Elias B. Hinckley

Elias B. Hinckley is a partner in the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Group of our Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Hinckley focuses on helping his clients navigate a changing energy, tax, and finance landscape by efficiently and creatively structuring deals. He incorporates tax, policy and market insight to solve complex financing challenges for public utility, banking, private equity, real estate, engineering, construction, manufacturing and alternative energy companies. He 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. Over the past decade, Mr. Hinckley 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.

Previously, Mr. Hinckley was a partner and leader of the clean energy practice for two large national law firms, handling issues ranging from tax motivated energy financing to the global operation of natural gas markets to positioning new technologies for policy programs. Mr. Hinckley’s prior experience also includes building the national alternative energy tax practice for one of the world’s largest professional services firms. He co-authored that firm’s global climate change strategy, and co-led the sustainability practice with specific responsibility for the global energy industry and the global tax practice.

Mr. Hinckley also acts as a strategic advisor on energy policy and markets. 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. He teaches energy policy and finance topics regularly including as an adjunct professor of International Energy Policy at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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