Civic / Social Infrastructure Lawyers – West Group Law

Civic/Social Infrastructure

West Group Law has extensive experience in the development of urban renewal and municipal construction projects. Our attorneys have represented public entities in the procurement, construction, and operation of a variety of municipal projects, including major entertainment venues.

We work with public leaders to advance their community, educational, and recreational services, as well as preserve historical and cultural landmarks and buildings. In connection with such projects and endeavors, we assist public officials with accelerating economic development opportunities that respond to a community’s strategic planning for the purposes of new business opportunities and sources of revenue.

Knowledge in All Aspects of Infrastructure

Our attorneys offer a broad range of business, legal, public policy, real estate, and regulatory experience, including public-private partnerships. Providing comprehensive counsel, we advise on all phases of municipal infrastructure projects – from concept and structuring to procurement and permitting to construction and beyond.

Representative Projects

West Group Law attorneys have worked on various notable civic /social infrastructure projects, including:

Nassau County, New York in connection with the redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site — a project valued at more than $300 million, consisting of a public-private partnership to transform the 43-year-old Coliseum and plaza into an attractive, first-class destination for sports and family entertainment. Our representation included assisting the County with obtaining private financing for the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding area; drafting an RFQ and an RFP seeking private developers for the redevelopment of the Nassau Hub; facilitating the procurement processes; negotiating the contract documents, including simultaneous lease negotiations with the selected RFP finalists; and shepherding the selected lease through the County’s approval process. WGL attorneys successfully negotiated a redevelopment and lease agreement between the County and Nassau Events Center, LLC, an affiliate of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The project will result in zero tax liability to the residents of Nassau County and will generate more than $300 million in direct revenue to the County over the full 49-year term of the lease.

City of Fall River, Massachusetts in the development of a new 130,600 square foot, three-story middle school project with an estimated value of nearly $55 million. WGL attorneys assisted in the procurement, construction, and implementation for this project, including drafting and negotiation of numerous procurement and construction documents, and defended the City against several bid protests.

City of Coachella, California in which members of the firm advised on the development of a City Hall complex utilizing a design-build delivery approach. This representation included the structuring of the public and private project to include various tenants as City partners, and involved the development of a post office, county offices, and other municipal offices.

City of Taunton, Massachusetts in the procurement for the expansion of an 18-Hole municipal golf course public-private partnership for the design and construction, as well as long-term operation, of a former 9-hole public course.

For more information about our civic / social infrastructure practice, please call to speak with Managing Partner Teno West.