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Sr Tax Counsel

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Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

We are seeking a Sr. Tax Attorney to become a member of our Tax Planning team to support NextEra Energy’s financings, joint ventures and restructurings, with a view to optimizing taxes. Our in-house tax department is a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a background in partnership tax, private equity and/or M&A transactions and will be comfortable modeling the cash and U.S. GAAP tax treatment of transactions.


Professional Experience

  • Strong transactional tax background (focused on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures) and (i) working primarily with the rules in Subchapter K; (ii) structuring and documenting complex financings and joint venture transactions; (iii) preparing tax memoranda, opinions, and ruling requests; (iv) reviewing transaction documents and drafting tax provisions contained therein; (v) developing, reviewing and commenting on the tax aspects of financial models; and (vi) supporting critical business operations and various projects/workstreams
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to coordinate effectively with various subject matter specialists and proactively support the business
  • 5+ years of experience preferred working on M&A tax issues at an AmLaw 100 law firm or in the M&A group or Washington National Tax office of a "Big 4" public accounting firm
  • Energy industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint

Job Overview

Employees in this job drive value by providing support to the organization with respect to tax aspects of pending acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures, with a view to optimize taxes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of various worldwide tax projects, including analyzing relevant tax law for tax planning transactions;  working with foreign and domestic tax advisors to understand relevant tax rules; partnering with multiple business units to understand both domestic and foreign tax implications; and reviewing financial models to illustrate the tax consequences of various alternatives
  • Work with Governmental Affairs, Investor Relations, and Communications to promote the Company's legislative priorities and assist with communications
  • Communicate complex technical tax issues to Senior Management and internal/external stakeholders
  • Negotiate, draft and review tax provisions in deal documents
  • Prepare and review technical tax memoranda 
  • Manage and develop team members
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Experience: 8+ years
  • Member in Good Standing of State Bar

Preferred Qualifications

  • LLM - Master of Laws


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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