Catherine E. Danz
Catherine Danz represents clients in diverse real estate matters, including financing, development, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, workouts and reorganizations.


Ms. Danz has advised various clients with respect to secured and unsecured loans, lines of credit and construction loan facilities with an emphasis on advising lenders and borrowers in connection with project financing in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Representations include:   

  • SunEdison, Inc. in connection with numerous solar projects, including the development and financing of the 190 MW Comanche solar project in Colorado;
  • Pattern Wind in connection with the acquisition and financing of the 201 MW Post Rock and 150 Lost Creek wind projects;
  • All Aboard Florida, a unit of Fortress Investment Group LLC, in connection with the issuance of $405 million of bonds for the construction of a high-speed railway and passenger rail facilities along Florida’s eastern coast;
  • K Road Moapa Solar in connection with its site control, development and sale of a 250 MW PV generating facility, which when complete will be the world’s largest solar facility built on tribal land;
  • J. C. Penney Company, Inc. in connection with its five-year $2.25 billion senior secured term loan credit facility;
  • First Solar, Inc. in its development, financing and sale of more than $4 billion in solar PV to various buyers, including affiliates of NRG, Exelon Corporation, General Electric, NextEra Energy Inc. and MidAmerican Energy Holdings;
  • SolarReserve, LLC in the development and financing of the 100 MW Crescent Dunes Tonopah solar project;
  • General Electric in the financing of natural gas peaker plants and associated improvements located in northern and central Illinois; and
  • Credit Suisse in connection with a construction loan for ethanol production facilities in downstate Illinois.



  • J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2001
  • B.S., Bradley University, 1998


  • Illinois

Catherine E. Danz