Greg Johnson specializes in creative approaches to financing and developing infrastructure domestically and internationally. Greg’s clients include public agencies, developers, investment and commercial banks and others in project finance transactions across the country and overseas.

    Greg has participated as counsel in a number of public private partnership projects for highways, airports, water and waste water, military base conversions, national defense facilities, higher education and sports facilities.

    He also serves as bond and underwriters counsel on tax-exempt bond transactions for infrastructure, education, healthcare and housing and other projects.

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    • Special Colorado Counsel and bond counsel to the Jefferson Parkway Authority (Colorado) in connection with the DBFOM development of the Jefferson Parkway.
    • Counsel to the private sector redeveloper of Great Hall Project at Denver International Airport main terminal using a public private partnership arrangement with the City of Denver Department of Aviation.
    • Lenders and finance counsel for a proposed private developer of the Gilcrease Expressway Project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a public private partnership being undertaken by the Oklahoma Tollway Authority.
    • Counsel to OHL in connection with a secondary market bid for the acquisition of the Northwest Parkway (Colorado).
    • Counsel during more than 25 years for the redevelopment of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Hospital into a major healthcare and bioscience research park and the home of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The development is one of the most successful BRAC redevelopment efforts in the country with more than US$7 billion of public and private investment.
    • Counsel to the City of St. Louis in connection with a proposed privatization of Lambert Field, in St. Louis, Missouri, and to the Westchester Airport privatization under the FAA airport privatization pilot program.
    • Finance and lenders counsel for the Automated People Mover Project at LAX for of Barclays Capital Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC as part of the consortium formed by bidding consortium constituted by Aberdeen Global Infrastructure GP II LTD, Acciona Concesiones, S.L., Axium Infrastructure US Inc., Lane Infrastructure, Inc., OHL Infrastructure Inc. and SA People Mover, LLC.
    • Represented the Regional Transportation District (Colorado) in the redevelopment of the Denver Union Station, an award winning P3 transportation and development project.
    • Representation of EGIS Projects, Inc., a major Paris-based international infrastructure group, in various North American tollway projects.
    • Represented private investors and other participants in the P3 redevelopment of several National Laboratories owned by the NNSA and the Department of Energy.
    • Counsel to Skanska-led team, on finance and lender work, as a proponent for the Transform 66 DBFOM public private partnership project in Virginia.
    • Counsel to Skanska-led team, on finance and lender work, as a proponent for the Central 70 DBFOM public private partnership project in Colorado.
    • Counsel to the redeveloper of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC.
    • Counsel to Arrivo, a high technology transportation company developing innovative approaches to highway transportation.
    • Represented private lenders and investors in the P3 development of Coors Field (Denver) and the Broncos Football stadium (Denver).
    • Represented multiple investment banking firms in the financing of the construction and installation of P3 student housing projects for higher education in several states.
    • Representation of the Department of Housing of Puerto Rico in the financing of housing projects owned and operated by the department.
    • Representation of investment banks and other participants in transmission, wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy projects.
    • Representation of national real estate development entity in numerous privatized military family housing projects.

    Education

    • The George Washington University, J.D., high honors, 1976
    • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

    Admissions

    • Colorado
    • District of Columbia
    • Nebraska

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Energy Bar Association
    • Industry Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office\
    • Advisory Council of the Colorado Center for Computational Biology
    • Board of Directors of the Colorado Alliance for Bioengineering
    • Colorado Biotechnology Association
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers

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    • Speaker (with Sallye Perrin of WSP, Stephen Auton-Smith of EY and Jean Pedley of Kiewit Engineering), “Public Agency Forum on P3 Practices,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, April 23-24, 2019.
    • Speaker (with Mark Hutter of Michels Corporation and Stephen Auton-Smith of EY), “Building the Business Case for a Water P3,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, April 23-24, 2019.
    • Speaker (with Deborah Brown of WSP, Terry Burgis of Kiewit Development Company and Lindsay Taylor of Meridiam Corporation), “How to Design a Water P3 – Best Practices in Deal Structuring and Contract Management,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, April 23-24, 2019.
    • Moderator and speaker (with Martin Klepper of Fengate Infrastructure, Lorraine Herson-Jones of the Federal Aviation Administration and Karl Reichelt of AECOM), “Incentivizing Alternative Procurement at Our Nation’s Airports,” Federal Public Private Partnership Conference, Washington DC, November 27-28, 2018.
    • Moderator and speaker (with Dwight Pullen of Skanska Construction, Anne Fletcher of HOK and Louis Wolinetz of WSP), “Innovative opportunities for success driven Airport Operations,” The Airport P3 Summit, San Diego, California, July 23 - 24, 2018.
    • Speaker (with David Schneider of Veolia North America, Stan Williams of Poseidon, Stephen J Auton-Smith of EY Infrastructure, Gil F. Crozes of Carollo, Libby Lloyd of Walsh), “Value Delivery from P3 Partnerships,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, April 3-4, 2018.
    • Moderator and speaker (with Mark Melson of Star America Infrastructure, John Friel of HNTB, Alistair Sawers of Transystems, Mike Fav of Zurich Surety and Jodie Misiak of WSP), “Innovative opportunities for success driven Airport Operations,” P3C Public Private Partnership Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 26-28, 2018.
    • Speaker (with Sanford Stokes of Kiewit Infrastructure, Steve DeWitt of ACS Infrastructure and Kamil Seidl of Star America Infrastructure), “Best Practices for P3 Procurement of Water Infrastructure,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, May 4-5, 2017.
    • Speaker (with Thomas Mulvihill of KeyBank Capital Markets and Richard Distler of Granite Construction), “Risk and Resiliency for P3 Procurement of Water Infrastructure,” The P3 Water Summit, San Diego, California, May 4-5, 2017.
    • Speaker, “Energy for the Future: Public Utilities and the Grid,” ICOSA Magazine Video Production, June 1, 2012.
    • Presenter, “Financing Renewable Energy,” Ecology and Environment, Inc., September 2011.
    • Author, “Project Finance Opportunities in Energy Generation,” Patton Boggs Oil & Gas Newsletter, Issue 2, September 2010.
    • Co-author, “Congress Expands Access to Build America Bonds to Promote Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation,” Patton Boggs Energy and Tax Law Client Alert, March 23, 2010.
    • Contributor, Capital Thinking Radio Show, March 8, 2010.
    • Presenter, “Electronic Transmission: Planning and Permitting For the New Build Out,” Ecology and Environment, Inc., Seminar, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, September 16-19, 2009.
    • Presenter, “The Nuts and Bolts of Stimulus Funding: What Type Applies to Your Business?” Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) Workshop, Denver, Colorado, June 30, 2009.
    • Presenter, “Issues and Opportunities with Mature Military Housing Projects: Due Diligence and Other Issues,” Patton Boggs Bond Buyer Seminar, Washington DC, May 14, 2008.

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