Mike Recchia advises clients on the US tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions, and debt and equity investments primarily in the energy, infrastructure and real estate industries. He represents public and private companies as well as private equity funds. Previously, Mike advised major financial institutions on the US tax aspects of asset securitizations (including CLOs, REMICs, REITs and CRE-CLOs), structured notes, swaps and other derivatives transactions.
Mike is a member of the New Jersey Composting Council and Sustainable Jersey City, nonprofits focused on environmental stewardship and renewable energy.
Recent Notable Matters
Sol Systems — minority investment from KKR to scale Sol Systems’ Impact + Infrastructure approach and the formation of a strategic partnership with a commitment from KKR of up to $1 billion to acquire shovel-ready solar development projects
Sixth Street — $700 million acquisition of equity interests in joint venture owning various energy products pipelines and related logistics assets
DT Midstream — $750 million revolving credit facility and $1 billion term loan B, in connection with its spin-off from DTE Energy Company, as borrower
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — proposed $1.225 billion acquisition of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, a natural gas pipeline and storage joint venture between Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Crestwood Equity Partners LP
Sabalo Energy, LLC — $715 million sale of Midland Basin assets to Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. — acquisition of Prime Window Systems, LLC
Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — joint venture with Infiniti Energy Services to form Infiniti Energy, LLC, a platform for the development and acquisition of Commercial and Industrial solar assets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions
Publications and Speeches
“NJ's Food Waste Recycling Mandate for Businesses: Creating a Sustainable Food Eco-System,” New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, June 2021.
“Ask the Experts: Composters Technical Expertise,” NYS Organics Summit, April 2021.
“Transition From IBOR to Alternative Rates Avoid Tax Under Proposed Regulations,” Journal of Taxation of Investments, 2020.
Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey