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Weil Adds Tax Partner Steven Lorch Bolstering Growing Energy Practice

NEW YORK, MARCH 12, 2024: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Steven Lorch – a seasoned lawyer in the energy sector – has joined the Firm as a partner in the Tax Department, based in New York.  Steven will focus his practice on advising private equity clients on energy-related tax matters.

“Steven is a highly talented practitioner who has an excellent reputation as both a tax lawyer and strategic advisor,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We are delighted to welcome him to our growing Energy team.” 

“Steven is an exceptional lawyer with specialized knowledge of tax incentives that will be critical to our Energy clients,” said Joseph Pari, Co-Chair of Weil’s Tax Department. “His arrival will build on the momentum the Tax Department has generated over the past several years and will significantly deepen our Private Equity Energy offering.”

Steven will advise clients in navigating the numerous tax incentives tied to investments in energy transition, providing additional support to Weil’s Private Equity Energy Initiative, which has already resulted in the addition of four lateral partners in the past year. Since April 2023, notable energy partners Omar Samji, Chris Bennett, Cody Carper, and Irina Tsveklova have joined Weil’s Energy team.

Steven’s energy transition experience includes representations of sponsors and investors, including tax equity investors, tax credit purchasers and syndicators, in solar, wind, hydropower, and energy storage projects, renewable natural gas, renewable fuels, and hydrogen projects, and carbon capture and sequestration projects  in the United States, as well as banks and private funds allocating debt financing to these projects. He also advises publicly-held companies and private clients, including private equity sponsors and investors, on the U.S. tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture transactions in the energy transition, conventional energy, and infrastructure sectors.

Steven joins from Bracewell LLP, where he was a partner in the Tax practice.

“I am very excited to join Weil as the Firm continues to make significant investments in a top-tier Energy practice,” said Steven. “I look forward to collaborating with my outstanding new colleagues and leveraging my experience with energy-related tax incentives to address the evolving needs of our clients.”

About Weil’s Tax Practice

Weil’s Tax practice, mirroring the Firm’s profile, is global in scope. Our lawyers are broadly recognized as among the best in the field. Our more than 70 lawyers located throughout our U.S. and European offices regularly work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the often complex tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions that cross national borders. Our Tax lawyers in the United States advise both U.S. companies investing abroad and non-U.S. investors in the United States. Similarly, our Tax lawyers in London, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt advise local clients on the national tax impacts of their international transactions. We pride ourselves on working together as one integrated team.

About Weil’s Energy Practice

Weil's Energy practice combines our deep industry knowledge with market-leading legal expertise to deliver innovative strategies that address the unique challenges faced by private and public investors, energy companies, project sponsors, lenders, and technology suppliers operating in oil and gas, power and renewables, and the rapidly evolving energy transition spaces.  Our firm has been involved in many of the significant M&A, restructurings, financing transactions and complex disputes that have helped shape the industry in recent years. We are engaged in cutting-edge matters for all constituents in the industry involving nearly every legal discipline and every office at the Firm. 

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

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