P3 – Public-Private Partnerships

Fox Rothschild has a strong track record of delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions for public-private partnerships or "P3" projects, creating jobs, fostering growth and development, and enhancing competitiveness in a global economy.

Our attorneys guide public agencies, financial institutions, private developers and other key stakeholders through the unique challenges presented by P3 and other infrastructure-related projects, turning underutilized properties into thriving commercial/residential hubs,

We have represented Community Redevelopment Agencies and municipalities as general or special counsel to structure transformative redevelopment projects, particularly in South Florida.

The Firm is adept at working closely with state, county, and local governments as well as private clients relative to both complex commercial real estate transactions and public-private transactions involving the development, construction, financing, and leasing/sale of large-scale stadiums and arenas as well as large-scale infrastructure and development projects including airports, highways, and tunnels.

Representative Matters

Project: $400+ million Town Center project
Client: Miramar

Represented Miramar from start to finish in structuring, negotiating and documenting its $400+ million Town Center project, which has literally remade downtown Miramar. It includes a civic complex housing City Hall, a public library, cultural center-arts park, educational center and state-of-the-art police headquarters. In addition, it features retail, restaurants, fitness and health-related businesses, office and residential components, including 370 garden apartments and 134 townhomes.

Project: Mixed-use town center
Client: Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Assisted the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency start turning one of the City’s blighted corners into a vibrant, mixed-use town center – expected to begin construction later this year – that promises to revive a major artery at the center of the City’s community redevelopment area. $16.7 million Hallandale City Center project includes 89 apartments, including 14 set aside for affordable housing, and 8,000 square feet of retail, including a small and badly-needed grocery store and a pedestrian bridge over nearby FEC railroad tracks.

Project: Homestead Motorsports Complex
Client: City of Homestead

The City of Homestead, Florida turned to the Fox team to handle its construction and leasing of the ambitious Homestead Motorsports Complex (HMC). The HMC is a 65,000-seat auto racing complex located on a 600-acre site which hosts, among other events, the final race of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series every year. We advised the City on all public financing, environmental permitting and construction matters (including contractor litigation), as well as drafted the lease and management agreements with the arena’s operator.

Project: AmericanAirlines Arena
The Heat Group (d/b/a Miami Heat)
Fox attorneys represented The Heat Group (d/b/a Miami Heat) in its construction, management and operation of the AmericanAirlines Arena, a state-of-the-art waterfront venue owned by Miami-Dade County. We drafted, negotiated and obtained integral governmental approval of agreements with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, and helped navigate procurement and construction matters related to the project and its impact on the Port of Miami.

Represented the arena from its inception in the mid-1990s through its continued operation, maintenance, and improvement in the present day. Such work included the arena’s initial development and construction financing, as well as allocations of applicable costs and future revenues amongst its owner (a division of the State of North Carolina) and its anchor tenants (the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and NC State University’s Men’s Basketball program). Currently, we work with the public owner of the building on all aspects of building governance, maintenance and improvement, including an upcoming $200 million+ improvement overhaul, as well as related renewals of long-term use agreements with the anchor tenants.

City of Philadelphia
Represented the City and its economic development authority in connection with the expansion of the City’s sports complex, handling coordination with the state government, financing, leasing, environmental matters, insurance and all other aspects of the development. Served as lead attorney in the land assemblage and lease negotiations, which resulted in the development of Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field, and the respective occupancy by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.