Practice Areas & Industries: Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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Greenberg Traurig’s Public Infrastructure Group members have the combined skills, experience, and legal and business acumen to assist government and private sector clients seeking advice on the wide variety of activities involved in providing, organizing, operating, managing, financing, acquiring and privatizing public infrastructure. Our Public Infrastructure Group offers turnkey public infrastructure services to both our national and international clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Utilities/transportation/energy/housing/schools/civic centers
  • International infrastructure
  • Public/private partnerships (P3s)
  • M&A/project finance/public finance
  • FERC/state utility commission regulation
  • Legislative/government
  • Environmental/land use
  • Corporate/real estate/tax/bankruptcy/ERISA

Project Types

  • Electric/gas/water/waste water/telecommunications/Internet/cable
  • Toll roads/expressways/airports/ports
  • Public/private schools
  • Stadiums/arenas/convention centers/parking/municipal buildings
  • Public housing
  • Infrastructure development districts

Services To Clients

  • Utility acquisitions, mergers, privatizations and municipalizations
  • Structuring of public/private partnerships; management of P3 procurement process
  • Project finance, tax-exempt and taxable bond issuance, private activity bonds and securitizations
  • Creation of public utilities, IOUs and governmental authorities to own, operate and manage public infrastructure
  • Representation before FERC, DOT, FAA, FTC, FCC, DOE, EPA and state regulatory agencies
  • Creation of utility regulatory programs; counsel for regulatory commissions
  • Infrastructure operation and management consulting
  • Design/build, BOOT, BOT, BOO, BTO and JV agreements
  • Site acquisition, eminent domain/condemnation, easements and licenses
  • Environmental/land use permitting, zoning, entitlement, NIMBY strategic planning and comprehensive plan amendments
  • Negotiation of EPC agreements, PPAs, FTRs, bulk water/wastewater agreements and master communications/cable agreements
  • Analysis of federal, state and local tax implications, IRS private activity rules and bond tax opinions
  • Negotiation of infrastructure operation and management contracts
  • General representation of infrastructure agencies, municipalities, counties, special districts and authorities


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OCIE Issues New Cybersecurity Risk Alert
Richard M. Cutshall, September 24, 2015
As evidenced by releases from various Divisions within the SEC, including the Division of Investment Management’s Guidance Update No. 2015-02 released in April of this year, issues of cybersecurity continue to be a focus of the SEC. The most recent example of this focus came earlier this week...

Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosure and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers’ Homes
Murray B. Silverstein,Jonathan S. Tannen, September 01, 2015
The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that fixture filings do not expose lenders to the enhanced disclosure requirements or remedies of the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), holding that a security interest in goods-even if the goods are deemed fixtures-does not extend to consumers’ homes.

U.S. Treasury Releases More Workable Proposed Regulations on ‘Issue Price’ for Municipal Bonds
Linda L. D'Onofrio,Vanessa Albert Lowry, July 03, 2015
On June 24, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) published in the Federal Register new proposed regulations (the New Proposed Regulations) under Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) amending the definition of “issue price” (issue price)...

Coming Soon: New Background Check Obligations for Securities Broker-Dealers
Richard M. Cutshall,Steven M. Felsenstein,Carl A. Fornaris, March 04, 2015
Earlier in 2014, the SEC incorporated old NASD Rule 3010 (the “Prior Rule”) - related to employee supervision - into The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules as FINRA Rule 3110 (the “New Rule”).

Payment to Unregistered Persons - The Next Round
Richard M. Cutshall, March 04, 2015
The role of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in dealing with payments to unlicensed persons for securities-related and capital-raising activities has grown significantly. On Dec. 30, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) approved FINRA Rule 2040 governing...

Lenders’ Rights Under Threat in Nevada: the Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Homeowners Association Liens Can Extinguish First Deeds of Trust
Jacob D. Bundick,Leslie S. Godfrey,David M. Rhodes, February 17, 2015
In a September 2014 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court held that a homeowners association’s (HOA) non-judicial foreclosure sale can extinguish a mortgage lender’s previously-recorded first deed of trust on a property if that foreclosure is to recover assessments categorized as super...

Art Consignment
Kevin P. Ray, February 16, 2015
We typically believe that if we entrust our property to someone else to sell it, the property remains ours until it is sold. However, this may not always be true. If the party into whose hands property has been entrusted files for bankruptcy, the entrusted property may be deemed to be property of...

White House Announces Historic Shift in U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Cyril T. Brennan,Renee A. Latour, February 16, 2015
On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced plans for an historic overhaul of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Among other changes, the president’s announcement indicated that significant developments are expected in the current U.S. restrictions on Cuba-related travel, financial transactions,...