David Narefsky: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

David Narefsky

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7303

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  • Banking & Finance
  • Projects
  • Government Relations
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7303
Fax: 312 706 9136
University State University of New York, B.A., with honors, 1976
Law SchoolThe University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Admitted1979, Illinois


Mikva Challenge

Francis W. Parker School

Civic Consulting Alliance

Chicago Summer Business Institute

American Bar Association, Section on State and Local Government Law

Chicago Bar Association

Lambda Alpha, Ely Chapter

Urban Land Institute


David Narefsky has had an active role in high-profile PPP transactions, with particular responsibility for governmental and regulatory aspects. He advised the Puerto Rico Public Private Partnerships Authority on the proposed long-term concession and lease of Luis Munoz Marin Airport in San Juan and the City of Chicago on the proposed long-term concession and lease of Midway Airport. He also advised the underwriters of the issuance of $400 million private activity bonds to finance a portion of the cost of construction of the Denver FasTracks Eagle P3 Project. This project was named 2010 North American Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine and 2010 Regional Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer. David was named a Dealmaker of the Year by the American Lawyer for his work on the Denver FasTracks financing. David led our representation of WVB East End Partners, the winning bidder for the East End Crossing in Louisville/Southern Indiana, and is leading our representation of a short-listed proposer for the Portsmouth Bypass in Ohio. He is also advising the Texas Department of Transportation on the implementation of innovative financing strategy for Grand Parkway Toll Road in the Houston metro area, including successful closing of an $850 million TIFIA loan. Prior transactions include advising the City of Chicago on the $1.83 billion concession and lease of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge and on the $563 million concession and lease of the more than 9,000 space Chicago downtown underground parking garage system; Chambers USA 2007 referred to David as one of the best public-sector lawyers in Chicago. A 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he served as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, where he managed the transactional and commercial legal work of the City, before joining Mayer Brown in 1989. His practice at Mayer Brown has included the representation of Chicago-area governments in the financing of convention center and sport stadium facilities, mass transportation projects and representation in public finance offerings.


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New US Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed Today: Will WIFIA Repeat the Success of TIFIA?
George K. Miller,David Narefsky,John R. Schmidt,Joseph Seliga, May 29, 2014
The US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA (Transportation Finance & Innovation Act) credit support program is by far the most successful federal program providing financial support for surface transportation public-private partnerships (P3). Few major P3 transportation projects in...

Obama Administration Proposes to Give States Broad Authority to Toll Existing Interstates to Generate Revenue for Transportation Purposes
George K. Miller,David Narefsky,John R. Schmidt,Joseph Seliga, May 5, 2014
In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership (“PPP”) activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding...

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David Narefsky

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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