Scott Rafshoon


G. Scott Rafshoon is a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge and has a diverse legal practice that includes corporate law, government affairs and project finance. Combining these disciplines, Mr. Rafshoon is a leader in the Firm’s public-private partnership (“P3”) practice.

Mr. Rafshoon has represented clients involved in various P3 projects with the federal government, including all three branches of the armed services. He is currently managing an interdisciplinary team of lawyers from the Firm’s corporate, securities, finance, real estate, environmental, government contracts and government affairs practice areas in connection with the privatization and subsequent redevelopment, management, construction and renovation of military family housing facilities at military installations around the country. In that capacity, Mr. Rafshoon has led negotiations with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, third-party construction, engineering and design firms and private sources of capital. These transactions typically rely on non-recourse or limited recourse financing using a combination of debt, equity and credit enhancement.

In the corporate law arena, Mr. Rafshoon advises companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance, contracts, joint ventures and commercial lending. He has had considerable experience selling businesses of various sizes, in the United States and overseas.

Mr. Rafshoon frequently practices with the Firm’s government affairs group. A native of Atlanta, his clients include several local, state and federal political candidates and officeholders as well as political action committees. His knowledge of this area of the law and his background as a professional journalist have enabled him to bring an additional level of service to many of the Firm’s corporate clients. He has represented clients before the Georgia Ethics Commission and the Federal Election Commission.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Rafshoon was a newspaper and magazine reporter, with an emphasis on political reporting. This background gives him a unique vantage point from which to advise a range of clients. He has also worked on First Amendment issues and is editor of Georgia’s Sunshine Laws: A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government.