Professional Representation

EB-5 ATTORNEY

Shahzad Q. Qadri

Caley Dehkhod & Qadri
2340 130th Avenu NE, Suite 150
Bellevue, Washington 98005-1700
Tel: (425) 869-4040
Fax: (425) 869-4050
Email:

Mr. Qadri began his career at the King County Prosecutors office in Seattle, Washington. Having tried numerous cases to a jury and the bench, he was able to hone his litigation. Subsequently, Mr. Qadri pursued a litigation practice in the areas of insurance defense and toxic tort. Today, Mr. Qadri has a growing practice in the areas of immigration and business law. Mr. Qadri’s diverse background allows him to serve and cater to an increasingly international clientele. Mr. Qadri was named a “rising star” in the legal profession in 2003 and 2004 by Law & Politics.

EXPERIENCE

  • Immigration
  • Business Law/ Corporate Transaction
  • International

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law (1999)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Washington (1996)

INVOLVEMENT

  • Board of Directors, World Education Foundation
  • Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee (King County)
  • Member, South Asain Bar Association
  • TIE
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
  • Member, King County Bar Association (KCBA)
  • Board of Trustees, Young Lawyers Division (KCBA)
  • Member, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Diversity Committee (WSBA)
  • Future of the Law Institute (FLI)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Edmonds Community College
  • Member, Advisory Board for Washington State Paralegal Education
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, Business Law Section
  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Business Assistance Panel Committee (KCBA)

 

PROJECT FINANCING

Keith Martin

Partner
Chadbourne & Parke, LLP
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Phone: 1+(202) 974-5674

Practice Description

Keith Martin’s principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He is a transactional lawyer who advised 168 companies last year and worked on transactions in the United States and eight foreign countries. He also lobbies Congress and the Treasury Department on policy issues. : Mr. Martin is a frequent speaker. Recent talks include at the annual meeting of the Gulf Coast Power Association in Houston, a biomass project development tutorial in Atlanta, a renewable energy mergers & acquisitions conference in Washington and an ocean energy conference in Washington in April 2009, a solar finance summit in San Diego and a Credit Suisse energy conference in New York in March 2009, the wind finance and investment summit in San Diego and the Tax Executives Institute meeting in Houston in February 2009, a biomass finance conference in Miami in January 2009, a solar finance and investment summit in San Diego and a geothermal workshop in Palm Springs in November 2008, a green business summit in New York, the Solar Power 2008 convention in San Diego, the fall finance conference of the American Wind Energy Association in New York and a tutorial on developing and financing renewable energy projects in San Diego in October 2008, the annual tax meeting of the American Petroleum Institute and the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers in California in September 2008, a solar project development and finance tutorial in San Francisco in July 2008, the Ocean Energy 2008 convention in Galveston and the Global Windpower 2008 convention in Houston in June 2008, the Goldman Sachs annual power and utilities conference in New York in May 2008, and the solar finance and investment summit in San Diego and a global marine energy conference in New York in April 2008. 

Activities and Affiliations

Speaker: Mr. Martin is a frequent speaker. Recent talks include at the annual meeting of the Gulf Coast Power Association in Houston, a biomass project development tutorial in Atlanta, a renewable energy mergers & acquisitions conference in Washington and an ocean energy conference in Washington in April 2009, a solar finance summit in San Diego and a Credit Suisse energy conference in New York in March 2009, the wind finance and investment summit in San Diego and the Tax Executives Institute meeting in Houston in February 2009, a biomass finance conference in Miami in January 2009, a solar finance and investment summit in San Diego and a geothermal workshop in Palm Springs in November 2008, a green business summit in New York, the Solar Power 2008 convention in San Diego, the fall finance conference of the American Wind Energy Association in New York and a tutorial on developing and financing renewable energy projects in San Diego in October 2008, the annual tax meeting of the American Petroleum Institute and the annual meeting of the Independent Energy Producers in California in September 2008, a solar project development and finance tutorial in San Francisco in July 2008, the Ocean Energy 2008 convention in Galveston and the Global Windpower 2008 convention in Houston in June 2008, the Goldman Sachs annual power and utilities conference in New York in May 2008, and the solar finance and investment summit in San Diego and a global marine energy conference in New York in April 2008.

Publications

Editor: Project Finance NewsWire, and a contributing editor of International Tax Report, Practical US/International Tax Strategies and Natural Gas &
Electricity magazine.

