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Joseph Seliga

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Joe Seliga is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and is a member of Mayer Brown’s Global Infrastructure and Government & Global Trade practices. Joe has extensive experience in complex government transactions, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Joe advises on path-breaking road, bridge, airport, port, public parking, mass transit, convention center and lottery concession and public-private partnership transactions, including many “Deal of the Year” award-winning transactions, serving in different transactions as either government entity counsel, sponsor’s counsel or lenders’ counsel. He also represents renewable energy clients, particularly on government incentives and other government-related development issues, including assisting in securing government incentives for several of the largest wind energy projects in Illinois. In addition to his transactional work, Joe represents clients in various state and local government matters, including in the areas of ethics, election and campaign finance law, economic development incentives, public utility franchise and tax issues and legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. Joe acted as counsel to the Chicago 2011 Transition Committee, the Chicago 2011 Inaugural Committee and the Illinois Inaugural Committee 2011 and is currently serving on the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force as an appointee of Governor Pat Quinn.


UnderGraduate Georgetown University, BA, 1994 Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude Graduate Leicester University, M.A., 1996 Law Northwestern University, JD, 2000 Northwestern University Law Review Coordinating Articles Editor.

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Texas Department of Transportation on the SH 288 Toll Lane project in Houston. P3 specialist Joseph Seliga was particularly active in this regard. In another example of the practice’s strong infrastructure capability, Douglas Doetsch and Nadav Klugman assisted the noteholders with the private placement of senior secured notes to be used for the purposes of redeveloping the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. In the energy sector, New York-based Christopher Erckert and David Bakst advised Celeo Redes Operación Chile on the issuance of dollar-denominated and local currency-denominated notes to finance the construction and operation of electricity transmission projects in Chile. The team also acted for lenders such as Deutsche Bank on various mid-market financings for renewables projects. Barry Machlin and Paul Astolfi are additional contacts. All named partners are based in Chicago except where stated otherwise.

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