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Infrastructure Development


There is a challenge in the Southeast and in certain other parts of America: Infrastructure is aging – and in some cases deteriorating – as populations are growing. This challenge puts public health and safety at risk, limits economic growth, and squeezes state and federal budgets.

As public agencies have increasingly sought partnerships with the private sector to develop new infrastructure systems, Parker Poe has been at the forefront in counseling local, state and federal representatives, as well as private sector clients, on structuring, financing and operating a variety of public-private partnerships.

In the past decade, Parker Poe participated in the financing and development of more than $4 billion in infrastructure development projects overall. Our team combines real estate, corporate, public finance, regulatory, construction and governmental policy attorneys, and it has decades of combined experience financing and developing large-scale infrastructure projects. We are not satisfied unless our clients achieve the highest level of financial return and public benefit on their investments.

Representative Experience

Parker Poe has helped clients navigate legal issues in a wide range of infrastructure development projects, including:


  • Road and highway networks
  • Railways
  • Mass transit systems
  • Seaports
  • Airports
  • Greenways, pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths


  • Electrical power network
  • Wind energy
  • Biomass energy
  • Solar energy
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Petroleum pipelines
  • Steam or hot water production and distribution networks

Water Management

  • Drinking water supply
  • Sewage collection and disposal
  • Stormwater drainage systems
  • Major irrigation systems
  • Major flood control systems


  • Mobile phone networks
  • Landline telephone networks
  • Cable television networks
  • Internet backbone

Waste Management

  • Solid waste landfills
  • Solid waste incinerators
  • Recycling facilities
  • Hazardous waste disposal facilities

Public and Institutional Facilities

  • Schools
  • Government buildings
  • Higher education buildings and dormitories
  • Hospitals
  • Museums
  • Performing arts venues

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