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Under current legislation, tax-exempt and other low cost financing solutions are not typically available for social infrastructure projects. The resulting higher cost of capital for social infrastructure projects raises viability concerns when the public sector procures projects with private sector-driven financings. As a result, historically, social infrastructure P3s have been outpaced by their surface transportation counterparts in the U.S. market. At the same time, deferred maintenance plagues public service facilities nationwide. For example, the…
La semana pasada, el Consejo Directivo de Michigan State University autorizó la negociación de un acuerdo de asociaciones público-privadas (P3) con el licitante ganador para una ampliación planificada de las instalaciones de salud e investigación de la universidad en el campus de Grand Rapids. La decisión marca una de muchas historias de éxito recientes de las P3 para el sector de educación superior. Anteriormente escribimos acerca de una reciente decisión judicial que propicia las…
Last week, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees authorized the negotiation of a comprehensive public-private partnership (P3) agreement with the winning proposer for a planned expansion of the university’s health and research facilities at the Grand Rapids campus. The decision marks one of many recent success stories for higher-education P3s. We previously wrote about a recent judicial decision that facilitates P3s for student housing, and a P3 for off-campus student housing at Florida
Over the last several years, we have posted several times about whether the statute of limitations bars remedies against lenders (and sometimes sponsors and trustees) of residential mortgages. (See here, here, and here). One of the most important cases in this area has been ACE Sec. Corp., Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006–SL2 v. DB Structured Prods., Inc.[1] We had discussed the intermediate appellate court decision in ACE in 2013.…
Ya hemos analizado antes la ley de las P3 del estado de Florida, que, a grandes rasgos, autoriza a las firmas privadas a presentar propuestas no solicitadas a las agencias estatales y locales para una amplia variedad de servicios e instalaciones públicas. El concepto detrás de una propuesta no solicitada es muy simple. El sector privado está en constante innovación.  Como resultado, es posible que el gobierno no tenga suficiente información para elaborar una solicitud…
El 5 de octubre, Bilzin Sumberg organizó su primera Conferencia de reurbanización del sur de la Florida. La conferencia comenzó con “Cafecito with the Mayors” (Cafecito con los alcaldes), durante la cual el Socio Ejecutivo de Bilzin Sumberg y líder de la Práctica P3 de la Firma Albert E. Dotson, Jr., habló con Carlos A. Gimenez, alcalde del condado de Miami-Dade y el alcalde de la ciudad de Miami, Francis X. Suarez, sobre asuntos e…
We have previously discussed the State of Florida’s P3 law, which broadly authorizes private firms to submit unsolicited proposals to state and local agencies for a wide variety of public services and facilities. The concept behind an unsolicited proposal is simple enough. The private sector is constantly innovating.  As a result, the government may not have enough information to draft a request for proposals and solicit offers for a particular solution.  Essentially, the government cannot…
The saying goes, knowledge equals power. For plaintiffs asserting claims for injunctive relief on behalf of putative classes, however, the Mott’s Apple Juice case demonstrates just the opposite. The Northern District of California’s recent order denying reconsideration of its summary judgment ruling in Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, 2018 WL 4585024 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 25, 2018) holds that a plaintiff cannot “plausibly claim” that he will suffer future harm if he is now “fully aware” of…
Bilzin Sumberg’s 2018 South Florida Redevelopment Conference highlighted emerging development trends and the latest changes in the South Florida market. Panel discussions covered successful strategies and unique opportunities for redevelopment in South Florida, including real estate P3s, transit-oriented development, tax strategies for real estate developers, development within opportunity zones, and the many faces of adaptive reuse.…
On October 5th, Bilzin Sumberg hosted its first-ever South Florida Redevelopment Conference. The conference kicked off with “Cafecito with the Mayors,” where Bilzin Sumberg’s Managing Partner-Elect and leader of the Firm’s P3 Practice, Albert E. Dotson, Jr., spoke with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez about development insights and issues in South Florida. The Mayors discussed South Florida’s resiliency initiatives, attraction and retention of talent, and exciting…