James K. Alford is counsel in the firm’s Washington office. For more than 30 years, James has assisted U.S. and foreign private and public sector clients to design, develop, finance, and implement clean and renewable energy and infrastructure projects, corporate operations and transactions worldwide, with a particular focus on Central and Latin America and Mexico. James was named by Latin America as one of the top 100 lawyers in North America with respect to his Latin America practice and has been recognized by Latin 250 publication as one of the leading business lawyers in Latin America.
James also advises clients on overseas market entry strategies and the legal structures to achieve them, from teaming arrangements and strategic alliances to public-private partnerships, equity joint ventures and stand-alone operations.
As part of his project finance practice, James advises private and public sponsors of international turn-key energy and infrastructure projects on the acquisition of feasibility funds, projects and structured financing, political risk insurance, guarantees, and other financing enhancements from private sources and Washington-based U.S. and multilateral agencies, including the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the Inter-American Investment Corporation.