Laura Jones

Division Chair at Solar Energy Industries Association

Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Division Chair at Solar Energy Industries Association

Biography

Laura Ellen Jones
Partner

Relevant Experience

Represented numerous clients in transactions involving section 45 tax credits for the production of electricity from renewable resources, including the purchase and sale of wind, open-loop biomass, landfill gas, geothermal and refined coal facilities, and the structuring of commercial arrangements for the operation of the facilities.
Represented numerous clients in transactions involving section 48 tax credits for solar projects.
Represents clients in qualifying for Section 1603 Treasury grants and other incentives available for renewable energy projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Submitted comments to Treasury and IRS on behalf of the solar industry on application of the Treasury grant program to solar transactions.
Represented clients in connection with section 48A and 48B tax credit allocation applications for IGCC and other gasification projects.
Represented five of the world's leading solar equipment manufacturers in connection with their successful applications to the Department of Energy and the Internal Revenue Service for an allocation of Section 48C manufacturing investment tax credits.
Represented numerous clients in transactions involving section 29 tax credits for the production of nonconventional fuels, including the purchase and sale of synthetic fuel, coke and coke gas, and landfill gas facilities, and the structuring of commercial arrangements for the relocation and operation of the facilities.
Obtained numerous private letter rulings on various synthetic fuel transactions.
Represented numerous clients in connection with audits of section 29 tax credit facilities.
Represented clients in federal legislative matters and congressional investigations regarding section 29 tax credits and other energy tax incentives.

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May 9, 2012
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October 24, 2011
Hunton & Williams LLP Maintains Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2011
June 14, 2011
Laura Jones quoted in Atlanta Business Chronicle on the availability of energy tax credits
January 14, 2011
Hunton & Williams LLP Tops Chambers USA 2010 Rankings
June 16, 2010
Laura Jones talks to BNA about the Energy Credit Program
October 22, 2009

Related Alerts
FERC Rulemaking Proposes to Facilitate and Expedite Small Generator Interconnections
January 25, 2013
Congress Passes Extension of Wind Credit and Adopts Beginning of Construction Rule
January 2, 2013
IRS Issues Published Guidance Relating to Section 1603 Treasury Grants
March 14, 2012
IRS Interprets Special Exception Applicable to Renewable Energy Projects in Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Possessions
September 12, 2011
Treasury Releases Guidance Describing Process for Evaluating Cost Basis for Treasury Grant Purposes
July 1, 2011
House Passes One-Year Extension of Section 1603 Grant Program
Deceomber 17, 2010
Senate Version of Tax Act Contains One-Year Extension of Section 1603 Grant Program
December 10, 2010
Alert: Treasury Posts "Beginning of Construction" Application for Section 1603 Treasury Grants
10/19/10
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 — Extension of Bonus Depreciation
September 24, 2010
IRS Issues Revised Section 45 Guidance Regarding Refined Coal Facilities
September 17, 2010

Related Publications
Co-author, Renewable Energy Leasing Opportunities: Solar and Beyond, LJN's Equipment Leasing Newsletter
February 2009
Co-author, Finally - More Renewable Energy Tax Credit Provisions, Energy Law360
October 2008
Co-author, IRS Guidance for Flip Structures in Wind Deals, Energy Law360
October 24, 2007
Related Events
Speaker, Intro to Third-Party Ownership, Solar Power International
October 2010
Speaker, Industry Perspectives on the Federal Solar Program, Intersolar NA
July 2010
Speaker, Hot Topics in Renewable Energy, ABA Section of Taxation Meeting
May 2010
Speaker, Navigating the US Tax Code: What Every Utility Should Know, EUCI - Photovoltaic Projects for Utilities
February 15, 2010
Panelist, Update on the Treasury Grant Program and Manufacturing Tax Credit, Solar Energy Industries Association webinar
February 2010
Panelist, Renewable Energy Dealmaking in 2010: Insight from Industry Leaders, ACORE Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition
February 1, 2010
Speaker, Top 15 Tax Mistakes in a Solar Transaction, Solar Energy Industries Association webinar
October 2009
Speaker, Funding Opportunities in Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia Energy Symposium
October 12, 2009
Panelist, The Recovery Act and Your Solar Business, Solar Power International
October 2009
Speaker, Solar Power Purchase Agreements - Commercial and Tax Risks, Infocast Utility-Scale Solar Conference
September 15, 2009
Speaker, How to Calculate Your ITC/Treasury Grant Basis, Solar Energy Industries Association webinar
September 10, 2009
Speaker, Update on Guidance on Renewable Energy Issues, ABA 2009 Joint Fall CLE Meeting
September 2009
Speaker, Public and Private Municipal Financing of Renewable Energy Projects and Green Expenditures, ABA Tax Section Teleconference
September 5, 2009
Speaker, Tax Credits, Treasury Grants, and Other Tax Incentives for Landfill Gas and Waste-to-Energy Projects, Solid Waste Association of North America (Quad State 2009)
August 1, 2009
Speaker/Moderator, If You Build It - The Tax Credits Will Come - The Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit, PV America Solar Conference
June 2009
Moderator, The Residential Solar Market: The New Frontier?, Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit
March 2009
Speaker, Landfill Gas Provisions in the Stabilization Act, 12th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program Conference and Project Expo
January 2009
Speaker, Solar Power Purchase Agreements - Commercial and Tax Risks, Infocast Utility Scale Solar Finance & Investment Summit
November 1, 2008
Speaker, Tax Proposals to Increase Investment in Solar Projects, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Solar Summit
October 1, 2008
Speaker, Section 48 Investment Tax Credits for Solar Projects - Avoiding the Top Thirteen Tax Mistakes, Infocast Solar Power Project Development & Finance Tutorial
July 2, 2008
Speaker, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Taxation Committee Meeting
June 15, 2008
Speaker, Status of Federal Energy Policy Legislation, 11th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program Conference and Project Expo
January 2008


Practices

Tax
Biomass
Solar
Wind
Taxation and Energy Tax Credits

Education

JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
BA, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1991

Bar Admissions

Virginia

Awards & Recognition

2013 Energy & Projects "Lawyer of the Year" by Chambers USA Women in Law Awards
Leader in the Field, Projects: Renewable and Alternative Energy, Chambers USA, 2011-2012
"Up and Coming," Projects: Renewable and Alternative Energy, Chambers USA, 2010
"The Legal Elite," Virginia's Top Lawyers in Taxes/Estates/Trusts, Virginia Business, 2004-2006
"Virginia Rising Stars," Richmond magazine, 2007-2009

Memberships

Board of Directors, Solar Energy Industries Association, Chairman, Solar Services & Consumers Division
Member, Taxation Section Council, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association

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Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

1

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Laura Jones
Division Chair at Solar Energy Industries Association
Education
JD
Class of 1998

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BA, Foreign Affairs
Class of 1991

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

TO CULTIVATE & ADVANCE THE SCIENCE OF JURISPRUDENCE, PROMOTE REFORM IN THE LAW & IN JUDICIAL PROCEDURE, FACILITATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN VIRGINIA, AND TO UPHOLD & ELEVATE THE STANDARD OF HONOR, INTEGRITY, AND COURTESY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION.

Career History
Division Chair
Current

The Solar Energy Industries Association is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Partner
Tenure Unconfirmed

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913. The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2019

The Solar Energy Industries Association is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Virginia Bar
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