John A. Eliason

John A. Eliason is a partner and business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. He provides tax, legal, and business advice to financial institutions, equity investors, manufacturers, and project developers in the energy sector and is co-chair of the firm’s Energy Industry Team.

Mr. Eliason regularly represents clients participating in wind, solar, and other renewable energy transactions that rely on tax and other federal and state incentives such as investment tax credits, production tax credits, bonus depreciation, and other government incentive programs. He helps clients maximize benefits available through the use of sale-leasebacks, flip partnerships, and other tax-driven structures. Mr. Eliason also regularly represents energy clients in front of both the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Eliason began his legal career in the New York office of Hunton and Williams, where his practice focused on the tax side of cross-border leveraged lease transactions. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Eliason co-founded an information management company based in Austin, Texas and was a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Investment Funds & Investment Management, 2) Real Estate, 3) Taxation and 4) Transactional & Securities
Law School Washington and Lee University School of Law
Admitted Year 1999
Education The University of Texas at Austin. (B.A)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Columbia, New York and Texas.
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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