Young is a lawyer in the Energy and Infrastructure Group who focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).

Young focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).  She has been involved in many of the largest U.S. PPP transactions that have achieved financial close in the past several years.

She represents sponsors, lenders and other investors in the development, construction and financing of infrastructure projects in the United States.

  • Young has been involved in many of the U.S. PPP transactions that have achieved financial close over the past several years. The following are some of her notable engagements.

    • The Port Authority of NY & NJ in the redevelopment of the Hudson River underwater rail crossings and associated infrastructure (Gateway Project) currently in the preliminary stages of development and financing, including possible RRIF/TIFIA funding.
    • The Port Authority of NY & NJ in connection with the procurement for the privatization of the Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia Airport. The project will include the demolition and replacement of the existing terminal and operations and maintenance of the new terminal for a leased term. (2016)
    • IFM Investors Pty Ltd in its $5.72 billion acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of ITR Concession Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Statewide Mobility Partners, a Cintra / Macquarie joint venture. (2015)
    • The sponsors for the I-95 HOV/HOT Lanes Project in Virginia, financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds (2012).
    • The sponsors for the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/Martin Luther King Freeway Extension Project in Virginia, financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds and by a TIFIA Loan (2012).
    • The sponsors for a concession granted by the Regional Transportation District for the construction, financing and operation of a commuter rail network in the Denver metropolitan area (2010). The project was financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds.
    • The underwriters for the tax-exempt private activity bond financing for the North Tarrant Express Facility in Texas, the first PPP project in the U.S. financed by unwrapped bond debt (2009).
    • The sponsors for the development, construction and financing of the Capital Beltway HOT Lanes in Virginia, involving the largest private equity investment to date in a U.S. greenfield toll road project and the first use of tax-exempt private activity bond financing for a transportation facility under authorization granted by the 2006 federal transportation act (Project Finance Magazine 2008 "Americas’ Overall Project Finance Deal of the Year" and 2008 "North American Bond Deal of the Year;" Infrastructure Journal 2008 "Transportation Deal of the Year;" and The Bond Buyer 2008 "Non-Traditional Deal of the Year").
    • The mandated lead arrangers supporting a consortium bidding on the acquisition and operation of the Chicago Parking Meters (2008)
    • The mandated lead arrangers for the financing of the acquisition and operation of the largest portfolio of FBO airport facilities in the United States (2007).
    • The sponsor for the acquisition and financing of the Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia (International Financial Law Review 2006 "Americas’ Project Finance Deal of the Year") and for the TIFIA refinancing of term debt and financing of an expansion of the project (2007).
    • The mandated lead arrangers for the financing of the Chicago Skyway concession and lease transaction (Project Finance magazine 2004 "North American Transport Deal of the Year") and of mandated lead arrangers for subordinated debt placement upon the bond financing (International Financial Law Review 2005 "Project Finance Deal of the Year").
    • The mandated lead arrangers for the financing of the construction and operation of SR125 in San Diego County, California (Project Finance magazine 2003 "North American Transport Deal of the Year"), the first major greenfield PPP in the United States, which opened for commercial operation November 2007.

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