Sidley’s Real Estate lawyers have broad experience with infrastructure projects, complex public-private development projects and privatizations. We have been counsel to the public or private sector in the construction and operation of bridges, a water treatment facility, the transfer of port facilities and governmental buildings to the private sector, the development of waste-to-energy and recycling facilities, public/private co-generation (power) plants, fiber optic telecommunications systems, private prisons, a municipal terminal food market and various airport development projects.
Our lawyers have also represented the public sector, the private sector and lenders and managed the financing on major projects that involve complex ground leases, joint venture agreements, design agreements, construction and demolition contracts, management/operating agreements and specialized consultant, licensing and easement agreements. These include projects for university campuses, central business districts, office and retail complexes around transportation hubs, and new theaters. We have also played a significant role in advising clients that have taken over (or proposed to take over) the management and operation of large municipally owned infrastructure projects in nationally recognized privatizations.