Linda Eggert Donohoe
Linda E. Donohoe’s practice focuses on advising clients in a broad range of matters in the energy industry and in infrastructure development. She has been in-house and outside counsel to multinational and domestic energy companies and has extensive experience in power generation, transmission and distribution, CCUS, and gas storage. Linda’s expertise also includes infrastructure project development, construction, and finance, including in the energy and healthcare industries.
Linda has over 30 years of experience in handling complex infrastructure development, construction and finance; acquisition and divestitures of infrastructure projects and other assets; and other complex transactions. She is skilled in leading multidisciplinary teams and working closely with clients and their internal and external resources to achieve successful outcomes while managing legal costs.
Linda’s project development experience includes power generation facilities, CCUS, transmission and distribution assets, gas storage facilities, medical facilities and other infrastructure in energy, healthcare, and other industries. Linda has a wide range of experience in the numerous activities involved in project development, including engineering, procurement and construction contracts (EPC contracts), equipment procurement contracts, fuel, CO2 and other commodity supply and transportation agreements, off-take arrangements, including long-term structured transactions, asset management agreements, asset optimization agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, long-term service agreements, services agreements, participation and related agreements for tenants in common, shared facilities agreements, joint venture agreements, joint development agreements, interconnection agreements, tax abatement agreements, and solar and wind leases.
She also has significant experience in finance transactions. She has provided counsel in connection with project financings in excess of $1 billion for power generation facilities and other infrastructure projects. She has also provided counsel for numerous types of corporate financing transactions, including the private placement of pooled project bonds and a subsequent registered exchange offer for such bonds and the issuance of utility mortgage bonds. Linda has also represented borrowers and issuers in connection with the administration of credit facilities, trust indentures, and other financing documents.
Linda has extensive experience in business transactions, including private equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures, and private and public offerings of securities. These transactions have included representation of clients in energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology and other sectors.
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Graduated First, Wisconsin School of Business
- Outstanding Business Student, 1985
J.D., The University of Chicago Law School
- Representation of the developer in connection with the development of a project for repowering a retiring coal facility with solar generation, including preparation of solar leases, assistance with interconnection rights, and structuring for transfer and reorganization of assets and financing.
- Representation of the owner in connection with the development of an infrastructure project for the capture of carbon from an industrial source, the transmission and sale of captured CO2 to an oil producer for use in EOR operations, and counsel regarding Section 45Q credits.
- Representation of a national energy company in a 2000 MW expansion of two power generation plants located in Texas. These facilities were first to utilize new technology from GE. Representation included RFPs, EPC contract, major equipment procurement contracts, right-of-way acquisition and other real estate matters, tax abatements and other tax incentives, electrical interconnection, permitting, and other matters relating to the development and construction of the facilities.
- Representation of the owner of a new gas-fired power generation technology that generates electricity and produces pipeline-quality CO2 with zero atmospheric emissions in connection with the development of its 50 MW plant to demonstrate this new technology, including the project site lease, environmental matters, acquisition of right-of-ways, electrical interconnection, and construction related matters. Representation also includes the preparation and negotiation of intellectual property licenses for granting third parties with the right to use such new technology.
- Representation of the owner in the development, construction, financing, and sale of a gas storage facility in Alabama, including the asset management and optimization agreement and related collateral documents (which included optimization of the storage capacity rights through release of capacity, purchase and sale of gas, park and loan, cash to cash, cash to futures, futures for futures, hedging, swaps, puts, calls, basis swaps and other transactions), asset transfer and joint ownership agreement, construction contracts, services contracts, construction-related matters, three tranches of bridge financing, equity financing, and project financing. Upon completion of the facility, representation included the sale of the facility through an auction process and assistance with post-closing matters, including with post-closing adjustments to the purchase price, obtaining required native gas authorizations and amendments to storage rights agreements, curing title objections, and the release of funds out of escrow to the seller.
- Representation of a transmission and distribution utility in Texas in the issuance of utility mortgage bonds secured by a lien on substantially all of the utility’s assets. Representation includes issuance of several additional series of bonds under the Indenture.
- Representation of a transmission utility in Texas in the construction of 460 miles of electric transmission lines and related infrastructure, including evaluation of bid submittal documents, Master Services Contracts with several contractors, task authorizations under the Master Services Agreements for the construction of the facilities, construction-related matters, including warranty issues and settlement of construction-related disputes.
- Representation of the contractor in connection with the construction of an electric transmission line from Montana to Alberta, Canada, as the replacement contractor following the default and termination of the original contractor. Representation included the EPC Contract for the US portion of construction, the EPC Contract for the Canadian portion of construction, contracts with subcontractors, and assistance during construction and declaration of substantial completion.
