Allan T. Marks

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Allan Marks is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Milbank LLP and a member of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group, as well as the firm’s Private Equity, Renewable Energy, Latin America, and Global Risk & National Security practices.

Primary Focus & Experience

Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers, with deep expertise for over 30 years across many sectors: power and renewable energy, transportation, airports, rail, port terminals, water, fuels, social infrastructure, and telecommunications and digital infrastructure.

His practice encompasses private equity, mergers & acquisitions, acquisition finance, capital markets and private placements, international and cross-border business transactions, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, restructurings, construction, banking and regulatory matters.

Mr. Marks advises sponsors, investors, lenders, underwriters, governments, and other sophisticated institutional clients on innovative financing structures, contractual risk allocation, and legal and commercial strategies to enhance the value and resilience of complex infrastructure projects worldwide.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mr. Marks is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading project finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America. He is also recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Project Finance in IFLR1000, an “Expert” by Who’s Who Legal for Project Finance, and a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy: Renewable/Alternative in Legal 500. He was named one of California’s “Top 50 Development Lawyers” by the Daily Journal and serves on Law360's Project Finance Editorial Board.

Mr. Marks has taught for over a decade as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business. He was previously an adjunct lecturer for the post-graduate program in Derecho de Empresa at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and for 11 years was the founding co-chair of the State Bar of California Real Estate Section’s Subsection on Public-Private Infrastructure.

Mr. Marks created and hosts the podcast Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and frequently speaks and publishes on infrastructure, renewable energy, cross-border transactions, public-private partnerships, risk management, sustainability, and economic and regulatory policy.

Representative Experience

Some of his noteworthy project financings, acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings, private placements, corporate matters, leveraged leases, workouts, and development projects, many of which have been named “Deals of the Year” by leading industry publications, include:

Power & Renewable Energy

  • Equinor/BP - Empire and Beacon Offshore Wind Power Projects (New York/Massachusetts)
  • Broadview Wind Power Project (Texas/New Mexico)
  • Ocotillo Express Wind Power Project (California)
  • Tres Mesas 1 & 2 (Tamaulipas) and La Bufa (Zacatecas) Wind Power Projects (Mexico)
  • Hatchet Ridge Wind Power Project (California)
  • Logan’s Gap Wind Power Project (Texas)
  • Panhandle 1 & 2 Wind Power Projects (Texas)
  • El Arrayán, Wind Power Project (Chile)
  • Conejo Solar Power Project (Chile)
  • Kahuku (Oahu) and Kaheawa (Maui) Wind Power Projects (Hawaii
  • Puebla Hydroelectric Power Project (Mexico)
  • Quinto & North Star Solar Power Projects (California)
  • Sherbino Wind Power Project (Texas)
  • Sunflower Wind Power Project (North Dakota)
  • Los Loros, Copiapo and Amenecer Solar Power Projects (Chile)
  • Mount Signal Solar Power Project (California)
  • Yabucoa Solar and Punta Lima Wind Power Projects (Puerto Rico)
  • Odessa & Wharton CCGT Power Projects (Texas)
  • Onyx Renewable Partners (United States)
  • Pattern Energy Group (United States/Canada)
  • AMP Capital/Alterra Power Corp. (Canada/United States)
  • Vivint Residential Solar Portfolio (United States)
  • Linden Cogeneration (New Jersey)
  • Crockett Cogeneration (California)
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Bankruptcy (California)

Transportation, Roads & Rail

  • Indiana Toll Road (Indiana)
  • Presidio Parkway (California)
  • Port of Miami Access Tunnel (Florida)
  • Pocahontas Parkway Toll Road (Virginia)
  • SR 125/South Bay Expressway Toll Road (California)
  • Autopista Central Toll Road in Santiago (Chile)
  • Santiago Metro Lines 3 & 6 Expansion (Chile)
  • Monterrey-Cadereyta Toll Road in Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
  • São Paolo Metro Rail Transit System/IFC Advisory (Brazil)
  • Star Americas Infrastructure/Cathcart Rail/Appalachian Railcar Services (United States)
  • Central Texas Rail proposed high speed “bullet train” between Dallas and Houston (Texas)
  • Chicago Skyway Toll Road (Illinois)
  • Chicago Underground Parking Garages (Illinois) 

Water

  • San Antonio/Vista Ridge Water Supply Project (Texas)
  • Rialto Municipal Water and Wastewater Utility System (California)
  • Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility (California)
  • Poseidon Carlsbad Desalination Facility (California)

Airports & Ports

  • JFK Terminal One Expansion Project (New York)
  • Los Angeles International Airport Projects: ConRAC/Consolidated Rental Car Facility; Automated People Mover; Tom Bradley International Terminal Baggage Handling System (California)
  • Santiago International Airport Privatization and Expansion (Chile)
  • Port of Los Angeles Fenix Marine Terminal (California)
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and Skagway Cruise Ship Terminal (Alaska/Canada)

Alternative Fuels, Industrial Facilities, and Social & Digital Infrastructure

  • Gevo Renewable Natural Gas Biofuels System (Iowa)
  • GreenHunter Energy Biofuels Refinery and Terminal (Texas)
  • Long Beach Courthouse (California)
  • King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (Bermuda)
  • Rialto Biosolids Processing Facility (California)
  • Barracuda & Caratinga Offshore Oil Projects (Brazil)
  • Texas City Industrial Gases Plant (Texas)
  • Macquarie District Energy'/Chicago and Las Vegas Urban Heating and Cooling Facilities (Illinois/Nevada)
  • Pegaso Telecomunicaciones Cellular Network (Mexico)
  • Vesper Wireless Local Loop (Brazil)
Additional Details
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A.
Admissions
  • California