Eckert Seamans’ Infrastructure Practice Group counsels public and private entities on the vast array of complex legal matters that are involved in developing, designing, financing, building, and operating domestic and international infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships (PPP/P3). From bids to contracts, financing to licensing, procurement to construction, hiring to operation, and acquisition to disposition, we have consulted on and litigated commercial, financial, industrial, labor, and political infrastructure concerns on behalf of project developers, contractors, lenders, investors, governmental agencies, material suppliers, and other contributing organizations and key project stakeholders.
Our team’s diversity of blended experience across multiple specialty areas helps our clients confidently navigate a wide variety of legal infrastructure issues, such as:
- airports and aviation
- artificial intelligence
- autonomous transportation systems
- data security
- dispute resolution
- environmental matters
- equipment supply
- government affairs
- intellectual property
- law enforcement
- project funding (including debt, equity, public, and alternative financing structures)
- public finance
- real estate
Our collaborative multidisciplinary approach enables our firm to provide expert guidance across all aspects of commercial, legislative, municipal, and regulatory matters, including international environmental policy and international water law.
The members of our team have broad and extensive experience with regional, state, and federal agencies including the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We also maintain respected relationships with regulating agencies, insurance providers, utilities, and other crucial components of the infrastructure development and operation process.
Members of our team have served long and distinguished terms in the U.S. Congress where they developed strong bipartisan relationships with legislators and regulators across Capitol Hill. This provides our Infrastructure Practices Group with a truly unique perspective on the legal, political, and budgetary concerns of infrastructure projects. Special Counsel William D. Delahunt represented the 10th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011, where he served as a member of numerous House committees and was appointed to serve as the Congressional Delegate to the United Nations by President Barack Obama. Of particular note, Bill was instrumental in working toward the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, expanding marine transportation services, and promoting economic development in areas such as renewable energy, biofuels, and ocean technology. Special Counsel Peter King served 14 terms as a congressman representing New York’s South Shore Long Island district, which includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties. He served in many key roles including Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, was the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, and also served on the Financial Services Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. By cultivating influential bipartisan relationships, he was able to achieve a number of significant legislative successes, including the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and Hurricane Sandy relief funding.