Author: He is the author of more than 130 articles and book chapters. Recent papers include:

• “Calculating How Much Tax Equity Can Be Raised”, Project Finance NewsWire, June 2008
• “Master Limited Partnerships”, Project Finance NewsWire, March 2006
• “Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy,” distributed by the Solar Energy Industries Association, January 2006 and updated in October 2008
• “Financing Pollution Control,” Project Finance NewsWire, October 2005
• “Tax Break for Repatriated Earnings”, Project Finance NewsWire, February 2005
• “Canadian Income Funds,” Project Finance NewsWire, December 2003
• “Tax Issues in Project Sales,” Project Finance NewsWire, February 2003
• “Tax Issues and Incentives for Wind Power Projects,” Project Finance NewsWire, December 2002
• “Potential Effects of Invading Iraq”, Project Finance NewsWire, October 2002
• “Corporate Inversions,” International Tax Review, May 2002
• “Storm Over Argentina”, Project Finance NewsWire, February 2002
• “Fallout from Enron,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2002
• “Municipal Power Deals,” Project Finance Monthly, February 2001
• “Latest Tax Angles for Latin American Projects,” Practical Latin American Tax Strategies, September 1999
• “Cross Border Leasing,” Proceedings, EEI Tax School, July 1997
• “Beware the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” International Commercial Litigation, October 1996
• “Calculating How Much Tax Equity Can Be Raised”, Project Finance NewsWire, June 2008
• “Master Limited Partnerships”, Project Finance NewsWire, March 2006
• “Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy,” distributed by the Solar Energy Industries Association, January 2006 and updated in
October 2008
• “Financing Pollution Control,” Project Finance NewsWire, October 2005
• “Tax Break for Repatriated Earnings”, Project Finance NewsWire, February 2005
• “Canadian Income Funds,” Project Finance NewsWire, December 2003
• “Tax Issues in Project Sales,” Project Finance NewsWire, February 2003
• “Tax Issues and Incentives for Wind Power Projects,” Project Finance NewsWire, December 2002
• “Potential Effects of Invading Iraq”, Project Finance NewsWire, October 2002
• “Corporate Inversions,” International Tax Review, May 2002
• “Storm Over Argentina”, Project Finance NewsWire, February 2002
• “Fallout from Enron,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2002
• “Municipal Power Deals,” Project Finance Monthly, February 2001
• “Latest Tax Angles for Latin American Projects,” Practical Latin American Tax Strategies, September 1999
• “Cross Border Leasing,” Proceedings, EEI Tax School, July 1997
• “Beware the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” International Commercial Litigation, October 1996 Practice Areas

Education

• Wesleyan University, B.A., 1974
• The George Washington University, J.D., 1977
• The London School of Economics, M.S., 1978

Professional Background

• Legislative Assistant, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Washington), 1974-1977
• Counsel, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York), 1979-1982
• Joined Chadbourne & Parke LLP in 1983 as a partner

Admissions

• 1978 District of Columbia
• 1985 New York

PROJECT CONSULTING

Renewable Energy – K.R. Saline & Associates (KRSA)

K.R. Saline &Associates (KRSA) is uniquely qualified to provide consulting services to the renewable energy industry. Renewable developers can rely on KRSA’s understanding of all phases of the development process, and its excellent relationships with local and federal transmission providers. KRSA’s experts have decades of experience with major utilities and the company has significant experience with solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind and hydro generation projects. Services provided to these projects include technical studies and the identification of permitting requirements for: large utility scale projects of hundreds of megawatts; smaller photovoltaic distributed generation projects; and micro hydropower projects. KRSA provides consulting services to assess the feasibility of projects and to assist clients in conducting due diligence inquiries regarding critical issues, both technical and regulatory. KRSA can assist clients in responding to utility-issued Requests for Proposal for renewable energy by providing strategic advice regarding interconnection and transmission service.

KRSA is actively involved in the regional transmission planning arenas at both the WECC and WestConnect levels and is well informed regarding planned and conceptual transmission lines in the region. The company monitors transmission corridor planning by governmental and non governmental agencies and federal and state initiatives, and policy issues of interest to the renewable energy industry. The company’s knowledge of existing, planned and conceptual transmission lines, corridor planning, and renewable energy policy enables it to provide individual, customized assessments of the feasibility of a specific renewable energy project.

Local Government Practice Group

K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC (KRSA). assembled a diverse group of professionals for its local government practice group. Members come from local government, state government, and private industry, and bring a wide variety of experiences to the challenges facing local governments today. While KRSA has particular expertise and focus in areas related to energy, its capabilities extend to many other needs of local governments.

For more information about K.R. Saline & Associates, please visit its website: www.krsaline.com