In September 2015, John Kirkwood joined Faegre Baker Daniels as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice and national energy and natural resources industry team in the Indianapolis north side office.
As part of his practice at FaegreBD, Kirkwood assists developers, investment banks and governmental entities in securing debt and equity financing for the industrial biotech industry, including biofuels, renewable chemicals and related low-carbon clean energy, and bio-based products. He also represents companies, investment banks and governmental entities in all aspects of public finance matters.
Kirkwood represents nationally recognized alternative energy and renewable chemical companies as well as investment banks, senior lenders, junior lenders and equity providers in finance transactions for the alternative energy and renewable chemical industries. He has advised ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, green diesel, green jet, waste-to-energy, hydroelectric, solar, renewable chemical developers and their investment banks in raising more than $4 billion of equity and debt to develop alternative energy and renewable chemical facilities.
Kirkwood’s move to the firm was covered by several biotech industry publications including Global Energy News, Biofuels Digest, Biofuels Journal and l legal publications, American Lawyer and Indiana Lawyer.