John G. Klauberg


John Klauberg is co-head of Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Utilities, Power and Pipelines Global Industry Sector Group, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Klauberg has practiced with the firm for almost 25 years and has been a partner since 1990. During most of this time, Mr. Klauberg has provided advice on the structuring and implementation of transactions in the electric power and gas sector, including: mergers and restructurings of regulated utilities; acquisitions and dispositions of power plants and leases of generating and transmission facilities and similar “utility-type” properties; formation and restructurings of independent power project partnerships, including the negotiation and structuring of power purchase and sale agreements; and large-scale structured wholesale and retail power purchase and sale transactions. Mr. Klauberg has significant experience in transactions involving both regulated utilities and unregulated companies in the electric and gas markets, including power trading companies (on both the wholesale and retail level), exempt wholesale generators and qualifying facilities and has been actively engaged in transactions involving the purchase and sale of energy assets and contracts arising out of some of the largest bankruptcies in the energy sector. Mr. Klauberg represents numerous parties in renewable and alternative energy transactions, including wind, nuclear, solar and biomass, including acquisitions and divestitures and structured transactions, typically including long-term power purchase and sale and/or fuel supply agreements. Over the past few years, he has handled numerous development and acquisition transactions in the renewable and alternative energy area, particularly involving wind plants, involving facilities and off-take agreements for over 500 MW of installed capacity. Both Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf and Mr. Klauberg have received the highest rankings from Chambers U.S.A. (Band 1) for energy transactional work (New York) for 2009. Mr. Klauberg was one of four energy transactional lawyers in New York who achieved Band 1 status.

Selected Activities

  • Speaker, annual EXNET Utility Mergers & Acquisitions Symposium and other energy industry conferences and seminars


  • New York University School of Law, 1984, LL.M.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1981, J.D., Law Review: Law & Policy in International Business
  • Hamilton College, 1978, B.A., Honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Claims Court