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George Miller, a partner in the New York office, is a member of Mayer Brown’s Global Projects, Infrastructure and Asset Finance practices. In addition, he co-leads Mayer Brown’s Japan Client Initiative, aimed at strengthening and expanding outreach to Japanese clients. At a prior firm he helped open its Tokyo and Hong Kong offices and headed its Asia project finance practice for seven years. 

He concentrates his practice in international and domestic finance and leasing, in particular in the infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. He has worked on numerous “Deals of the Year” and other high-profile transactions in the projects and infrastructure space.

In recent years he has represented Morgan Stanley as underwriter in the issuance of $600 million principal amount of tax-exempt private activity bonds for the benefit of the first phase of the All Aboard Florida Brightline passenger rail project, the Port Authority of Jamaica in the $600 million concession and lease of the Kingston Container Terminal to an affiliate of CMA CGM (which was named 2016 North America Port Deal of the Year by IJGlobal), and lenders in refinancings of a private bulk cargo port terminal in Florida and of a long-term concession over 23 service plazas on Interstates 95 and 395 and the Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways in Connecticut, and in the restructuring of project finance loans for four advanced proton cancer therapy centers across the United States. In 2011 he headed our lenders’ counsel engagements for Puerto Rico’s first toll road concession. In 2010, he led our Denver FasTracks Eagle P3 engagement, the 34-year concession to build and operate a portion of a commuter rail line in Denver, Colorado, in which we acted as designated financing parties’ counsel. This project was named 2010 North American Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine and a Regional Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer.


Harvard Law School, JD 1979 Harvard Kennedy School , MPA 1979; Yale University, BA, magna cum laude 1975

United States: Industry focus

Transport: rail and road - finance

Within: Transport: rail and road - finance

Mayer Brown’s New York-based asset finance group regularly handles complex leasing transactions and public and private capital markets deals, including equipment trust certificate (ETC) and enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) issuances. Led by George Miller, the team has been most active as lender’s counsel in railcar securitizations and lease warehouse facilities. Indeed, the department, which includes Barbara Goodstein, has acted for domestic and foreign lending institutions in a variety of finance and leasing transactions in 2017, but also acted for the purchasers in an ABS issuance backed by a fleet of locomotives, and advised a rail corporation in connection with the establishment of a high-value loan facility.

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