Jeffrey G. Davis is a partner in Mayer Brown's Tax Transactions & Consulting Practice and a co-head of the firm's Renewable Energy Group. Jeff's practice focuses on structuring and negotiating transactions involving investments in projects that are eligible for certain tax credits and that generally are owned through partnerships and limited liability companies. He has significant experience with production, investment and new markets tax credits, and is also an authority on the financing of tax credit-eligible renewable energy projects.
In addition, Jeff represents clients in matters before the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, and he assists with applications for private letter rulings and requests for published guidance. He advised an industry trade association in connection with the drafting of Internal Revenue Code section 48B (industrial gasification projects), and he has served as an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at Georgetown University Law Center.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2009, Jeff was a partner at boutique tax firm in Washington DC, where he advised numerous equity investors, developers, and utilities in a multitude of energy-related transactions, including more than 50 wind farms that collectively produce over 7,000 MW of electricity, and represented investors in more than $250 million of new markets tax credit investments.
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM in Taxation, with distinction, 1999 o Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 1994; Articles Editor, Pepperdine Law Review, 1992-1994 o Lipscomb University, BA, summa cum laude, 1991
- US Supreme Court, 2003
- US Tax Court, 1998
- US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995
- Tennessee, 1995
- District of Columbia, 1995
- California, 1994