Complex infrastructure and development projects increasingly rely upon a mix of private funding and public funds from federal, state, regional, and local resources. As governments at all levels recognize the need to improve and repair all types of transportation and utility infrastructure, as well as major development projects, they also have come to require expertise not only in the funding of such undertakings but also the process for getting the projects completed.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys have built a national reputation in the creative financing, procurement, and management of complicated public infrastructure and development projects.
We understand the structure and requirements of large, complex projects and frequently take the leading role as project counsel in convening and supervising a team of attorneys, consultants, and other professionals with specialized expertise. Our collective experience enables us to resolve situations such as construction contracting, financing arrangements, risk allocation, environmental risk management, complex real estate transactions, brownfields redevelopment, issues related to financing infrastructure, land use and entitlement issues, construction contracting, operation of the new or improved facilities upon completion of the project, and navigating the web of regulatory requirements.
Infrastructure projects typically involve one or more public sector entities acting as project proponent, providing entitlements or other regulatory approvals, or facilitating project financing. Increasingly, moreover, such projects also need to look to the private sector for financing, technical expertise, management, and operation. Our attorneys have represented both public and private entities in all phases of project delivery and public-private partnerships for the financing of such projects.