Partner Steven Torres to Present at IMLA 84th Annual Conference, September 20 in Atlanta, GA

Partner Steven Torres will present at the 2019 IMLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The presentation, which is titled “Public Private Partnerships in Economic Development, Sports and Entertainment: A Municipal Practitioner’s View,” will take place on September 20 at 9:15 am at the Atlanta Hilton, Salon West.

The presentation will explore the procurement, policy, contracting and economic parameters that comprise a successful P3 project development framework for municipalities in the areas of sports, recreation and economic development. Municipal counsel will learn how to utilize existing state procurement authority or develop home rule legislation to facilitate public private partnerships with private industry and developers that are mutually beneficial and maximize return and reduce risk for the public entity. Forms of procurement, key contractual elements, deal points and the art of negotiating with large, multi-national players or the local developer will be explored. Our always enlightening “traps for the unwary” will make sure your first or next P3 project is not your last!

Key program elements include:

  • Forms of procurement and project delivery models
  • Key Contractual terms necessary in a Public Private Partnership agreement
  • Drafting effective P3 Legislation
  • Effectively utilizing Qualifications Based or Best Value Selection in public procurements