Global legal services organization Mayer Brown says David K. Burton has joined the firm’s tax transactions and consulting practice and renewable energy group as a partner in the New York office.
Mayer Brown says Burton has extensive experience in structuring tax-efficient transactions for the acquisition and financing of renewable energy assets. Previously, he was a partner with law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York. Earlier in his career, he was the managing director and senior tax counsel at GE Energy Financial Services, where he oversaw all tax aspects for more than $21 billion in global energy projects.
“The recent long-term extension of U.S. renewable energy tax credits presents a critical market need for the sophisticated tax advice that David provides, and his counsel will be a boon to developers and other clients involved in wind and solar projects,” says Jason Bazar, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s tax transactions and consulting practice.
Burton is a member of the tax committees of the Solar Energy Industry Association and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association, and he has served on the tax committee of the American Wind Energy Association. In addition, he is a writer and a frequent speaker at renewable energy, equipment leasing and asset finance industry events.