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Brandon D. Hadley

Washington, DC Office

Brandon Hadley concentrates his tax practice in debt instruments, financial products, securitization, cross-border investments and tax credit investments. His principal areas of experience include debt capital markets transactions, asset-backed securitization, the structuring of derivatives and hybrid securities, and tax credit investments including tax equity investments in solar projects. Brandon has substantial experience in: (i) complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and related withholding tax issues; (ii) structuring cross-border investments into the United States; and (iii) negotiating tax-related issues with syndicated loans, warehouse lines and credit agreements (including tax indemnification, withholding tax, registration, controlled foreign corporation (CFC) and section 956-related issues with guarantees and collateral, and applicable high-yield debt obligation (AHYDO)-related issues).

Brandon counsels US and offshore issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities. He has provided tax advice for private equity investments in US real estate, performing and non-performing debt instruments, and equity securities.

Brandon is a member of the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group formed by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase access to public capital for solar projects. He focuses on the transaction structures that allow securitization of solar assets to co-exist with the investment by tax credit investors. Brandon also is a member of the truSolar® Working Group's Legal Committee which is developing uniform standards for solar project screening, rating and underwriting.

An advisor to many tax-exempt organizations with respect to US federal tax matters, Brandon provides pro bono services to, and serves on the board of, the Amara Legal Center.

Shown below is a selection of Brandon’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2017, 2019
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Washington, DC, 2015
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2014
Co-author, Tax Rules for Immigration Law Practitioners, What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Brandon D. Hadley


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction
  • JD, American University Washington College of Law
  • BA, School of International Service, American University, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • US Tax Court
  • US Supreme Court


Legal 500
2017, 2019
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Washington, DC, 2015
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award
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  • Structured Finance Industry Group, Legal Counsel and Tax Policy Committees
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Tax Section
  • Amara Legal Center, Board of Directors
  • Solar Energy Finance Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
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