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Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Creating public-private partnerships that matter.

Husch Blackwell structures public-private partnership (P3) transactions for critical infrastructure projects that fuel growth and serve lasting public needs. Our experienced team deftly navigates the span of P3 project delivery, from team formation to initial feasibility analysis and beyond project completion. 

We draw from a deep appreciation of how complex political dynamics can drive high-stakes outcomes for P3 projects that may coalesce over years rather than months. From airports to higher education campus facilities, and from wastewater facilities to courthouses, our P3 team is adept at balancing the public and private sector interests that must come together to make a P3 delivery successful. 

Husch Blackwell professionals recognize that P3s are not a magic bullet for infrastructure challenges – but when structured correctly, for the right projects, they are an ideal vehicle for driving success. We work closely with financial and technical advisors to help both private and public sector clients structure partnerships that unlock innovation, harness efficiencies and reduce life cycle costs, while accessing capital that makes these significant infrastructure projects a reality.

Our guidance to clients in the public-private partnership (P3) sector includes:

  • Contracts for design, development and construction
  • Dispute resolution
  • Financing model evaluation
  • Governmental affairs
  • Insolvency protection
  • Legal structuring
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Performance specifications
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Public relations
  • Real property acquisitions
  • Risk analysis
  • Third-party analysis
Articles | January 28, 2019
Inside Higher Ed: A Few Lessons About Public-Private Partnerships

As many institutions look to public-private partnerships as a financing solution for their biggest and most important projects, Charles G. Renner describes a few of the ins and outs.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
Kevin Kelley Named as 2019 Sports & Entertainment Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal

Kelley was recognized for his participation in some of the most high-profile sports facilities deals of the past decade.

News Releases | July 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Named as Finalist for P3 Awards 2019

The competition covers firms and projects throughout North and South America.

News Releases | March 11, 2019
Husch Blackwell P3 Report and Survey Document Growing Appeal of Public-Private Partnerships

Husch Blackwell's second report on public-private partnerships show decision-makers' increased confidence in the use of P3 agreements.

News Releases | February 05, 2019
Nikelle Meade Named to Austin Black Business Journal Top 10 Central Texas Lawyers

Nikelle Meade, partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development Group, has been named a 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Lawyer by the Austin Black Business Journal.

Media Mentions | February 04, 2019
Texas Lawyer Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 4 (log-in required)

Texas Lawyer reports on three new attorneys joining the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | January 28, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Three Partners in Houston

Robert Eckels, Arturo Michel and Sandy Hellums-Gomez join the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | January 28, 2019
Texas Lawyer: Husch Blackwell Adds 3 Partners to Houston Public Law Team

The lateral hires include former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, former Houston City Attorney Arturo Michel and governance and compliance lawyer Sandy Hellums-Gomez.

Media Mentions | December 12, 2018
Urban Milwaukee: Can Public-Private Deals Help County?
Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | May 17, 2018
RE Journals: Public-private partnerships providing a boost to municipalities

Charles Renner discusses why the time is now for the use public-private partnerships as a preferred method for infrastructure projects.

Media Mentions | April 19, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: Timeline for expanded KCI project remains unknown, but more players join the team

Charles Renner comments on the debt-only financing for the modernization of Kansas City International Airport.

Media Mentions | March 09, 2018
Bloomberg Briefs: Water Has Top P3 Potential

Charles Renner participates in a Q&A about U.S. water infrastructure and its growth potential for P3 deals.

Media Mentions | February 27, 2018
Metro Magazine: Report finds public-private partnerships gaining momentum

Husch Blackwell queried public sector respondents on various factors relating to their evaluation and planned use of P3 to support future projects.

News Releases | February 26, 2018
Husch Blackwell Survey and Report Finds Public-Private Partnerships Gaining Momentum

Husch Blackwell's P3 Trends Report and P3C Conference survey both focus on growth of public-private partnerships as a way of meeting community infrastructure needs.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

Media Mentions | October 27, 2017
Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar" Lists Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has three attorneys on the Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar."

Testimonials Chambers USA 2018

“The lawyers are more than just advisors, they are partners in achieving our goals. They are always extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally effective.”

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Testimonials Chambers USA 2019

"The team is noted for its work on the financing and operation of sports facilities, as well as the full range of issues affecting mixed-use developments and clients in the railroad, healthcare and hospitality sectors."

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Client Results

P3 spreads risks and benefits of new Milwaukee Bucks arena

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