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Represented a wholly owned subsidiary of the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company with respect to environmental and regulatory aspects of its $195 million acquisition of the wastewater system assets of the Scranton Sewer Authority.
​Counseled North America's largest bottled water company in the acquisition of spring water and other water rights, development of multiple spring water sites and bottling plants, and advised the company on water resource policy and regulatory issues in multiple states in the northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes region.

Represented a global provider of innovative solutions for the treatment and recycling of wastewater with preparing model agreements for providing reclaimed water production and sales to colleges and universities.

Represented the successful proposer in the negotiation of a 20-year DBOM contract with Tampa Bay Water, a multi-county regional public authority, to develop and operate a 60+ mgd surface water treatment facility, involving a technically and legally complex arrangement to pursue development of a state-of-the-art water treatment facility using innovative technology.

Represented a multi-national water/wastewater service provider in structuring an innovative multi-pronged project involving (1) the leasing, financing, design, construction, and merchant operation of a wastewater treatment sludge incinerator; (2) financing, design, and construction of major wastewater treatment plant improvements, coupled with long-term O&M services; and (3) long-term inspection and maintenance services relating to the city sewage collection system.

Representation of America’s largest water utility enterprise in structuring, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiations relating to the Rialto, California water/wastewater/recycled water concession transaction. This transaction, which included $140 million in project equity and debt financing, represented a precedent-setting step forward in structuring of public-private partnership arrangements, and became a model template for similar arrangements in other small to medium-sized communities facing significant infrastructure needs.  

​Advised and represented regional authority in development and expansion of wastewater system serving multiple municipalities in northeastern Pennsylvania.

​Structured and drafted the first ever PPP project agreements in California under the then-new statutory provisions allowing municipal USA procurement of private-public partnerships. This project involved D-B development of a replacement wastewater treatment plant, coupled with long-term O&M services.

Advised and represented the nation’s largest public pension fund in due diligence concerning the potential acquisition of a major investor owned water and wastewater utility company operating in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including advice concerning tax, contracting, environmental, regulatory, permitting, compliance and related risks, risk management strategies and potential structuring and bidding strategies.

Advising a utility network services provider in relation to the subcontract for the Integrated Industrial Wastewater Treatment Works project in Qatar being led by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and bid by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. We have reviewed and commented on the pre-subcontract agreement with respect to O&M Services to be subcontracted to SAUR SAS

Advising a utility network services provider and a major Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate during tender for Ashghal Catchment Zone Framework project concerning long-term, comprehensive O&M of the Qatar’s water and sewage network system (on-going). Our advice covered all public procurement, contractual and corporate issues.

Advised a Victorian Regional Water Authority on its new biosolids treatment plant and biosolids management solution procured on a PPP basis through the “Partnerships Victoria” program. This role involved advising on the project structuring, drafting the request for proposal documentation, attending interactive tender workshops with tenderers, evaluating bids, negotiating with preferred tenderer and finalising project documentation.

Advised a Victorian Regional Water Authority on the procurement of an appropriately $100m water reclamation and recycling facility adjoining a petroleum refinery. The role included procurement and structuring advice, drafting and negotiating the EPC contract and addressing contract implementation issues.

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