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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Mayer Brown, John Schmidt, Chicago, USA

John Schmidt

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Work +1 312 701 8597
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Government and Global Trade.

Position

John Schmidt concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and other large-scale transactions, governmental matters, and litigation. In recent years his practice has focused heavily on public private partnerships involving the acquisition, maintenance, and development of transportation infrastructure in the US. He was counsel to the City of Chicago in the privatization of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge for $1.83 billion, the first privatization of an American toll road or toll bridge, and was named “Dealmaker of the Year” by the American Lawyer for his work on that transaction. More recently, he has represented the State of Indiana in the $3.8 billion privatization of the Indiana Toll Road. He is now representing states and local government entities in a variety of other privatization initiatives, including the City of Chicago's proposed privatization of Midway Airport, the first major airport privatization, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the proposed lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Education

Harvard University, BA, 1964 magna cum laude; Harvard University, JD, 1967 cum laude; Law Review.

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