Steinberg, Howard M.

Howard M. Steinberg

Howard Steinberg, recognized as a leading lawyer in project development and finance by Chambers & Partners and IFLR 1000, concentrates on infrastructure transactions. He represents sponsors, lenders, underwriters, multi-lateral agencies, off-takers, suppliers, and contractors, in the development, acquisition, restructuring and privatization of projects around the world. His focus is the contracts related to the business of the projects themselves.

Selected Experience

  • Infrastructure: Includes high speed rail, toll roads, bridges, ports, cargo terminals, parking facilities and airports
  • Power Transmission: Includes high voltage transmission lines (freestanding and submarine)
  • Power Generation: Includes natural gas, HFO, coal, landfill methane, diesel, solar (PV, CSP, rooftop and groundmount), hydro (run of river and dams), geothermal, wind, off-shore wind, compressed-air, pumped storage, biomass, wave, tidal and battery
  • Mining & Metals: Includes copper, gold, lignite and coal
  • Oil & Gas and Petrochecmicals: Includes drilling, upstream, mid-stream, distribution, refining, LNG import and export
  • Pipelines: Includes gas and liquids
  • Water: Includes desalinization, waste water concessions and bottling plants

Selected Publications

  • Author, “Project delays and cost overruns: the professionals speak out” in GpmFirst, August 3, 2015
  • Author of two volume tome, “Understanding and Negotiating EPC Contracts” set for July 2015 release by the UK’s Gower Publishing Limited
  • Co-author, “Security Interests in Renewable Energy Credits” Part I, Vol. 7, No. 1, June 2013; Part II, Vol. 7, No. 4, Dec. 2013; Part III, Vol. 8, No. 1, Feb. 2014 in Energy Law Advisor
  • Co-author, “Brazil – For the Future” in The Principles of Project Finance, May 2012
  • Co-author, “Managing the Powerplant Construction Process” in POWER Magazine, Volume 144 - Number 5, September/October 2000
  • Co-author of “The Life and Death of an Infrastructure Project” in Asia Law & Practice, Chapter 6 “Financing the Deal: Capital Components,” 1995

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Africa Economic Forum, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Annual Power and Alternative Energy Conference, Institute for Energy Law, Houston, Texas
  • IADB Transportation Seminar, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Mexico Renewables Energy Institute for Energy Law, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Public Private Partnerships, American Bar Association, Vancouver, Canada


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1986
  • Columbia College, A.B., 1985, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
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