Adam M. Giuliano

Adam Giuliano’s practice focuses on the procurement, financing, construction, operations and maintenance of transportation and infrastructure projects.  He has experience advising agencies, investors, contractors, and lenders.  His past experience includes work on matters involving interstate highways, roads and bridges, parking, transit, commuter rail and high-speed rail, airports, ports, water and wastewater, schools, telecommunications, energy and power generation, renewables, and natural resources.  He has also represented clients on matters related to the governance, sale, and acquisition of project companies and infrastructure investment vehicles.

Adam has particular expertise advising on the use of alternative project delivery methods including public-private partnerships (P3 / PPP) and design-build contracting.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Adam worked at a nonprofit foundation concentrating on economic and community development in Newark, New Jersey.

Representative Experience

Transportation and Other Infrastructure (excluding energy)

Currently represents or previously represented:

  • NJ TRANSIT in connection with the trans-Hudson River Gateway Program
  • The City of Chicago in connection with the O’Hare Express System project being procured as a P3 project
  • The Chicago Transit Authority on the Red and Purple Line Modernization project as a design-build procurement
  • The Colorado Department of Transportation in the procurement of an availability payment P3 project for the Central 70 project
  • The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in connection with the Mount Vernon Viaduct project as a design-build procurement
  • A private P3 developer company in connection with post-closing construction period matters related to the project
  • A small airport authority in connection with the development of approximately 300 acres of off-airport property through a partnership driven model
  • An infrastructure fund in connection with a bid for the Dulles Greenway Concession

Prior to joining the Firm, Adam represented:

  • A bidder on the $1 billion SH 181 Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge project in Texas that combined a design-build model with a gap financing option
  • Together with Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell as his co-counsel, RTD on all aspects of the $2.1 billion EAGLE P3 commuter rail project, the first such project procured as a public-private partnership in the United States
  • The North Central Texas Council of Governments on the development of procurement guidelines for potential P3s
  • The Florida Department of Transportation in connection with the proposed long-term concession and lease of Alligator Alley (I-75) and, separately, the proposed Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project
  • The underwriters to a bidding consortium on the $1.1 billion Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement project that involved the replacement of 558 structurally deficient bridges using a design-build-finance-maintain model
  • A finance party in connection with the San Antonio Vista Ridge water pipeline P3 project
  • A private sector party in connection with the KentuckyWired fiber optic network delivery project that was structured as a P3 using a 63-20 nonprofit public benefit corporation financing
  • 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, 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
  • The existing lenders in connection with the sale of the Montreal Gateway Terminals at the Port of Montreal and associated debt repayment
  • The equity sponsors in connection with a water and wastewater services concession with Bayonne, New Jersey
  • A bidder in connection with the concession and lease of the parking system assets of The Ohio State University

Energy and Natural Infrastructure

Currently represents or previously represented:

  • An infrastructure fund in connection with a bid for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Energy Management project
  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an independent U.S. government agency, on the financing of multiple projects, primarily in the energy sector, in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia
  • A global energy company in connection with diligencing its proposed acquisition of the U.S. operations of an oil and gas commodities trading and physical delivery business
  • An infrastructure fund in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a European biogas business
  • A private equity fund in connection with the sale and acquisition of various power generation facilities, as well as of a gas processing plant

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Law360 MVP Awards, Project Finance (2018)
  • Chambers USA, Projects: PPP – Nationwide (2018)
  • DBIA (Design Build Institute of America), P3 Committee Member (2017–Present)
  • Board Member, NextCity (2017–Present)
  • Chambers USA, Projects: PPP – Nationwide “Up and Coming” (2017)
  • Steering Committee, U.S. Infrastructure Law Forum (2016–Present)
  • 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


33rd Annual AAAE Basics of Airport Law Workshop and 2017 Legal Update
Don't Panic: The Practitioner's Guide to Hot Button Issues in P3s
U.S. Infrastructure Law Forum
Opportunities in the U.S.
Pensions and Infrastructure Fund Managers Roundtable – Unlocking New Sources of Long Term Finance
P3 Breakfast Club
A Deeper Dive into Engineering, Legal and Finance
Governing Magazine's P3 Master Class
A Strategy for Success: Addressing Common Challenges & Mistakes
Governing Magazine's P3 Master Class
New Wave of Financing Models and Strategies
Infocast P3 Infrastructure Summit
Availability Payment P3s: The New American Model
Public Works Financing P3 Club Briefing
Healthy & Green Economic Opportunities for Urban America
Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit
Financing New Projects in the U.S.
Annual American Public Transportation Association Meeting
Mergers and Acquisition Outlook for 2003 in the Americas: Energy and Infrastructure
International Project Finance Association (IPFA) Americas
Global Perspective on Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Financing, Development, and Operation
Leadership New Jersey 2008 Infrastructure Seminar
Frequent guest lecturer at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Introduction
The Marketing Machine: Arts & Urban Renewal in Newark, NJ
Guest Lecturer
Seton Hall University Graduate School


Moving ahead, but where are we headed? The U.S. PPP market in 2013 and beyond
InfraPPP World
Anatomy of a Concession Agreement – A Case Study in Surface Transportation
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Paper Series
40 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 341
7 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice 373
Summer 2005
McPlayground: The Costs and Benefits of the Privatization of Play
The Next American City

Education and Clerkships

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