Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation

The challenge posed by deteriorating infrastructure in communities throughout the United States has received increasing attention in recent years. While roads and bridges are crumbling and important civic spaces such as...more

12/18/2014 - Construction Industry DOT Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation

As P3 Bulletin, the New York Times and Richard Cavallaro, the new CEO of international construction company Skanska’s US operations, have recently stated, the increase in private investment and Public Private Partnerships...more

9/19/2014 - High-Speed Rail Infrastructure P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Surface Transportation

Infrastructure Investment Through P3s

Last month, a roundtable policy discussion on ways the financial community can invest in infrastructure using public-private partnerships (also known as P3s or PPPs) took place in New York City. The panel, chaired by U.S....more

7/23/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance

The City of Miami has recently adopted a public-private partnership (“P3?) ordinance. The new City ordinance, combined with the recently passed Florida state P3 legislation, and Miami-Dade County P3 resolution, continue to...more

7/18/2014 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

P3s are a Viable Tool for Convention Center Development

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

6/25/2014 - Construction Workers Contractors P3s Public-Private Partnerships Subcontractors

Miami-Dade Keeping up with National P3 Trends

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

6/13/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships

P3 Legislation A Hot Topic At The Florida Logistics & Trade Conference

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

5/26/2014 - GROW AMERICA Act Infrastructure Obama Administration P3s Public-Private Partnerships WRRDA

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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