Transportation, information technology, education, energy and water and wastewater systems need updating to ensure we provide a stable foundation for generations to come. Funding for such infrastructure projects is estimated to exceed $1.6 trillion in the next five years alone. These projects require complex legal and financial structures that strike the appropriate balance between public policy goals and financial incentives to the private sector.
Fox Rothschild attorneys understand the legal issues and financial risks associated with any infrastructure project. Our attorneys have developed creative and practical funding solutions that help to shift construction, operational and financial risk to the private sector, while safeguarding important public policy goals. We bring innovative private sector concepts to the public sector, reducing costs, accelerating project timeliness, improving quality of service and increasing operational efficiency.
Our attorneys are well-versed in the myriad areas of law that help bring infrastructure initiatives to successful fruition. We have negotiated, drafted, reviewed and litigated numerous construction contracts for large infrastructure projects and have closed more than $1 billion of bond financings to fund infrastructure. We have navigated the environmental and zoning issues related to projects as well as represented contractors and subcontractors engaged in developing and building infrastructure. We have played a key role in numerous infrastructure projects including the drafting and negotiation of the lease and concession agreement for the tolling of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania, creating a model public-public partnership to provide $83 billion for Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure over the next 50 years. At the invitation of the House Appropriations Committee, we testified before the Pennsylvania House Subcommittee on Economic Impact and Infrastructure on the new “Rules of the Road” under the Economic Stimulus Act.