Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce the arrival of infrastructure development and finance partner G. Scott Rafshoon, who joins the firm’s Global Corporate Practice, resident in Atlanta. Mr. Rafshoon arrives from Hunton Andrews Kurth.
With a strong focus on social infrastructure projects, Mr. Rafshoon represents clients involved in various public-private partnership (P3) transactions at the local, state and federal levels. He is recognized as an industry authority for his extensive work on P3 transactions involving the privatization and redevelopment of military facilities across the country. Leveraging his decades’ experience with military housing P3s, Mr. Rafshoon frequently counsels clients on negotiating and financing university and other higher education infrastructure projects. His practice also includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance, contracts, joint ventures and commercial lending, with vast experience in selling businesses and assets in the US and internationally.
“Facing a US$2 trillion infrastructure investment deficit, the US is at a crucial intersection in its approach to project procurement, development and finance. With the P3 approach gaining ground, Scott’s extensive experience and expertise, particularly in the social infrastructure space, places us among the leaders in this market,” said Daniel G. Berick, the Americas chair of the Global Corporate Practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott to our team.”
“Scott’s arrival complements our firm’s historic, national public finance commitment to the development and financing of public infrastructure. The trifecta of Scott’s leading P3 social infrastructure practice, and our general P3 and public finance capabilities position us to offer clients a complete array of the services needed to address this nation’s most pressing infrastructure needs,” added D. Bruce Gabriel, co-chair of the Infrastructure Industry Group.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Rafshoon has represented numerous local, state and federal political candidates and officeholders, as well as political action committees. He serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Zaban Paradies Couples Center and is on the board of the Jewish Educational Loan Fund. Mr. Rafshoon is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, where he teaches contract drafting and deal skills.
“Having personally known Scott for more than two decades, he is a true team player whose work ethic, collaborative nature and client-first approach meshes well with our firm values and culture,” said Ann-Marie McGaughey, Atlanta office managing partner. “Scott is highly regarded in the Atlanta business and legal community and will be a key player in our continued growth.”
“Squire Patton Boggs’ leading reputation in infrastructure finance and its unparalleled global platform make this an ideal place to further my practice and play a role in the advancement of the firm’s capabilities in the US P3 sector. I am excited at the opportunity to rejoin several former colleagues here in Atlanta and collaborate with my new colleagues around the world,” said Mr. Rafshoon.