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Joseph Tato regularly represents project sponsors, equity investors, financial institutions, and governments in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, LNG, renewables, water, mining, and other infrastructure projects in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

He also represents sponsors and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and workouts.

Recognized as a leading practitioner in Project Development and Finance by Chambers USA, clients note, “He has great business judgement, provides great legal advice and is a great lawyer.”

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director, Cameroon Enterprises, LLC (an agri-business company) (2015-ongoing)
  • Steering Committee, US-South Africa Business Forum (2010-ongoing)
  • Director, Covanta Energy Corporation (formerly Ogden Corporation), NYSE Listed (2000-2004)
  • Assistant Secretary and Counsel to the Board of Directors of SITA USA, a subsidiary of SUEZ (1996-1999)
  • Chambers Global, Projects and Energy; Foreign Expert- Africa-wide
  • Chambers USA, Projects
  • Honoree, IFLR 1000 Leading Lawyers - Highly Regarded
  • Mr. Tato was honored at the 2018 Africa Energy Forum for his more than 20 years of leading private investment in the energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was one of only six lawyers among the 32 private sector individuals receiving this award. The awards were announced at the plenary session of the Africa Energy Forum and those receiving awards were nominated by their energy sector peers.
  • Legal 500 US
  • Legal 500 Latin America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides