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Jeffrey G. Davis

Jeffrey G. Davis

Mayer Brown LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Jeffrey G. Davis is a partner in the Tax Transactions & Consulting group in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and is a co-head of the firm’s Renewable Energy group. Jeff represents major corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds on a wide range of US federal income tax matters. His practice focuses on partnership tax, tax credits and other incentives, and project finance and development

In particular, Jeff advises equity investors, lenders, developers, equipment suppliers and utilities in electric energy projects involving all major renewable resources, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and refined coal. He regularly advises clients on a variety of tax-related issues regarding the development, structuring, financing, and acquisition and/or disposition of renewable energy projects. He has significant experience with the qualification for and monetization of tax credits (including those provided under IRC sections 45 and 48) and other tax benefits associated with renewable energy projects, as well as section 1603 Treasury grants in lieu of tax credits. Jeff has represented investors and sponsors in dozens of “tax equity” financings using the “partnership flip” structure (also known as PAPS), including levered and unlevered transactions, as well as those involving pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) payments and Industrial Revenue Bonds. Jeff also has significant experience with the new markets tax credit (NMTC) under IRC section 45D, the nonconventional source fuel credit under IRC section 45K, the energy efficient appliance credit under IRC section 45M, and the energy efficient commercial building deduction under IRC section 179D.

In addition, Jeff represents clients in matters before the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, including assisting with applications for private letter rulings, requests for published guidance and applications for Section 1603 Treasury grants in lieu of tax credits. He frequently speaks at conferences on tax credits and other tax incentives and has served as an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at Georgetown University Law Center.

Jeffrey G. Davis is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Consolidated Group: Continuation and Termination Issues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Consolidated Group: Continuation and Termination Issues - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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