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Our Infrastructure Group handles large-scale development projects involving public infrastructure, buildings and facilities. Recognized as leaders in the field for more than 30 years, we have worked on major public projects involving stadiums, auto racing venues, universities, ports and city halls, as well as private development where infrastructure issues become the primary challenge. Our group helps clients deal with real estate issues, land use planning and zoning, public and private finance, D-B and DBFOM project development, taxation constraints, public/private concession and leasehold parameters, environmental regulatory constraints, negotiation with stakeholders and local entities, and the myriad other aspects of public-private infrastructure projects.

Every major development project involves intimate coordination with local municipalities and government agencies. We can help guide project owners through the regulatory process, secure the necessary entitlements and oversee the implementation of public infrastructure matters. We are also experienced in identifying and securing public financing from various sources such as tax increment financing, special districts and local, state and federal grants.

When it comes to buildings and facilities, our group has vast experience leading multidisciplinary teams, which includes expertise from architects, engineers, water experts, transportation engineers and wildlife experts. We can quarterback the team to ensure the deal gets done rapidly and with the most beneficial deal structure for the client.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters
  • Advised a major California city on the development of a new city center project for its municipal offices and related public facilities utilizing a public-private partnership model. Worked closely with development and financial consultants to develop a framework that responded to the city’s cost constraints and overcame tax hurdles to meet the city’s goals and timing. Services included development of performance criteria, request for proposal and selection of the preferred proposer.

  • Represented the investor group in its joint venture to redevelop the historic Union Station train station in Downtown Denver, which is being transformed into a mixed-issued project with a hotel, transit station and restaurant and retails uses.

  • Provided land use representation as special counsel in connection with the acquisition and development of the Ralph L. Carr Justice Complex and Colorado History Center Project.

  • Development of a process and framework to select a zero emissions technology for subsequent preparation of a RFQ/RFP to implement an environmentally friendly system to move shipping containers from the ports' docks to railroad distribution yards. Advised the ports concerning selection of procurement frameworks, public contracting, public relations, public records and confidential information.

  • Served as special counsel in connection with the delivery of a total of $338 million Certificates of Participation (Ralph L. Carr Justice Complex and Colorado History Center Projects) evidencing proportionate interests in base rentals and other revenues under an annually renewable master build-to-suit lease purchase agreement between CHS/CJS Building, Inc. as lessor and the State of Colorado as lessee.

  • Provided land use and CEQA compliance advice regarding Recirculated Environmental Impact Report for controversial mixed use project in West Los Angeles with 2,600 residential units and 325,000 square feet of office and retail space.

  • Provided land use and CEQA compliance advice to a major university in West Los Angeles for master plan project. The master plan project involved adding 2,000,000 new and replacement square feet residential and non-residential facilities to the campus.

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Meet The Team

Steven A. Amerikaner Shareholder T 805.882.1407 samerikaner@bhfs.com
Jonathan R. Bloch Shareholder T 310.500.4632 jbloch@bhfs.com
Adam K. Bult Shareholder T 702.464.7077 abult@bhfs.com
Beth Collins Shareholder T 805.882.1419 bcollins@bhfs.com
Diane C. De Felice Shareholder T 310.500.4613 ddefelice@bhfs.com
Hubert A. Farbes, Jr. Shareholder T 303.223.1186 hfarbes@bhfs.com
Bruce A. James Shareholder T 303.223.1167 bjames@bhfs.com
Gary M. Kvistad Shareholder T 805.882.1414 gkvistad@bhfs.com
Andrew L. Meyers Shareholder T 303.223.1193 ameyers@bhfs.com
Jonathan G. Pray Shareholder T 303.223.1211 jpray@bhfs.com
Carolynne C. White Shareholder T 303.223.1197 cwhite@bhfs.com
Gregory A. Vallin Shareholder T 303.223.1103 gvallin@bhfs.com