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Williams Mullen is one of the leading law firms in the United States providing counsel for project and infrastructure development, including public-private partnerships (P3) and privatizations.  Our municipal and private sector clients know us not only for the depth of our infrastructure development experience, but also for our team of dedicated attorneys who can assist in taking a project from conception to completion.  Our attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of procurement, the underlying commercial transactions, public and private finance, regulatory compliance, permitting, tax structuring and eminent domain.  

Whether you are seeking to find common ground among the many divergent project stakeholders, trying to navigate the maze of procurement approaches, contracting methods and permitting, or just figuring out how to finance your project, Williams Mullen’s nationally-recognized Project Development and Infrastructure team can help.

Our attorneys assist with:

  • Enabling legislation
  • Public finance
  • Procurement methods
    • Design-build (DB), design-build-operate (DBO), design-build-operate-finance (DBOF) and build-operate-transfer (BOT), etc.
    • Traditional design-bid-build (DBB)
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating project documents
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements (EPC)
    • Operation and Maintenance Agreements (O&M)
    • Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
    • Transmission and Interconnection Agreements
    • Long-Term Ground Leases
    • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Construction litigation

Our project development and infrastructure experience spans many sectors, including:

  • Renewable Energy (municipal solid waste and alternative waste-to-energy, landfill gas, biomass, solar & wind projects)
  • Solid Waste (landfills, material recovery/resource recovery facilities & transfer stations)
  • Independent Power
  • Electric Transmission and Distribution
  • Light Rail
  • Road, Bridge, Tunnel and Highway Projects
  • Water, Wastewater and Desalination Facilities
  • Ports
  • Educational Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Hospitality Projects

Our government relations professionals also pitch in to help our clients secure requisite financing and work through the public approval and permitting process. Every day we bring together a dedicated team of attorneys with a broad range of backgrounds, from transactional attorneys to attorneys specializing in energy, public finance, environmental, tax, corporate, construction, land use and eminent domain law.

Our team includes the lead counsel on dozens of projects under the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 (PPTA) and the Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA), as well as the outside general counsel to a Virginia public transit authority that developed Virginia’s first light rail project.



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