South Florida has long been a leading destination for conventions and trade shows, and the convention market is extremely competitive. As other cities have expanded and modernized their convention centers, ours have remained...more
As discussed in our last post about national and local developments in public-private partnership (P3) legislation, Florida is keeping up with the P3 trend and Miami-Dade County is not far behind. Miami-Dade’s Citizens...more
Public-private partnerships (P3s) received significant attention at the 2014 Florida Logistics and Trade Conference. The overall consensus of the conference’s P3 Panel, which was moderated by Albert Dotson, is that the state...more
The use of public-private partnerships (P3s), especially in the transportation sector, is gaining steam in South Florida. Proposed projects have included Miami-Dade College Medical Campus expansion, red-light cameras,...more
Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach -
On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras,...more
Enterprise Florida recently opened business development offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enterprise Florida is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders that strives to increase job growth for...more
During his State of the County Address this week, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez emphasized the importance of following the national trend of increasing public-private partnerships (P3s) to “tackle the urgent challenge of...more
Miami’s technology movement is not on the brink of happening…it is happening and it’s happening now. With the Downtown Development Authority’s success in facilitating hedge fund Universa Investments’ relocation to Miami, and...more
The University of Miami just announced plans to build a 200,000 square foot medical facility at its main campus in Coral Gables. Currently, many of UM’s medical facilities are concentrated in Miami’s Health District, where...more
The arrival of David Beckham in Miami has incited a new kind of soccer fever in the city known to frequent soccer games in crowds of over 70,000. Most newsworthy right now is the talk of building a soccer stadium in Miami....more
The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation that would establish the “American Infrastructure Fund,” a $50 billion fund that would help finance public-private partnerships (P3s) infrastructure projects prioritized by...more
We have written frequently about the potential for new transportation-related public-private partnerships (P3s). Recent posts on the topic have discussed Amtrak, UniversityCity at FIU, and PortMiami, among other area...more
Along with the condo market and the hospitality industry, the retail sector in Miami-Dade County has bounced back from the downturn, and developers and retailers are scrambling to expand existing shopping centers and build...more
A recent article published in the Miami Herald reflects growing support to form a public-private partnership (P3) to save the national passenger rail system. To some, this statement may sound puzzling, as the national...more
We have on several occasions discussed the major infrastructure projects currently under construction at PortMiami, and how the port is a prime location for public-private partnerships (P3s) in the coming years.
In prior posts, we have written about the federal government’s new focus on public-private partnerships in order to leverage its grant money with private investments, as well as the future of transportation-related PPPs in...more
P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects -
We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more
Yesterday, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing a Public Private Partnership Program for the County....more
Earlier this month, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 85, which establishes statewide authorization and procedures for public-private partnerships....more
We recently wrote about the Florida House and Senate bills regarding public-private partnerships that are currently under consideration. As a brief update, House Bill 85 was approved on Tuesday by the House Appropriations...more
Last Friday, President Obama visited Miami and, speaking at the Port of Miami, detailed his proposals for increased public-infrastructure spending through public-private partnerships. Although the President envisions...more
The global recession was unkind to communities across the United States and around the world. Facing diminished tax bases, frozen capital markets and a reduction in federal and state funding, many local governments shelved...more
Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013.
Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more
Originally Published in Law360 on March 13, 2013.
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
A: One of the most challenging matters in which I am involved is the Miami...more
In prior posts, we have explained that the proliferation of public – private partnerships in recent years has been due, in part, to the financial stresses placed on local governments during that same period of time. The...more