- Representation of a transmission and distribution utility in connection with its smart meter deployment, including contracts with the utility’s vendor for the supply and installation of the smart meters and network equipment, software licenses, and cloud infrastructure, hosting and managed services for data collection and reporting.
- Representation of the owner of a proton therapy cancer treatment center, located at a premier cancer facility in Houston, Texas, in connection with the expansion of the center, including in connection with the design, procurement and construction contract and operation and maintenance agreement with the equipment vendor, construction contracts, architect services agreement, management services agreement, ground lease, and other project contracts, and equity and debt financing.
- Representation of a tax equity investor in connection with its approximately $200 million equity investment in the Spinning Spur Wind Project, a 161 MW facility in the Texas Panhandle.
- Representation of a national energy company in connection with the financing of a portfolio of 5 power generation plants in Texas with a generating capacity in excess of 3,000 MW, including a complex corporate reorganization relating to the portfolio projects to facilitate the financing.
- Representation of a national energy company in the sale of a 210 MW power generation facility located in Utah and a 550 MW power generation facility located in Texas. Each sale was conducted through an auction process. Representation included preparation of documents submitted to the bidders, establishing and maintaining the due diligence data room, reviewing and analyzing bids, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents, performing due diligence, conducting the closing, and addressing post-closing matters.
- Representation of the owner in the development of a 35 MW biomass power project in New York, including in connection with the procurement of major equipment, the EPC contract, participation in a RFP issued by NYPA, long-term energy and UCAP sales agreement, and the sale of renewable energy credits.
- Representation of owner in the development of a 45 MW wind generation facility in Texas, including preparation of a private placement memorandum and subscription documents for equity investors, wind leases, right of ways, EPC contract, turbine supply agreement, and operation and maintenance agreement.
- Representation of an owner of a 124 MW wind generation facility in Texas in connection with the long-term renewable energy and renewable energy credits purchase and sale agreement and other matters relating to the development of the project.
- Representation of the owner in the development of a 49.9 MW geothermal power project in California, including the EPC contract, drilling and engineering services contract, and long-term power purchase agreement.
- Representation of the owner of a landfill gas gathering system and a landfill gas processing facility located in Texas in connection with refurbishment of the facilities, operation and maintenance, gas sales, and pipeline quality issues. Subsequently, represented the owner in connection with the development of a power generation facility at the landfill gas site.
- Representation of a national energy company in the development of a 195 MW dual fuel power plant in Medway, Massachusetts, including RFPs, EPC contract, major equipment procurement contracts, state tax exemptions, facility site lease and other real estate matters, and other matters relating to the development and construction of the facility.
- Representation of a national energy company in the purchase of a 700 MW power generation facility located in Texas, including performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents, addressing resolution of a casualty loss occurring prior to closing, and addressing post-closing matters.
- Representation of owner in the development of a 540 MW gas-fired power generation project in Texas, including RFPs, evaluation of bid proposals, EPC contract, builder’s risk and other insurance matters, settlement of construction-related issues and disputes, declaring the facility commercial, and the owner taking over care, custody and control of the facility.
- Representation of developer in the development of a 500 MW coal-fired power generation facility to be located in Texas, including the acquisition of facility assets, long‑term fuel supply contract, long‑term power sales contracts, long‑term lease agreement for the facility site, shared facilities agreement, EPC contract, operation and maintenance agreement, environmental permitting, and equity and debt financing.
- Representation of the owner in the development of a proton therapy center, including structuring ownership and financing vehicles for the project participants, Design, Procurement and Construction contract, long-term service and maintenance agreement, long-term real property lease, vendor financing, and construction financing.
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Ranked for Construction – Texas, 2021-2023
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), 2021-2023
- Corporate Law, 2021-2023
- Energy Law, 2023
- Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer
June 1, 2023Spotlight
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2023 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 50 attorneys and 17 departments for inclusion in the 2023 edition of the Global and USA guides. Attorneys recognized in the guides were ranked in 19 practice areas, with 4 attorneys listed among multiple areas and 6 named among the top attorneys nationwide in their respective areas.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 1, 2022Newsletters
JW Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter – August 2022
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June 1, 2022Spotlight
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2022 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 48 attorneys and 16 departments for inclusion in the 2022 edition of the Global and USA guides.
October 5, 2021Newsletters
JW Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter – October 2021
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August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
May 20, 2021Spotlight
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2021 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 41 attorneys and 14 departments for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Global and USA guides.
August 20, 2020Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.
March 12, 2015Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Exelon in Sale of West Valley Power Plant
Jackson Walker L.L.P. successfully represented Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) in the sale of its 210-megawatt power generation facility located in West Valley City, Utah. The transaction was completed on December 3, 2014.
March 12, 2015Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Exelon in Texas Power Generation Projects
Jackson Walker represented Exelon Generation in connection with its project to build two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units in Texas.