Deborah has been my counsel for a number of matters in the energy business. Because of her deep and varied experiences, she has the keen ability to ask the tough questions upfront that get to the core of the matter if the proposed deal would be able to secure financing in the ever changing credit markets. This skill identifies any gaps that need to be filled and avoids wasting time and legal fees if the project were to be ultimately rejected by the credit markets. I have also employed her on engagements where we were the fuel supplier to an entity that we knew were depending on non-recourse project financing. This was done so that we could avoid being locked into a fuel supply that could be cancelled because the project would not be able to secure construction fiancing.