Veteran attorney Kenneth Neighbors joins McGuireWoods
McGuireWoods LLP has hired veteran attorney Kenneth M. Neighbors to join the firm’s public finance practice as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Neighbors has nearly two decades of experience in major transportation, infrastructure public-private partnerships and economic development projects.
Kay McNab, chair of the firm’s public finance department, said Neighbors will enhance the capabilities of McGuireWoods and its public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting, in negotiating and implementing P3 and economic development deals.
“Ken’s extensive history with P3 and infrastructure projects will provide important and immediate benefits to our public finance clients,” McNab said.
Neighbors most recently worked at Greenberg Traurig, where he had been since 2007. Before that he worked at Neighbors & Lett LLC and Holland & Knight LLP.
As part of a team that represented the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Neighbors assisted in negotiating the design, construction and financing of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
Neighbors has also served as special assistant attorney general assigned to the Georgia Department of Transportation in structuring the P3 deal to build the recently opened Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, which added nearly 30 miles of toll lanes on Interstates 75 and 575 in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
In addition, he advised various agencies of the city of Atlanta on P3 arrangements to acquire and develop the a segment of the Atlanta BeltLine, a 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit right of way connecting more than 40 neighborhoods.
Neighbors also has served as counsel to the governmental authority overseeing the redevelopment of the former Fort McPherson Army post.
“We consider Ken’s experience and reputation in the Atlanta legal market to be incredibly beneficial to the firm and to our clients and we are excited to have him join our team,” said Christopher Greene, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office.
Neighbors received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and his law degree from Emory University School of Law.
He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
McGuireWoods said its public finance lawyers have served as bond counsel to more than 250 counties, cities, towns, service authorities, sanitary districts and other issuing entities.