Steve T. Park

Partner
Philadelphia
Steve T. Park is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's P3/Infrastructure Group and a partner in the Public Finance Group. Steve focuses on capital market transactions advising issuers, underwriters, borrowers, and purchasers in connection with the structuring, issuance, offering, placement, remarketing, and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments and derivatives. He serves as bond, borrower's, and underwriter's counsel to various clients, including investment banking firms, higher education institutions, health care institutions, school districts, and municipalities.

Experience 

Representative Matters

P3 Experience

Steve routinely advises public entities, private developers and lenders in all phases of transportation, infrastructure, energy, social infrastructure, innovative delivery and public-private partnership (P3) projects.

  • Counsel to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the I-95 HOT Lanes Project, the I-395 HOT Lanes Project and the Capital Beltway NEXT Project
  • Counsel to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the I-285/SR 400 Reconstruction Project and the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project
  • Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the Partnership I-81 project, the Pennsylvania Turnpike privatization and the Middletown Station project

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Ballard Spahr's Philadelphia Hiring Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2021

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Projects: P3 (Nationwide), 2019-2020

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, "Up and Coming," Projects: PPP, 2017-2018

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, "Associates to Watch," Projects: PPP, 2015-2016

Speaking Engagements

"Funding v. Financing," The P3 Conference, Dallas, TX, March 3, 2020

The Bond Buyer's Transportation Finance/P3 Conference, Co-Chair, November 14-15, 2019

"Updates from DC - Transportation Bill, Gas Tax, Infrastructure Bill and More," The Bond Buyer's Transportation Finance/P3 Conference, Denver, CO, November 14, 2019

Board Memberships & Community Service

Before joining the firm, Steve worked in several capacities serving the needs of underprivileged, special-education, and at-risk children and teenagers.

Publications

"Governmental Accounting Standards Board Proposes Updated P3 Guidelines," June 27, 2019

"New Jersey P3 Legislation Expands Opportunities for Major Infrastructure Projects, Including Roads," August 20, 2018

"White House Unveils Infrastructure Plan: Funding Questions Remain," February 20, 2018

Credentials 

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2006)
Senior Editor, Journal of International Economic Law

Dartmouth College (B.A. 1998)

Languages

Korean

Admissions

Pennsylvania