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Practice/Industry Group Overview

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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Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

A Brief Recap of Recent Regulatory Actions Regarding Short-Term, Small-Dollar Lending
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, December 09, 2013
Providers of short-term, small-dollar loans, including deposit advance products and payday loans, have increasingly come under attack in recent months by Federal and State regulators. These attacks have been both collateral and direct and they appear to be close to reaching a dramatic crescendo. A...

On Party Line Vote, House Financial Services Committee Passes Six Bills Aimed at Restructuring the CFPB
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 29, 2013
On November 21st, the House Financial Services Committee passed six bills aimed at bringing oversight, accountability and transparency to the CFPB. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) called the bills “common-sense bills that bring a modicum of accountability and transparency to the...

CFPB Trial Disclosure Program Now Effective
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 15, 2013
On October 29th, the CFPB’s Notice of Policy regarding its Trial Disclosure Program was published in the Federal Register, thus making the Policy effective. Section 1032(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act permits consumer financial service providers to “conduct a trial program that is limited in...

Federal Financial Regulators Issue Diversity Policy Statement
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 05, 2013
On October 23rd, the OCC, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the NCUA, the SEC, and the CFPB issued a proposal for joint standards to assess the diversity policies and practices of their respective regulated entities. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires each of these agencies to develop...

CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule and Bulletin Clarifying Mortgage Servicing Requirements
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 31, 2013
On October 15th, the CFPB issued an Interim Final Rule and CFPB Bulletin 2013-12. Both provide clarification regarding certain aspects of the CFPB’s recently published Mortgage Servicing Rule (MSR). The Bulletin provides guidance regarding: (1) policies and procedures for successors in...

CFPB Issues HMDA Compliance Bulletin
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 18, 2013
In conjunction with the CFPB’s HMDA actions discussed above, the CFPB issued Bulletin 2013-10 on October 9th. The Bulletin sets forth the Bureau’s expectations that lenders will implement compliance programs designed to ensure that they collect and report accurate HMDA data in a timely...

CFPB Removing Enforcement Attorneys from Supervisory Exams
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 18, 2013
On October 10th, the CFPB announced that it will discontinue its controversial practice of sending its enforcement attorneys to participate alongside supervision examiners in its examinations of supervised entities. This practice had been a major point of contention between the CFPB and the...

CFPB Takes Action against Financial Institutions for HMDA Violations
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, October 18, 2013
On October 9th, the CFPB ordered both a bank and nonbank mortgage lender to pay fines for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The CFPB entered consent orders with Mortgage Master, Inc. and Washington Federal, requiring them to pay to pay civil penalties of $425,000 and $34,000,...

CFPB Issues Report on CARD Act; Identifies Six 'Risky' Card Issuer Practices that May Warrant Scrutiny
Robert E. Bostrom,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph, October 07, 2013
On October 2, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report that both evaluates the impact of recent credit card legislation and identifies several “risky” card issuer practices that may draw future CFPB scrutiny.

'Skin in the Game' Credit Risk Retention Rules Re-Proposed
Robert E. Bostrom,Carl A. Fornaris,Lindsay K. Lefteroff,Mark I. Michigan,Gil Rudolph, September 16, 2013
On August 28, 2013, six federal financial services agencies issued a notice revising a proposed rule to implement Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires sponsors of securitization transactions to retain at least five percent credit risk in such transactions. By requiring securitizers to...