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Mr. Marcus J. Lemon

Nelson Mullins
Former Chief Counsel, FHWA
Contributing Member
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (717) 371-6364
Web Site:

Law School: The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University (1996)

Practice Areas:

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Inspector General of the Pentagon (2002-2003)

Chief Counsel, Federal Highway Administration (2007-2009)

With over 22 years of public-private partnership and project finance experience, Marc Lemon is one of the few practitioners in the U.S. P3 market with experience in transactional, Federal regulatory, and public policy aspects of infrastructure and public-private partnerships. Mr. Lemon is also one of the few practitioners in the U.S. who has experience representing clientele on all three sides of the deal table – owner, developer, and lender. His deal credentials include several projects that are first of their kind in the U.S. market, ranging from $100 million to over $2.5 billion in value.

A former presidentially appointed Chief Counsel to the Federal Highway Administration, Mr. Lemon served as lead advisor to the FHWA Administrator and the Secretary of Transportation on Public-Private Partnerships where he advanced many initiatives in various programs such as TIFIA, private investment at border crossings, the USDOT Credit Council, and creation of what is now the Build America Bureau. His deal credentials include extensive experience with transportation, utility, and social infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience on transportation megaprojects involving highways, bridges, railroads, airports, transit systems, and ports, including extensive work in the TIFIA, PABs, and TIGER Programs.

Mr. Lemon’s utility experience includes extensive work on megaprojects involving energy facilities, fiber optic and telecommunications systems, alternative energy systems, and water and wastewater systems. His social infrastructure experience includes extensive work on megaprojects involving public use buildings, courthouses, schools, military housing, parking garages, and other public development projects that contain a private investment component.

In addition, Mr. Lemon was the Director of the Trump Presidential Transition Team for Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships.

Since returning to the private sector in 2009, Mr. Lemon has served as counsel on multiple first of their kind, landmark P3 transactions, including: (i) the Kentucky Fiber Optic Network P3, the first statewide fiber optic network P3 in the U.S. market and recipient of the Bond Buyer’s “Deal of the Year Award”; (ii) the first local P3 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involving redevelopment of 33 local bridges in a “bundling” project; (iii) the Post-Panamex expansion of the Port of Gulfport’s rail lines using a first-round TIGER Grant; (iv) privatization of distressed assets in the City of Harrisburg under special state authority; (iv) P3s involving private operation of air traffic control towers; and (v) a P3 proposal involving private operation of a state DOT’s Intelligent Transportation System.

Based in Washington, DC and New York (not admitted in New York; supervised by members of the New York Bar), Mr. Lemon’s P3 practice includes extensive representation of:
•Owners and Municipalities
•Bid Teams
•Equity Investors
•Contractors and Subcontractors
•Project Advisors
•Transportation Authorities
•State DOTs
•Energy and Telecommunications Developers

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