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Christine Byrnes


Orange County
San Francisco
Business Phone: 949.622.2730
Business Fax: 949.622.2739


Christine Byrnes represents clients in connection with the financing, development, acquisition and restructuring of energy projects, including in connection with the negotiation of tax equity partnership and lease investment structures. She has negotiated financing and commercial agreements for both lenders and developers, including debt and equity financing documents, letter of credit facilities, and joint venture agreements.

Christine has also represented a number of clients in Shari’ah-compliant finance and investment transactions, including private equity acquisitions, real estate transactions and working capital facilities.

Representative Matters 

  • Represented a major financial institution in a sale related to four master lease sale-leaseback facilities involving both utility-scale and distributed generation projects.
  • Represented a client in the drafting and negotiation of partnership documents (partnership operating agreement and master purchase agreement) for a tax equity investment partnership whereby the partnership will purchase 12 solar photovoltaic electric energy generating facilities.
  • Represented lessee in the drafting and negotiation of documents for a sale-leaseback facility for a portfolio of solar energy projects in North Carolina.
  • Represented a financial institution in the closing of nine sale-leaseback transactions for solar projects throughout California.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2014-present
  • Associate General Counsel, Director, HDG Mansur Capital Group LLC, 2005-2010
  • Associate, King & Spalding LLP, 2001-2005
  • Associate, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP 2000-2001



  • Fordham University, J.D., 2000
  • Georgetown University, B.S., cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California