Environmental, land use, urban redevelopment, infrastructure, and transportation projects often involve multiple jurisdictions and different levels of government. Increasingly, these matters incorporate public financing mechanisms that range from tax increment funding to federal loans, such as the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program. These projects also require multiple jurisdictions cooperating to achieve a common goal. Such projects, however, can also generate the greatest source of legal and public disputes among governmental entities.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell has developed a national practice in representing governmental entities in solving the kinds of disputes that arise when governments are called upon to regulate, approve, and often oppose substantial public projects, development endeavors, or transportation infrastructure. We have developed considerable experience in negotiating intergovernmental agreements that resolve complex, difficult issues among governments.
We also have extensive experience in addressing public sector issues such as governance structures for project delivery, open records, contracting, and advocacy.