Senior Policy Advisor
Holland & Knight
Taite R. McDonald is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. McDonald works with energy and clean technology companies to develop and execute strategies for access to government grants, loans and contracts across multiple states and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Ms. McDonald provides counsel to companies seeking millions of dollars of funding and hundreds of millions of dollars in low-cost financing. She advises clients on securing multimillion-dollar procurement contracts and plays a pivotal role in assisting clients to overcome gating obstacles by forging key partnerships with federal agencies and other government-facing bodies. Ms. McDonald also helps companies develop strategies for leveraging public and private financing mechanisms to successfully commercialize innovative energy technologies.
Additionally, Ms. McDonald is a frequent speaker on topics related to renewable energy and government finance and has spoken at dozens of conferences and events, including the BIO World Congress, the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, the Association of Defense Communities Advanced Energy Summit, the Power-Gen International Finance Forum and the Cleantech Group's Global Cleantech 100 Summit.