Adam M. Giuliano

Adam Giuliano’s practice focuses on the procurement, construction, operations, maintenance, funding, and financing of infrastructure projects and related transactions.  

Adam’s experience spans: surface transportation (e.g. roads, transit and rail, bridges and tunnels); airports; ports; water and wastewater; schools; social infrastructure / government facilities; transit-oriented development; telecom; energy and power generation; renewables; and natural resources.  

Adam regularly advises clients on alternative project delivery methods such as public-private partnerships (P3 / PPP) and design-build. In addition, Adam leads the firm’s Major Project, P3, and Alternative Delivery practice.

Prior to joining the Firm, Adam was a New York-based Counsel at a global law firm based in London. Prior to his legal career, Adam worked at a nonprofit focused on economic and community development in Newark, New Jersey.

Representative Experience

Transportation Infrastructure Projects

  • Represent New York’s MTA Construction & Development in connection with its design-build program including procurement of a multi-station design-build-maintenance ADA accessibility station upgrade project
  • Represent NJ TRANSIT in connection with the trans-Hudson River Gateway Program and the Portal North Bridge project
  • Represent the Jacksonville Transportation Authority on the autonomous vehicle system “Ultimate Urban Circulator” program including procurement of the Phase I project, the Bay Street Innovation Corridor
  • Represent the City and County of Denver in connection with the National Western Center “Triangle” project as a hybrid design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) P3
  • Represent the City and County of Honolulu in connection with an availability payment procurement for the Honolulu Rapid Transit System
  • Represent the Colorado Department of Transportation on procurement and implementation of the availability payment Central 70 interstate highway P3 project
  • Represent the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in connection with a design-build-operate-maintain autonomous vehicle / tunnel transit connector to Ontario airport
  • Advised the City of Chicago in connection with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company’s O’Hare Express System project
  • Represented the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in connection with a design-build project to replace an aging viaduct over an active rail yard
  • Represented the Chicago Transit Authority on the Red and Purple Line Modernization design-build project—the largest such project in the Authority’s history
  • Represent the private development company in connection with construction period matters related to the LaGuardia Central Terminal (Terminal B) P3 project
  • Represented a global toll road management company in connection with a bid for the Dulles Greenway Concession
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Adam represented:
    • Together with the Firm as co-counsel, RTD on all aspects of the $2.1 billion EAGLE P3 commuter rail project
    • The underwriters to a bidding consortium on the $1.1 billion Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement project to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges using a P3 model
    • A bidder on the $1 billion SH 181 Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge project in Texas, which combined a design-build model with a gap financing option
    • Consortia in connection with bids for various greenfield P3 surface transportation projects in the United States, including the Presidio Parkway project, the Goethals Bridge Redevelopment project, the Knik Arm Crossing Bridge project, and the Illiana Expressway projects
    • Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. in connection with the acquisition and management of toll road concessions in the United States and Latin America, including PR-22
    • The existing lenders in connection with the sale of the Montreal Gateway Terminals at the Port of Montreal and associated debt repayment

Energy, Water, and Natural Resource Projects

  • Advised a privately held energy company in connection with the sale of a power facility to a large utility company
  • Represented a European infrastructure fund in connection with a bid for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Energy Management project
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Adam represented:
    • A power sector focused private equity fund in connection with the diligence, sale, and acquisition of multiple domestic power generation facilities
    • An infrastructure fund in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a European biogas business
    • A lender in connection with issues related to the San Antonio Vista Ridge water pipeline P3 project
    • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an independent U.S. government agency, on the financing of projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Member, NYC Bar Association Construction Law Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Associate Member, NYC Bar Association Transportation Law Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Board Member, NextCity (2017–Present)
  • DBIA (Design Build Institute of America), P3 Committee Member (2017–Present)
  • Steering Committee, U.S. Infrastructure Law Forum (2016–Present)
  • Chambers USA, Projects: PPP – Nationwide (2018-2021)
  • Member, National Council of Public-Private Partnerships Legal Institute (2019)
  • Law360 MVP Awards, Project Finance (2018)
  • New York Law Journal, “Rising Star (40 & under)” (May 2014)
  • Recommended in Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor, The Legal 500 (2013–2016)
  • Winner, Grammy Foundation 7th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Essay Competition (2004)
  • Leadership Newark Graduate (2002)

News & Publications


P3s & the Balance (Imbalance?) of Risk Transfer
DBIA Design-Build Conference & Expo 2020
They Bid, They Score! A Discussion of Procurement Selection Processes, Evaluation Criteria, and Scoring Mechanisms
U.S. Infrastructure Law Forum
Addressing Existing Employment Under Airport P3s
P3 Airport Summit
Procurement and Selection Issues
National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Legal Institute Webinar
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J.D., New York University School of Law, 2005
B.A., Yale University, 1999

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


P3 Airport Projects: An Introduction for Airport Lawyers (Second Edition)

P3 Airport Projects: An Introduction for Airport Lawyers