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Miles Plaskett

Partner @ Duane Morris LLP

Miles L. Plaskett focuses his practice on corporate, municipal and project finance, with an emphasis on renewable energy, infrastructure and development projects in the U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and Latin America. Mr. Plaskett represents corporate, municipal, utilities and private and sovereign investor and sponsor clients. He is also a member of the firm’s Cuba Business Group.

Mr. Plaskett is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a graduate of Georgetown University.

Representative Matters

Negotiating a PPA on behalf of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority for procurement of power from a cogeneration plant.
Negotiating PPAs on behalf of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to procure electricity from two large-scale solar projects with two developers.
Prepared and negotiated PPA on behalf of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority for procurement of electricity from a biofuel generating plant.
Counsel to major New York investment bank with regard to its underwriting of a $50 million bond financing deal for the Water and Power Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Advised a large institutional investor in its $1.3 billion investment in Freeport LNG’s $4 billion construction project to build the first two trains of its natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.
Provided corporate and real estate advice on Texas law with respect to a $1.3 billion equity funding for proposed natural gas liquefaction and a LNG loading facility.
Represented the City of Chicago as disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $833,420,000 City of Chicago General Obligation Bonds, Project and Refunding Series 2014A and 2014B. The proceeds of the bonds are being used to pay for capital projects, equipment and infrastructure improvements, and to refund and restructure existing debt. The offering is the largest general obligation bond offering ever by the City of Chicago. Wells Fargo Securities was the lead manager for the underwriting syndicate.
Represented former NFL star and two other individuals as co-lead counsel in real property contract dispute in the federal district court in St. Thomas, USVI. Prevailed after a two-week jury trial (June-July 2009). The jury verdict was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (December 2013).
Counsel to a major New York investment bank with regard to its underwriting of $94 million in rum tax-based Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Revenue bonds.
Counsel to a Swiss investment bank with regard to its underwriting of approximately $220 million in gross receipts tax-based Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Revenue Bonds.
Counsel to a major New York investment bank with regard to its underwriting of approximately $460 million in rum tax-based Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Revenue bonds.