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Joe Tirone


Joe Tirone represents clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on energy project and infrastructure development and finance. He serves as a leader of the Firm's Energy Transactions team and as chair of the Power and Renewable Energy team.

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Professional Biography

Joe Tirone has more than 30 years of experience in energy project and infrastructure development. He specifically advises clients in the power and renewable energy, oil and gas, biofuels, and transportation sectors.

He has counseled energy-sector clients globally and throughout the U.S. on energy projects relating to financing and building new facilities, negotiating complex EPC contracts and power purchase agreements, selling and acquiring power generation facilities, handling joint U.S. and international ventures, alternative fuel vehicles, EV charging networks, and developing and operating cogeneration and power generation plants. He also advises retail energy suppliers on commercial and regulatory aspects of their businesses.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Joe was a leader of the energy team for a transatlantic law firm that handled projects around the world. He has also served as in-house counsel for a U.S. industry-leading independent power producer.

  • Represented a global energy company regarding the long-term service and maintenance program with the original equipment manufacturer for the largest worldwide fleet of its natural gas-fired combustion turbines.

  • Represented shippers in connection with long-term rail transportation agreements and related matters.

  • Led a team that sold in auction 10 district energy heating and cooling companies in six states representing 238 MW of combined electricity generating 10 million pounds of steam and 72,800 tons of chilled water, with a purchase price of more than $400 million.

  • Counseled developers and other real property owners with respect to rail crossing agreements, easements, and shared facilities agreements with interstate railroad operators.

  • Advised the developer in connection with a portfolio of biofuel production facilities, including the negotiation of project documents with respect to the facilities' offtake, feedstock, technology licensing, construction, operation and financing.

  • Represented a major renewable energy developer in connection with the acquisition and development of a multi-stage utility scale-solar energy generation and storage project.

  • Guided a private equity fund in connection with providing two $100 million mezzanine financing facilities in support of the acquisition, development, and construction of two large combined-cycle natural gas-fired electric generation facilities.

  • Counseled developers and operators of renewable, hydroelectric, natural gas-, and coal-fired generation and cogeneration facilities throughout the U.S. and globally in all aspects of project development, fuel supply and transportation, transmission, power and thermal energy sales and tolling, construction, operation, maintenance, and project finance.

  • Advised energy sector commodities companies in connection with rail transportation arrangements for their commodity trading businesses.

  • Represented a major EV charging station platform in their first rolled-out charging station network in Texas.

  • Board Member – Business Network for Offshore Wind (2019 – Present)
  • Chair – Energy & Environment Committee, British-American Business Association (2019 – Present)
  • Member – Capital Pro Bono 2021 Honor Roll
  • Member – Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Member – Energy Bar Association (EBA)
  • Member – International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's Baltimore Office Pro Bono Award (2022)


  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1992, magna cum laude
    • Senior Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • Loyola College in Maryland, B.B.A., 1989, summa cum laude


  • Maryland, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1994

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