Darin M. Lowder

Partner and Business Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP & member of the firm’s Finance Practice and the Energy Industry Team

Darin Lowder is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Finance Practice and the Energy Industry Team. Darin focuses his practice on energy, project finance, project development, and related tax and public financing. He works to assist clients to efficiently address unique challenges in developing and financing renewable, alternative and conventional energy projects. Darin has focused on incorporating risk mitigants such as the growing energy-related insurance products and public-private partnerships (P3) as part of the ownership and financing structures evolving in this space.

Darin has unique experience representing lenders, other financing parties, and sponsors in innovative financing structures for P3 energy project financings, private placements, and bank and non-bank lending facilities. He has assisted clients with offshore and other large scale wind projects, utility-scale, residential and commercial & industrial solar power projects (including for community solar power projects incorporating energy storage components), in addition to his familiarity with combined heat and power/district heating & cooling projects, biomass and biofuel projects, and other energy and alternative energy technologies.

Darin has negotiated innovative energy output and investment tax credit insurance policies for solar power projects, helped to finance numerous community solar and other distributed generation portfolios, and managed diligence efforts, financing negotiations, and documentation for large utility scale renewable and conventional fuel projects. He also regularly represents lenders in other significant non-recourse project finance transactions.

He speaks regularly on project financing, structuring renewable energy transactions, negotiating power purchase agreements, and related community solar issues. In the past few years, he has assisted clients on projects totaling over 6,400 MW (6.4 gigawatts) worth more than $5.4 billion.