Epstein, Paul J.

Paul J. Epstein

Counsel
Paul Epstein is counsel in the Project Development & Finance Group of Shearman & Sterling. He represents corporations, funds and other financial and public and private institutions in complex financings, focusing on project and acquisition financings in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors, both domestically and internationally. Paul has significant experience representing lenders and sponsors in projects procured on a public private partnership (P3) basis. He has been identified as a P3 industry expert and was selected to serve on a distinguished panel of judges for the P3 Bulletin P3 Awards 2014 and 2015.

Selected Experience

  • Designated lenders’ and underwriters’ counsel in connection with the financing of the $5.7 billion acquisition of ITR Concession Company LLC, the concessionaire and operator under a 75-year concession and lease of the Indiana Toll Road, a 157-mile (253 km) toll road in northern Indiana
  • United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), in connection with the extension of a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the I-77 HOT Lanes Project in North Carolina
  • United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) in connection with the extension of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans for the US 36 Managed Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit Project in Colorado
  • SG Americas Securities, LLC as sole lead arranger and sole book manager in connection with a revolving credit facility and commodity hedges for Revett Silver Company, a subsidiary of Revett Minerals Inc., relating to the Troy silver and copper mine located in Montana
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the financing of its $1.1 billion acquisition of the Air Distribution division of Tomkins

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, “States Taking a Larger Role in Transportation Funding,” Law 360, March 13, 2015
  • Author, “A Temporary Detour For Highway Transportation Funding,” Law360, August 19, 2014
  • Co-author, “Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization: The Road Ahead,” May 12, 2014
  • Co-author, “Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act Reintroduced in U.S. Senate and House,” May 1, 2013
  • Co-author, “Toward the Future of Federal Surface Transportation Funding: An Overview of the House and Senate Reauthorization Bills,” cited in Transportation Finance Intelligence (February 29, 2012)
  • Author, Beal v. Sommer: Did Decision on Collective Action in Exercise of Lenders’ Remedies Reflect Contracting Parties’ Intent?, The Banking Law Journal (March 2008)
  • Author, Enforcement of the Avena Judgment in the United States Courts: The Medellín Case, The Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (2006)
  • Co-Author, Autopista del Maipo: Maipo Finances Variable MDI, Project Finance International Yearbook (2005)
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Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • University of Oxford, M.Phil.
  • Cornell University, B.A.

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