Sullivan & Worcester LLP Adds Leading Energy Tax and Finance Partner

S&W Press Release
May 16, 2013

Washington, DC – May 16, 2013 – Sullivan & Worcester LLP is pleased to announce that Elias B. Hinckley has joined the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Group as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Hinckley, an energy and tax lawyer, has helped many clients navigate the changing energy landscape by efficiently and creatively structuring deals. He has incorporated tax, policy and market insight to solve complex financing challenges. He focuses on the integration of new technologies and financing techniques into the traditional regulated utility market. Over the past decade Elias has had the opportunity to support many successful projects, helping his clients attract world class financing partners while efficiently designing renewable energy financings to realize more than $1 billion in combined incentive-based assistance.

Mr. Hinckley has experience representing clients across energy sectors, including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, hydroelectric, batteries, fuel cells, energy efficiency, demand response, electric transmission, natural gas and advanced coal.

"Elias brings an impressive depth of project experience and expertise that will bolster the development of our energy practice," said Jeffrey M. Karp, leader of Sullivan & Worcester’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Group. "We are excited to add a partner of such high caliber to our team."

Mr. Hinckley also acts as a strategic advisor on energy policy and markets, and as an adjunct professor of International Energy Policy at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He teaches seminars on energy policy and finance focused on the dramatic and dynamic changes affecting energy policy, regulatory and market landscapes, and how energy use and production will evolve in the future. Mr. Hinckley writes and manages a regular column on a diverse range of finance-related energy topics and is a regular contributor to a bi-weekly global energy marketplace analysis.

Before joining Sullivan & Worcester, Mr. Hinckley was the U.S. leader for alternative energy tax at Deloitte & Touche, and clean energy practice leader at Venable. Most recently, he was a partner and clean energy practice chair at Kilpatrick Townsend. 

About Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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