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A Public-Private Partnership (P3) is an agreement between a government entity and a private partner to provide a public service or develop a public facility in a manner that divides the risks, rewards, and responsibilities between the public and private sectors. While these partnerships have many benefits, such as helping resolve public infrastructure challenges and stimulating job growth, they are governed by complex regulations and contractual arrangements that require sophisticated, experienced legal counsel. 

Bilzin Sumberg’s P3 Team has been the key legal representation on various multi-billion dollar Public-Private Partnerships in Florida. Bilzin Sumberg has extensive experience in public-private projects, including rail and transit facilities, airports, marinas, sports facilities, convention centers, healthcare/life sciences facilities, educational institutions, water and sewer facilities, parking structures, and various infrastructure developments. In recognition of its accomplishments, Bilzin Sumberg has been recognized seven times as a finalist for the P3 Awards’ "Legal Advisor of the Year" category over the past nine years. The prominent and highly competitive award series, hosted by P3 Bulletin, recognizes and rewards the best in public-private partnerships (P3s) across the Americas. 

Our services are wide-reaching, but focus on: 

Government Contracting, including structuring teams and consortia, assisting clients with evaluating and responding to government solicitations and preparing oral presentations, legal analysis, and advocacy before selection committees and administrative personnel;

Lobbying, including competitive research, strategy development and advocacy, meetings with public officials, and public presentations;

Bid Protests, including defending and prosecuting bid protests at all levels of government and in the courts;

Transactions and Project Finance, including negotiating contracts and assisting with financing and structuring the development program utilizing both public and private finance approaches;

 Educational Institutions and Municipalities, including assisting public educational institutions with developing and implementing a procurement plan and negotiating comprehensive P3 agreements; 

Multinational Companies – our P3 clients have included domestic, Asian, European, and South American companies and consortia seeking P3 opportunities in the states;

Real estate developers – we have guided our clients through P3s for a variety of public real estate developments, including convention centers, parking garages, public transportation facilities, and educational facilities. 

• Represent both Consortia and Design-Build Contractors in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction agreements for P3 infrastructure projects. 

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Eric Singer
Suzanne M. Amaducci
Chair of Real Estate & Finance
Javier F. Aviñó
Practice Group Leader, Land Development & Government Relations
Lauren O. Cankaya
Krista D. DeCastro
Of Counsel
Rena Kelley
Of Counsel
Eileen Ball Mehta
Of Counsel
Diana C. Mendez
Rafael A. Paz
Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group