Warren E. Nowlin
Main Practice Areas
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity - Corporate
Infrastructure, Energy & P3
Warren E. Nowlin is a member of Somertons. Warren focuses in the areas of corporate and securities law, international transactions and finance.
Warren represents corporations, financial institutions and investment funds in transactions and strategic planning matters, including M&A, corporate governance, risk management, and debt and equity transactions. He also regularly represents emerging growth companies in their organizational planning, acquisitions and capital funding activities.
An active part of Warren’s practice has involved cross-border transactions, privatizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances in emerging markets. His role has included negotiating organizational, governance and financing documents, working with investment banks, multilateral financing institutions and governmental agencies to secure funding, and contracting for government concessions. His overseas work has also included project financings, particularly in the energy sector, and the restructuring and sale of state-owned enterprises.
Warren has substantial experience structuring and negotiating public-private partnerships, particularly in the water infrastructure and waste-to-energy sectors and also in renewable energy projects. He has represented the public sector in the sale of government assets, in compliance matters involving state P-3 legislation, and in structuring and managing competitive negotiations and RFQ/RFP processes.
He is experienced in the formulation and operation of domestic and off-shore investment funds. Warren has represented a broad range of participants in the private equity, venture capital and hedge fund industry, including fund sponsors, investors and portfolio companies.
Warren also represents business development companies (BDCs), principally in their debt-financing activities. His work in this area focuses on structured finance facilities, through which BDCs obtain additional capital to fund their lending and investing activities.
Warren has worked with pension funds, state retirement systems, endowments, foundations, captive investment subsidiaries and their investment managers and advisers on the formulation and implementation of their investment programs, in the management of special asset classes, and in compliance matters involving fiduciaries. Warren has testified as an expert to the U.S. Congress on laws governing fiduciaries and on matters under congressional investigation.
Warren received a B.S. degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Warren is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, and State of Maryland and is active in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Prior to law school Warren was an officer of J.P. Morgan Chase, N.Y., where he was involved in corporate finance for Fortune 500 corporations.
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