Edward Zaelke

Partner, Global co-head Energy & Project Finance

McDermott Will & Emery


Ed Zaelke is the global co-head of the Energy & Project Finance Practice. He focuses on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With 30+ years of experience, he advises on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, tax credit monetization, M&A, PPAs, equipment purchase and sale agreements, EPC contracts and BTAs. Ed has served on many of the largest and most significant transactions in the industry. He also authors and speaks prolifically about various topics in the renewable energy industry and teaches Renewable Energy Project Finance at UCLA Law School.