Orrick adds renewables tax expert to NY team

Mark Caterini, formerly at O’Melveny & Myers and a renewable energy tax expert, has joined the San Francisco-based firm as partner.

Mark Caterini is the latest addition to Orrick's energy team in a year that has seen the law firm open a new office in Houston and expand its teams in both London and Paris.

Formerly a partner at O'Melveny & Myers, Caterini joins Orrick as a partner in the firm's New York tax practice.

“Our energy lawyers, and in particular our energy tax experts, have worked across the table from Mark for years and have always admired his skill, creativity and style of practice,” said Chas Cardall, head of Orrick's tax practice. “His experience and reputation are unsurpassed in the energy, infrastructure and restructuring sectors, and we're thrilled to have him join the Orrick team.”

Caterini's practice focuses on partnership tax, tax credits and other tax incentives related to renewable energy projects. In addition to advising sponsors, equity investors and lenders in all stages of these transactions, Caterini also has extensive experience in the tax aspects of restructuring transactions and in cross-border tax planning, Orrick said in a statement.

According to Caterini's LinkedIn profile, in addition to being a partner at O'Melveny & Myers, a firm he joined in 2012 after leaving Dewey & LeBoeuf, he was also head of the firm's US M&A and private equity practice.

He has counselled sellers, buyers, investors, lenders and underwriters on the tax planning and structuring of transactions, including taxable and tax-free corporate mergers, spin-offs, stock, asset and joint venture acquisitions and related financing.

Founded more than 150 years ago, the San Francisco-based firm now has a quarter of its practice outside the US. Its overseas operations are led from outposts in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, China and Japan, as well as an affiliated office in Côte d'lvoire, which the firm opened in 2014 in order to boost its African energy footprint. It opened its Houston office this past January.