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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Selected to Provide Public Private Partnership Counsel to Hillsborough County

TAMPA – August 21, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig  has been selected to serve as Public Private Partnership (P3) Counsel for Hillsborough County. The firm will provide the county with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of attorneys from its Global Public Infrastructure Group with experience handling matters including Public Finance, Tax, New Markets Tax Credits, Land Use, Environment, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, and EB-5 Visa Financing.

Under the five-year contract term, Greenberg Traurig attorneys are expected to provide counsel to Hillsborough County in connection with multiple transactions where public and private resources will be utilized to develop infrastructure, services, or vital community and economic development facilities.  

Greenberg Traurig attorneys have advised project sponsors, banks, institutional investors, monoline insurance companies, governmental authorities - including numerous state and independent transportation agencies - governmentally-controlled tax exempt entities, community and economic development entities, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities on a wide range of project  financing and infrastructure transactions in the U.S. and overseas, including alternative finance models to leverage private investment. 

“We are proud to serve Hillsborough County and its citizens by lending our international expertise in the P3 space,” said David B. Weinstein, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office and Chair of the firm’s Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice. “We are ready to deliver pragmatic and innovative solutions for the development of critical infrastructure within the county.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Public Infrastructure Group provides comprehensive legal services that address the wide spectrum of legal issues typically encountered in a P3 project. Firm attorneys have been engaged in P3 projects focused on varying types of infrastructure development, including transportation (railroad facilities, airport facilities, roads, bridges, and ports), power and energy (both conventional and alternative sources), water and wastewater production facilities, economic catalyst projects, housing, and sports stadiums and arenas. Greenberg Traurig uniquely works with public entities to leverage private investment through alternative sources, including EB-5 visa financing and tax credit financing.  

“Our experience in handling a variety of P3 projects with successful outcomes will greatly benefit the county,” said Jéan E. Wilson, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Orlando office and Chair of the firm's Orlando and Atlanta Public Finance Practices. “We look forward to delivering similar outcomes in all of the P3 projects in which Hillsborough County engages the GT team.”

About Greenberg Traurig - Tampa

Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office represents clients in a broad array of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts—including complex and high-stakes trials—both in Florida and around the country.  The Tampa team also regularly represents clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions.  The firm's Tampa offices work closely with its Orlando office to offer clients multidisciplinary representation in the region, with the firm's six other Florida offices to provide seamless state-wide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Six Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News–Best Law Firms®. And, members of the Tampa team are recognized in Chambers and Partners USA Guide, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America.

About Greenberg Traurig, PA

Greenberg Traurig, PA (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.