Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Miami Light Rail System May Become A Signature P3

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

4/16/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships Roads

Enterprise Florida Opens Business Development Offices In China

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

4/4/2014 - Foreign Investment

Miami-Dade Mayor Emphasizes The Importance Of P3s

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

3/3/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Mayor Speaks Of Miami’s Emergence In Technology Sector

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

3/3/2014 - Florida Technology

Healthcare Sector Heating Up Throughout South Florida

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

2/28/2014 - Florida Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

P3 For Soccer Stadium Shouldn’t Be Ruled Out

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

2/27/2014 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

$50 Billion In Federal Funds Proposed To Support P3s

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

1/30/2014 - Federal Funding Infrastructure MAP-21 P3s

More Transportation P3s On The Horizon In South Florida And Nationally

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

12/19/2013 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Miami-Dade County Retail Industry Expands Amidst Increasing Demand

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

11/26/2013 - Economic Development Retailers

Amtrak, Public-Private Partnerships, And The Future Of Passenger Rail

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

11/21/2013 - Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships Railways

Opportunities For Public-Private Partnerships Continue To Expand

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. ...more

10/25/2013 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Federal Funding For New Transportation P3

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

9/16/2013 - Department of Transportation Federal Funding Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships In Unlikely Places

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

8/7/2013 - New Legislation P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Miami-Dade County Adopts New Public-Private Partnerships Resolution

Yesterday, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing a Public Private Partnership Program for the County....more

7/4/2013 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

New Legislation Facilitates Public-Private Partnerships

Earlier this month, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 85, which establishes statewide authorization and procedures for public-private partnerships....more

5/21/2013 - New Legislation Public-Private Partnerships

Proposed Florida Public-Private Partnerships Law Continues To Move Through Legislature

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

4/19/2013 - Public-Private Partnerships

New Federal And State Programs Will Boost Public-Private Partnership Development

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

4/8/2013 - Barack Obama Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships A Winning Strategy

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

4/5/2013 - Business Development Capital Markets Funding Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

Al Dotson Is The Champion Of Public-Private Partnerships

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

3/29/2013 - P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Q&A With Bilzin Sumberg's Al Dotson

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

3/18/2013 - Business Development Land Developers Local Governance Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships In Good Times

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

3/5/2013 - Infrastructure Middle East P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships, Seaports, And The New Normal

A recent article in the PPP Bulletin, “Change we can believe in?”, explains that “PPPs are the new normal” for infrastructure projects in the United States, and public-private partnerships are being relied upon for responses...more

1/23/2013 - Infrastructure P3s Ports Public Investments Public-Private Partnerships

Port Miami’s Development Improve Sea, Road, And Rail Access

We recently mentioned the Port of Miami’s ambitious development plans in the context of the several major public projects taking place in South Florida. Among these projects, it is clear that the activity at the Port is of...more

12/13/2012 - P3s Ports Railways Urban Planning & Development

New Public Transportation Contract Fuels Growth

Italian firm AnsaldoBreda awarded contract to build Metrorail cars in 2015 - Last week, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners awarded a $313 million contract to AnsaldoBreda to design and build 136 new...more

11/20/2012

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