Gregory F. Jenner

Gregory F. Jenner
Washington, D.C.
P: 202.398.1794
Minneapolis, MN
P: 612.373.8857

About Greg

Greg Jenner is head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, a partner in the tax practice group and a past co-chair of the firm’s energy team. Before returning to Stoel Rives in 2008, Greg served as both Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Tax Policy (2004) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy (2002‑2004). As Acting Assistant Secretary, Greg directed the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy, which is responsible for providing the Administration with policy analysis, advice and recommendations relating to all aspects of domestic and international issues of federal taxation.

In addition to his service at Treasury, Greg began his tenure in Washington as Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (1985‑1989), where he was proud to help write the Tax Reform Act of 1986, among other pieces of tax legislation.

In his years in private practice, Greg has had broad experience in virtually all federal tax matters, with particular focus on planning and implementing complex tax-related transactions, partnerships and joint ventures. At Stoel Rives, Greg has increasingly focused on planning for renewable energy projects. Greg is a frequent speaker on renewable energy tax planning, agriculture tax issues, and tax and budget policy and has successfully represented taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies, in both audit and litigation.

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Honors & Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Member, American Bar Association (Taxation Section: former Vice Chair for Communications; Council Director; and former Chair of the Corporate Tax Shelter Task Force and Government Relations Committee)
  • Adjunct Professor, Taxation, University of Minnesota Law School
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

Greg has been a frequent speaker on current and continuing legal education topics, including numerous appearances on CNN, C-Span, NBC Nightly News, CNBC and Fox News. Recent examples include:

  • Panelist, "The New Treasury Agenda: What Direction Now?," Bloomberg BNA “After the Election: Tax Overhaul for 2017?" briefing, Washington, DC, Nov. 2016 
  • Panelist, “Financing in an Uncertain World: Commercialization and Financing Structures for Renewables,” 4th Annual Conference on New Developments in Renewable Energy in the Midwest, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 2012
  • Speaker, “Solar Markets: Maximizing Returns and Opportunities in a Changing Landscape” Reznick Group Seminar, Dana Point, CA, May 2012
  • Moderator, “A Primer on Economics, Tax Credits and PPAs for Wind and Solar Projects,” Wind, Solar and Storage CLE, Austin, Texas, Feb. 2012
  • Panelist, “Capitalization Strategies in Challenging Financial Environment,” 2012 Pacific West Biomass Conference, San Francisco, California, Jan. 2012
  • Panelist, “Making the Most of Federal Incentives,” Southeast Biomass Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 2011
  • Panelist, “Impact of U.S. Policy Uncertainty on Wind Power Investment and Emerging Legislative Trends,” Wind Power Project Financing and Risk: Risk Management and Deal Structuring for Maximum Return, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 2011
  • Faculty, “In-Depth Tax Planning for Renewable Energy Projects,” EUCI, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 2011
  • Presenter, NHA Alaska Regional Meeting, Girdwood, Arkansas, Aug. 2011
  • “Commercialization and Financing Structures: What Will Future Deals Look Like?,” Renewable Energy in the Midwest States: New Policy, Business and Legal Developments, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug. 2011
  • Speaker, “Section 1603-Qualifying for 2011 & Planning for the Future,” Webinar, Aug. 2011
  • “Planning for Renewable Tax Incentives in 2011 and Beyond,” Biomass ‘11, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jul. 2011
  • Presenter, “Using Corn Stover for Energy at Ethanol Plants,” University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, Jul. 2011
  • Panelist, “Tax Equity Financing for Renewables,” Stoel Rives LLP Webinar, Mar. 2011
  • “Planning for Section 1603 and Beyond 2010,” Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2011, Tampa, Florida, Mar. 2011
  • Moderator, “Tax Equity Investors’ Perspectives on the Wind Power Market,” Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, California, Feb.2011
  • “1603 and Beyond: Planning for Renewable Incentives After 2010,” Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show, Seattle, Washington, Jan. 2011
  • Telebriefing, Section 1603 Cash Grants for Renewable Energy Projects, Dec. 14, 2010
  • Moderator, “What is the Best Way to Develop the North American PV Market?,” PV Power Plants 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 2010
  • Presenter, “Renewable Energy Project Financing,” Utah Renewable Energy Business Summit, Sandy, Utah, Nov. 2010
  • Presenter, “‘Beginning Construction’ and ‘Placed in Service’ Under the ITC Grant,” WINDPOWER® 2010 Conference & Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, May 2010
  • Speaker, “State and Federal Incentives and Investments,” Innotech’s 3rd Annual Energy Technology Track, Portland, Oregon, May 6, 2010
  • Speaker, “Possible Changes for 1603 Grants and Taxes in 2010: The Effects on the Renewable Energy Industry and Otherwise,” RETECH 2010 Side Event, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2010
  • Panelist, “What’s the Most Efficient and Effective Strategy for Financing Renewable Energy Projects?,” E3 2009 (the Midwest’s Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference), St. Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 2009
  • Speaker, “Energy Tax Issues and Planning,” Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants Tax Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 2009
  • Speaker, “Tax Policy and Budget Update,” Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants Tax Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 2009
  • Speaker, “The Stimulus Bill: Structured Tax Incentives,” Stoel Rives LLP Stimulus Bill Webinar, Nov. 2009
  • Moderator, “Lenders’ Response to the Stimulus Bill,” Infocast Post-Stimulus Renewable Finance Summit, May 2009
  • Speaker, “Overview of Stimulus Bill Renewable Finance Provisions,” Infocast Post-Stimulus Renewable Finance Summit Workshop, May 2009
  • Speaker, “Structuring Wind Energy Projects in the (Brave) New World,” ABA/ACORE Renewable Energy Teleconference Series, May 2009
  • Speaker, “Renewable Energy Project Initiatives Under the Stimulus Bill,” Lorman Education Resources Webinar, May 2009
  • Panelist, “Tax and Project Finance Structuring Issues for Renewable Energy Projects,” EUCI Law of Renewable Energy Web Conferences, Apr. 2009
  • Speaker, “Four Primary Ways the Stimulus Bill Will Impact the U.S. Wind & Biofuels Industries,” Biofuels Journal/Wind Today Webinar Series, Apr. 2009
  • Panelist, “Wind Power: Today’s Big Energy Alternative,” 3rd Annual ThinkGreen Conference: A Clean Technology & Alternative Energy Forum, Mar. 2009


  • Contributor, "Is Tax Law the Most Efficient Way To Promote Sustainable Energy?," The Star Forum tax notes, Dec. 2016
  • “Tax Issues,” The Law of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, 2011 (formerly The Law of Ocean and Tidal Energy)

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