Overview

Rob Eberhardt is a debt finance partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rob's practice focuses on the North American energy and infrastructure sector, in particular on renewable energy and energy transition matters. His clients include private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, strategics and lenders, and he advises on debt finance, tax equity, tax credit transfers, acquisitions and dispositions, project development and commodity hedging. He has significant experience with a wide range of transaction types involving onshore and offshore wind, solar, conventional power, storage, transmission, carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen and other assets.

Rob has a Band 1 ranking in Chambers in the Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy and the Offshore Energy practice areas.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

Moderator, “Financing Structures,” Financing Wind North America, November 2023

Moderator, “Transmission: Are We Any Closer to Solving U.S. Grid Challenges?” Financing Wind North America, November 2022

Panelist, "Structuring Bankable Corporate Power Purchase Agreements," REFF Wall Street, September 2022

Recognition

Law360 MVP: Project Finance, 2022

A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List, 2022

Chambers Global, USA, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers and Partners, 2020–2023

Chambers USA, Nationwide, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers and Partners, 2019–2023

Chambers USA, Nationwide, Offshore Energy, Chambers and Partners, 2023

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partner, Finance – Project Finance, The Legal 500, 2020, 2022 and 2023

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: Renewable / Alternative, The Legal 500, 2018, 2021 and 2023

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: Transactions – Electric Power, The Legal 500, 2018, 2021 and 2023

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partner, Project Finance - Advice to Sponsors, The Legal 500, 2021

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Finance - Project Finance, The Legal 500, 2018–2021

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2012–2013

IFLR 1000 - United States, Lawyer of the Year, Projects, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2020–2021

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York

Education

  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2006
  • Harvard UniversityM.F.S.2001
  • Swarthmore CollegeB.A.with High Honors1998