Mark A. Schlackman

Mark A. Schlackman

Associate, Energy and Infrastructure Projects


Mark Schlackman represents clients in the energy and infrastructure industries in connection with a wide variety of complex commercial transactions related to the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy and infrastructure projects.

His representations include:

  • a private equity firm in the sale of its interests in a power station complex under construction in Nigeria and a wind project in Jamaica;
  • a wholly owned subsidiary of a leading Korean petrochemicals company in connection with its acquisition of convertible preferred stock issued by the developer of a proposed LNG export terminal and related pipeline facilities in Texas;
  • an oil and gas company with operations in Houston in connection with its acquisition of 50,000 acres of oil and gas leases and related assets in Alaska;
  • 8point3 Energy Partners in connection with its $775 million term loan and revolving credit facilities;
  • Arclight Capital in the sale to Carlyle Power Partners of a 50.1 percent interest in Southeast PowerGen, a 2,800 MW portfolio of gas-fired power plants;
  • Enel Green Power North America in its sale to GE Energy Financial Services of an interest in a 760 MW portfolio of wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power projects located in the U.S. and Canada, together with related joint ownership arrangements;
  • First Solar in the:
    • formation and initial public offering of 8point3 Energy Partners, a joint venture “yieldco” formed with SunPower;
    • sale-leaseback of the 20 MW Maryland Solar project;
    • sale of the 11 MW Rancho Seco project to an affiliate of DE Shaw Renewable Investments; and
    • sale to Capital Dynamics of its interests in 8point3 Energy Partners, which owns interests in a 946 MW portfolio of solar energy projects, for $1.7 billion (enterprise value);
  • InterGen in the sale of its Mexico assets and businesses, including six Combined Cycle Gas Turbines projects comprising 2,200 MW and a 155 MW wind farm, to Actis Group for $1.3 billion (enterprise value);
  • Mariah Acquisition in its sale of the Mariah North Wind power project located in Texas to First Reserve;
  • SunEdison, Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with approximately $2 billion in secured corporate credit facilities; and
  • Talen Energy Supply, a Riverstone portfolio company, in a variety of corporate and financing matters.

Prior to joining Skadden’s Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group, Mr. Schlackman served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.



  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011 (summa cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Loyola University New Orleans, 2008


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Lance M. Africk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2011-13)

Mark A. Schlackman

Associate, Energy and Infrastructure Projects