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Greenberg Traurig Part of Consortium Winning Bid on GDOT I-285/I-20 East Interchange Design-Build-Finance Project

ATLANTA – April 29, 2022 – A bond counsel proposal from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was awarded the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) I-20/I-285 East Interchange Design-Build-Finance (DBF) project as part of a team led by a consortium with Walsh Construction Group. The consortium, East Interchange Builders, includes Walsh Construction Group (guarantor), a joint venture of Archer Western (a Walsh subsidiary) and E.R. Snell, and Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering as lead engineer.

The consortium received the highest scores for its technical and financial proposals, over the two other teams vying for the project, according to the members of the State Transportation Board. The board voted to approve the consortium as preferred bidder, on the recommendation of its Public-Private Partnership (P3) Steering Committee. The East Interchange Builders submitted a proposal to build the project for a DBF contract sum of $685.5 million. GDOT will now enter negotiations with the consortium for the final project agreement. The financing structure proposed was based on the successful structure developed with Greenberg Traurig’s assistance for an earlier Georgia Transportation P3 project.

The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Tax Shareholder Vanessa Albert Lowry in Philadelphia and Public Finance & Infrastructure Shareholder Franklin D.R. Jones, Jr. in Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Public Finance & Infrastructure Practice: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a national public finance practice that consistently ranks among the top bond, disclosure, and underwriter’s counsel firms according to The Bond Buyer’s nationwide and statewide rankings. Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Public Finance & Infrastructure Practice has been serving the needs of state and local issuers, underwriters, credit providers, bondholders, and conduit borrowers throughout the United States for more than forty years in virtually every area of public finance. The firm currently has more than 35 attorneys in the Public Finance & Infrastructure Practice in its Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C. offices.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: