Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships offer public agencies and the private sector ways to employ cooperative arrangements to achieve shared goals. As public agencies increasingly explore ways to monetize real property assets to financially benefit and utilize land for suitable purposes, Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys offer guidance and representation.

Our P3 attorneys provide strategic advice to public and private clients that reflects both the long-term and short-term goals of the parties. We take a non-adversarial, solution-oriented approach that considers all interested parties’ needs and the P3 project’s expected lifecycle to ensure a smooth process.

From idea development through negotiation, procurement, implementation and completion, we advise on all aspects of public-private partnerships and joint ventures including:

 
  • Affordable housing projects
  • Arenas
  • Asset management, monetization and joint-use agreements
  • Commercial/retail/industrial incentives
  • Health care service facilities
  • Major downtown projects, hotels and convention centers
  • Military base reuse
  • Procurement and alternative service delivery
  • Property leasing and joint-use arrangements
  • Public facilities and infrastructure procurement and financing
  • Statutory development agreements
  • Telecommunications (domestic and international)
  • Transportation projects
 

Our team integrates public agency law, land use, commercial law, real estate transactions and finance, and public finance and construction law experience, positioning us to provide comprehensive guidance to ensure success. Combining real-world business experience with extensive knowledge about how government agencies work, we advise on government legislative and decision-making processes, political environments and financing tools, governing laws and public relations concerns.
 
Additionally, we advise on allocation and management of the risks inherent in each transaction, including design, construction, operation, financing and taxation impacts, as well as state and federal regulatory issues, which are often at the heart of public-private partnerships.
 
BB&K attorneys have pioneered new and evolving public-private contractual arrangements for transportation and public infrastructure projects, redevelopment, military base reuse, master planned communities, commercial and industrial projects. We provide the tools that enable public entities, private project proponents and investors new and expanded opportunities to succeed, especially during trying economic times. Whether it is the delivery of capital projects or a particular service, a concession, performance, an incentive, or a philanthropic agreement, BB&K has the experience to help P3 partners reach workable solutions.

 

Joseph P. Byrne

Joseph P. Byrne

Partner

(213) 617-7496

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Joseph E. Coomes, Jr.

Joseph E. Coomes, Jr.

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2830

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Gail A. Karish

Gail A. Karish

Partner

(213) 617-7491

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal | Public Safety | Public-Private Partnerships | Telecommunications
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Marco A. Martinez

Marco A. Martinez

Partner

(949) 263-6582

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Public-Private Partnerships
Seth Merewitz

Seth Merewitz

Partner

(916) 551-2843

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

Edward J. Quinn, Jr.

Partner

(916) 551-2091

Areas of Focus: Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Ethan J. Walsh

Ethan J. Walsh

Partner

(916) 551-2825

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Iris P. Yang

Iris P. Yang

Partner

(916) 551-2826

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public-Private Partnerships
Event Jun 28, 2017

Promoting Public and Private Sector Collaboration in a Driverless World

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Event May 5, 2017

Applying P3s to Stormwater

P3 Water Summit

Aliso Viejo Kicks Off Public Meetings on Town Center's Future
BB&K In the News Apr 6, 2017

Aliso Viejo Kicks Off Public Meetings on Town Center's Future

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Discusses Development with the Orange County Register

BB&K In the News Apr 4, 2017

Riverside County Seeks Investors for Broadband Initiative

BB&K Assisted with RFP Drafting

Event Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2017

Public Agency P3 Preparedness

2017 Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo

Event Feb 16, 2017

Webinar: Emerging Topics in Local Economic and Infrastructure Development in California

Lorman Education Services

The Trump Infrastructure Plan
Legal Alerts Jan 18, 2017

The Trump Infrastructure Plan

How BB&K Can Help Your Agency Position and Respond

Elizabeth Hull Video Bio
Videos Nov 30, 2016

Elizabeth Hull Video Bio

Partner

Joseph Byrne Video Bio
Videos Nov 22, 2016

Joseph Byrne Video Bio

Partner

Joe Coomes: There at Creation
BB&K In the News Oct 20, 2016

Joe Coomes: There at Creation

BB&K Attorney Coomes Comments on Golden 1 Center Public-Private Partnership

Event Sep 14, 2016

New and Improved Funding Tools for Projects

New Opportunities in Public/Private Finance and Development

BB&K Attorney Joseph E. Coomes, Jr. Contributes to ULI’s Public-Private Partnerships Report
Press Releases Sep 9, 2016

BB&K Attorney Joseph E. Coomes, Jr. Contributes to ULI’s Public-Private Partnerships Report

Pioneer of Redevelopment Coomes Lends His Insights as Contributing Author and Editor

Sweeping Six-Case Win For Water District Helps Secure Orange County’s Water Supply
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 24, 2016

Sweeping Six-Case Win For Water District Helps Secure Orange County’s Water Supply

BB&K Partner Michelle Ouellette Authors a Summary of Recent Appellate Victory for Orange County Lawyer Magazine

Long Beach's New City Hall Will be Privately Owned Under Complex Deal
BB&K In the News Jul 11, 2016

Long Beach's New City Hall Will be Privately Owned Under Complex Deal

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Discusses Public-Private Partnerships with Southern California Public Radio KPCC

Event Jun 15, 2016

Public-Private Partnerships and Innovations in Placemaking

StimULI Breakfast

Client Successes May 13, 2016

BB&K Secures CEQA Appellate Victory in Water Project

Six Challenges to Public-Private Partnership Effort Overcome

Sweeping Six-Case Win for Water District
Legal Alerts May 11, 2016

Sweeping Six-Case Win for Water District

Court Upholds Public-Private Groundwater Conservation and Recovery Project That Will Serve Customers Throughout Southern California

Event Mar 8, 2016

Making the Partnership Work: Implementing P3s

Public-Private Partnership Conference

FAST Act Authorizes $305 Billion in Transportation Spending Over Five Years
Legal Alerts Dec 17, 2015

FAST Act Authorizes $305 Billion in Transportation Spending Over Five Years

Funds to Help Critical Transportation Projects to Move Forward

Event Nov 12, 2015

AB2 - A Real Replacement for Redevelopment

ULI StimULI Breakfast

Understanding the 4 “Ps” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 12, 2015

Understanding the 4 “Ps” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Writes for California Special Districts Magazine About Identifying P3 Issues Early to Ensure Success

Event Oct 23, 2014

Bridging the Gap: Private Equity Financing and Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

CASA 2014 Fall Seminar

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