socioeconomic trends and factors, and analyzing regulatory options and risks as compared to domestic projects. 

Raynold Martin - Allstate Investments

Mr. Martin is an Associate Director in the Infrastructure and Real Assets Group where he is responsible for direct and fund investments within the Infrastructure and Energy sectors. Mr. Martin joined Allstate in 2000 and previously spent five years as a member of Allstate’s Private Equity group and six years as a member of Allstate’s Private Placement Group. Within those groups, Mr. Martin has been responsible for the underwriting and managing of a portfolio of private equity/mezzanine funds and co-investments, private placement loans, and bank loans including the utilities and energy sectors. Prior to joining Allstate, he worked in Prudential Capital Group’s Private Placement department, where he was responsible for analyzing private placement transactions within the Midwestern United States. Reynold earned a BS and an MBA from Florida A&M University, and is a CFA charterholder.