Project Finance Attorney Prem Malali Joins Foley Hoag as Partner

December 15, 2015

Addition Continues Firm’s New York Expansion

Prem Malali has joined Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the Business Department. He will be a member of the firm’s Energy & Cleantech group in the firm’s New York office.

Malali's practice, which focuses on renewable energy projects involving battery storage, hydroelectric, wind and solar energy, will expand the firm's energy and cleantech project finance services. He has represented developers, lenders, financial institutions and equity investors with the development, construction, financing and transfer of energy projects, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, fossil fuel and thermal energy facilities. Malali has also represented buyers and sellers of power generation projects in the context of negotiated sales and competitive auctions. He served as lead counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy in connection with several power plant financings.  In addition to his energy-related experience, Malali advises clients regarding financing of other facilities, including toll roads and highways, factories and port infrastructure.

"As a project finance lawyer with considerable renewable energy experience, Prem will be a significant asset to our Energy & Cleantech group,” said Mark Barnett, Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech Industry Group. “Our clients in this and other areas will benefit greatly from his knowledge and background.”

Malali comes to Foley Hoag from the New York office of law firm Nixon Peabody, where he was a partner in the Energy and Project Finance practice.

Malali earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from University of Pennsylvania.