Jim Duffy – Board Secretary
James F. Duffy is a partner in the Boston office of the national law firm, Nixon Peabody LLP. He serves as the Chair of the firm’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit Team and concentrates his practice on structuring and closing transactions involving federal income tax credits and other significant federal and state income tax incentives, including Production Tax Credits for wind and other forms of renewable energy, Energy Investment Tax Credits for renewable energy, as well as Section 1603 Treasury cash grants in lieu of Energy Investment Tax Credits. His practice also covers New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. He has represented numerous developers, investors, syndicators and lenders in structuring and closing wind, other types of renewable energy and non-energy transactions and is a frequent speaker on tax-oriented investment structures at renewable energy industry conferences and seminars, including conferences sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), EUCI, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC), Power-Gen, the American Bar Association (ABA), Novogradac & Co., The Reznick Group, the Institute for Professional Education and Development (IPED), and many others. He is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations. He has served as the chair of the Equity Finance Committee of the Real Estate Section of the Boston Bar Association and as a member of the Real Estate Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, B.A., summa cum laude (1978), and The Harvard Law School, J.D. (1981). Jim currently serves as DWEA’s Board Secretary.