Public Private Partnerships (P3)
- Handle all procurement, negotiating and contracting for the $55 million New York Mets’ minor league baseball and spring training center, as well as a $225 million waste reclamation and recycling/energy center on behalf of St. Lucie County, Florida. Both involve public-private partnership deal structures.
- Served as counsel to the Osceola County Expressway Authority, the facility owner/operator, in connection with a P3 project to finance, acquire, construct and equip a toll road project currently under construction. All prior attempts over the last 20 years to construct this project were unsuccessful. This P3 involved a private developer, multiple units of local government and state government. ($69.7 million).
- 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.
- Represented TECO Energy and Seacoast Gas Transmission in connection with its 51-mile natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline project providing clean energy to the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Greenland power plant in Jacksonville, Florida. This P3 project included an agreement between TECO and JEA regarding the installation, purchase and operation of part of the natural gas pipeline.
- 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.
- Served as counsel to the bidding team on the $2 billion Port of Miami Tunnel project, a P3 project with a design-build-finance-operate-maintain delivery method.