Infrastructure and Transportation
- Currently serve as the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s construction counsel on its current $3.65 billion Capital Improvement Program, which involves the planning, design and construction of a new airport intermodal facility and automatic people mover trams and integration of a high-speed rail line and terminal station. Services provided include: conceptual development and planning of project delivery methods and project financing; preparing procurement documents; reviewing, commenting on and evaluating submissions; advising selection committees; negotiating and preparing contracts and involvement in all aspects of implementation.
- Served as counsel to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in procuring the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility on a public-private partnership (P3) basis. Our team played a central role in the development of this intricate project, guiding JTA on all issues related to procurement options, project delivery methods, evaluation and award, contracting and risk management.
- Representation of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (now Central Florida Expressway Authority or CFX). As eminent domain counsel, Broad and Cassel was involved with the Authority’s Western Beltway project and the acquisition of 167 parcels of property worth $87 million. Our attorneys also represented CFX on other significant highway projects, including the Goldenrod Extension, the Maitland Extension and the 408 Widening Project.
- Representation of the lender on the financing and redevelopment of an airport in the Bahamas.
- Representation of a bidder on recent concessions for major airports in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro.
- Representation of Autopistas del Atlantico in obtaining a $145 million loan for the construction of the Corredor Turistico toll road. Our attorneys handled the entire financing, which included: making sure the toll road concession and surrounding circumstances were in place properly for financing; negotiating with the lenders and their counsel; negotiating the project guarantee from the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); working with the Honduran Government and all of the various insurance companies and consultants; and documenting it all. This was the first public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure project ever in Honduras done under a largely-untested law adopted as recently as 2013. This project set an important precedent for Central American countries, where infrastructure needs are great and there has been very little P3 experience.
- Representation of a Florida-based cruise line incorporated in Bermuda. As general counsel, Broad and Cassel performed all SEC compliance for the cruise line’s international operations. Our attorneys also handled the initial private offering, acquisition of its initial vessels, initial public offering and subsequent securities offerings. Additional transactions include the restructuring of an operational joint venture with a Hong Kong-based foundation responsible for the educational Semester-at-Sea program, the establishment of an operational joint venture with a Mexican company and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the acquisition and financing of an $86 million cruise ship with a European banking syndicate and through a private placement of securities.