Kristin L. Mendoza, P.C. - Partner

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Kristin L. Mendoza, P.C.

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-4886
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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Professional Profile

Kristin L. Mendoza is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kristin advises public and private companies, including private equity firms and strategic investors, in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, reorganizations and other general corporate matters, focusing in the energy sector.

Kristin maintains an active pro bono portfolio relating to rule of law and media freedoms with the Media Law Working Group of the International Senior Lawyers Project.


Representative Matters

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in its sale of a minority interest in CEF-L Holding, LLC, indirect owner of the Lordstown Energy Center, a 940-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant under construction in Ohio, to Perennial Power Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Sumitomo Corporation

Prior to joining Kirkland, Kristin’s representative matters included:

  • GE Oil & Gas in its joint ventures with Al-Shaheen Energy Services (a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum) and Ali Abdulla Al Tamimi Company

  • Certain U.S.-domiciled holders in their sale of 210MW operating wind farms and 732MW in projects in Brazil to a subsidiary of CPFL Energia S.A.

  • Goldman Sachs, Inc. in its sale of Cogentrix Energy LLC (North American power generation assets) to The Carlyle Group’s infrastructure fund

  • NET Midstream, LLC and ArcLight Capital Partners in their investment in the development and construction of the Agua Dulce Pipeline extending 124-miles from Texas to the USA-Mexico border with an affiliate of state-controlled Petróleos Mexicanos

  • ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC in numerous acquisitions, dispositions and investments, including its investment in the development and construction of a floating production system, “Delta House,” and associated lateral pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, its acquisition of owner participation interests in the 192MW Sidney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Station, and its drop-down sales to American Midstream Partners of interests in Trans-Union pipeline, interests in the Destin, Tri-States and Wilprise pipelines and interests in the Delta House facilities

  • Energy Capital Partners, LLC, in its sale a 1055MW combined cycle, combustion turbine power plant in Texas to a subsidiary of Koch Resources, LLC, and its acquisition of a 444MW natural gas and oil-fired generation facility in Ohio from a consortium including Quintana Infrastructure & Development, Starwood Energy, and Blackrock

  • A consortium of Russian-domiciled funds in its investment in an 8 million metric ton per year LPG export facility in Louisiana

  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its sale of its 50% interest in Access Midstream Partners, and its general partner to The Williams Companies Inc.

  • Tervita Corporation in the sale of its U.S.-based oil & gas services business to Republic Services, Inc.

  • Terra-Gen Power in its sale of the 947-MW “Alta Wind” portfolio of operating wind farms in California to NRG Yield, Inc., and its sale of a wind, solar, and geothermal portfolio to Energy Capital Partners

  • Panda Power Funds in equity investments and sales of interests in the Liberty, Patriot, Stonewall, Hummel Station and Shamokin Dam natural gas-fired combined cycle facilities and Pilesgrove solar project

  • Invenergy in its equity financing for the Lackawanna Energy Center, a 1,485-MW natural gas fired combined cycle power plant in PJM with First Reserve, its sale of Forward Energy Center, a 129-MW wind-powered generation facility in Wisconsin to a consortium of Wisconsin utility buyers, its sale of an 80% interest in a holding company that owns Upstream Energy Center, a 202.5-MW wind-powered generation facility under construction in Nebraska, to an affiliate of WEC Energy Group, Inc. (pending), and its joint venture with an affiliate of AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Fund II for the continued development, construction, ownership, and operation of its thermal generation portfolio (pending)

  • NRG Energy, Inc. in its cooperation agreements with affiliates of Elliott Management Corporation and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC

  • Orion Energy Partners in its equity holder arrangements with Keystone (owner and operator of the Keystone Jacksonville Terminal), Future Energy Solutions (a provider of energy efficient lighting), Origin Americas (owner of a liquid bulk storage terminal) and Mohegan Energy Trustees (owner of a metallurgical coal processing facility)


Other Distinctions

Selected to the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Rising Stars Cohort (sponsored by Thomson Reuters Legal and Legal Executive Institute).


Prior Experience

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

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