Craig M. Kline

Partner

Managing Partner - New York Office
Executive Committee Member

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6150
Business Fax: 212.704.8363

craig.kline@troutman.com

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Craig Kline is the managing partner of the New York office of Troutman Sanders. He founded and leads the firm's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy Team. Craig is the author of the solar energy portion of the ABA Treatise, The Law of Clean Energy, and is a Recognized Practitioner in Renewable Energy by Chambers and Partners. Craig is also a Fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel.

His practice is focused on domestic and cross-border project finance and merger and acquisition transactions, structured finance and leveraged leasing. He has represented a wide variety of commercial and public institutions, including developers, sponsors, utilities, lenders, lessors, lessees, credit support providers and trustees. He also has experience with the securitization of financial assets, synthetic leasing, secured lending and bankruptcy.

Mr. Kline has advised clients on transactions involving a variety of assets and jurisdictions. He has advised in matters involving power and energy generation and distribution facilities (as well as maritime assets, telecommunications equipment, real estate, waste facilities and manufacturing plants). In addition to U.S. domestic transactions, he has closed many cross-border transactions in connection with assets or counterparties located in, among other jurisdictions, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Kline has served as counsel in over 500 renewable transactions in the United States in nearly all relevant jurisdictions. His experience with project finance structures includes construction finance, partnership flips and sale-leasebacks, leveraged transactions and take-out debt.

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Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1995
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1991
  • Obirin Daigaku, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Languages

  • Japanese