Susan Long, a senior associate in the New York office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Susan's practice focuses on representing lending institutions and sponsors in complex project finance transactions in the U.S. energy and infrastructure sector, including various participants in the renewable energy sector and public private partnerships. 

    Private Equity

    • The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation in connection with a term loan of up to US$125 million to a private equity fund, with investments to be made in Indian companies or companies with a significant presence in or exposure to India.

    U.S. Private-Public Partnerships

    • The sponsor in connection with the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a significant extension to an existing express lanes project in Virginia, financed by tax-exempt private activity bonds (Bond Buyer 2019 Deal of the Year – Public-Private Partnership Financing).
    • The financing parties in providing a private placement in connection with the utilities concession at Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in Pennsylvania.
    • A consortium in its bid to operate and maintain a utilities concession at an Ohio university.
    • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in the redevelopment of the Hudson River underwater rail crossings and associated infrastructure currently in the preliminary stages of development and financing, including possible RRIF/TIFIA funding.
    • A consortium in its bid to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the automated people mover at Los Angeles International Airport.
    • The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development as financing counsel in connection with the redevelopment of the James A. Farley Post Office Building and Annex, including TIFIA funding.
    • A consortium in connection with its bid to design, construct and finance a bridge project in Florida.
    • The sponsors in connection with the design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$2 billion Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds and by a TIFIA Loan (P3 Awards 2016 Best Transport and Aviation Project; IJ Global 2016 North America Rail Deal of the Year).
    • The developer/operator as bond counsel in connection with KentuckyWired, a high-speed, open access fiber optic network across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, financed by a unique tax-exempt structure (Bond Buyer 2015 Deal of the Year; Council of Development Finance Agencies 2015 Excellence in Development Finance Project Award).
    • Consortiums in connection with their bids to design, construct and finance a bridge replacement project and a managed lanes project, respectively, in Texas, both financings structured as a true sale.
    • A consortium in connection with its bid to design, reconstruct/replace, finance, and maintain at least 500 structurally deficient bridges throughout Pennsylvania.
    • A consortium in connection with its bid to construct, finance, operate and maintain the managed lanes project in Florida.
    • The sponsors in connection with the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of multiple express lanes projects in Virginia, each financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds and a TIFIA Loan.
    • The sponsors in connection with the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the commuter rail network in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area, financed in part by tax-exempt private activity bonds.
    • 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 (PFM 2012 North American Toll Road Deal of the Year).
    • The lenders in providing a construction loan to the Presidio Parkway project.

    Other Financings

    • Wellhead Energy and its affiliates in the construction and term loan financing of, and a letter of credit facility for, a 99.3 MW hybrid gas-fired/energy storage plant located in California.
    • The financing parties in providing financing for an investor acquiring a portfolio of toll bridges and roads in Alabama and Michigan.
    • The sponsor in connection with the financing of a US$1.8 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant in Iowa.
    • An investor in its US$5.72 billion acquisition of the concessionaire operating and maintaining the Indiana Toll Road (Project Finance International 2015 Americas Transport Deal of the Year; The M&A Advisor 2015 Distressed Deal of the Year (Over $1B) and M&A Deal of the Year (Over $5B)).
    • The lender in providing a development bridge financing for Freeport LNG in connection with its export LNG liquefaction facility in Texas.

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