June 5, 2020

Marcus J. Lemon

Marc Lemon is an infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and capital markets attorney who represents developers, owners, and lenders in infrastructure and public-private partnership (P3) projects. He is one of the few practitioners in the U.S. market with experience in transactional, federal regulatory, and public policy aspects of infrastructure and public-private partnerships.  He is also one of the few practitioners in the U.S. who has represented clientele on all three sides of the deal table – owner, developer/concessionaire, and lender. Mr. Lemon’s deal credentials include several “first-of-their-kind” projects in the U.S. ranging in value from $100 million to over $5 billion.

A former presidentially appointed Chief Counsel to the Federal Highway Administration, Mr. Lemon served as lead advisor to the FHWA Administrator and the Secretary of Transportation on Public-Private Partnerships where he advanced many initiatives in various programs such as TIFIA, private investment at border crossings, the USDOT Credit Council, and creation of what is now the Build America Bureau. His deal credentials include extensive experience with both transportation and social infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience on transportation megaprojects involving highways, bridges, railroads, airports, transit systems, and ports, including extensive work in the TIFIA, PABs, and TIGER Programs.

Mr. Lemon’s social infrastructure and utility infrastructure experience includes extensive work on megaprojects involving energy facilities, including pipelines, transmission, storage and refinement facilities, fiber optic and telecommunications systems and networks, public use buildings, courthouses, schools, military housing, alternative energy systems and facilities, water and wastewater systems, parking garages, and other public development projects that contain a private investment component. In addition, Mr. Lemon was the Director of a Presidential Transition Team for Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships and led the USDOT Landing Team.

Since returning to the private sector in 2009, Mr. Lemon has served as counsel on multiple first-of-their-kind, landmark P3 transactions, including: (i) the Kentucky Fiber Optic Network P3, the first statewide fiber optic network P3 in the U.S. market and recipient of the Bond Buyer’s “Deal of the Year Award”; (ii) the first local P3 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involving redevelopment of 33 local bridges in a “bundling” project; (iii) the Post-Panamex expansion of the Port of Gulfport’s rail lines using a first round TIGER Grant; (iv) privatization of distressed assets in the City of Harrisburg under special state authority; (iv) P3s involving private operation of air traffic control towers; and (v) a P3 proposal involving private operation of a state DOT’s Intelligent Transportation System.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Marcus J. Lemon