The importance of private/public partnerships in today’s business and economic climate cannot be overstated.
It has become increasingly apparent that across the nation governments at the city, county and state level have ongoing revenue issues. Infrastructure costs continue to mount as revenues continue to drop. This creates an inviting environment for private/public partnerships (PPP) -- situations where private sector companies contract with governmental entities to fund and run specific projects. Clark Hill has worked on both sides of these partnerships, representing the interests of both the private and public sector in a wide variety of situations.
Our professionals have longstanding relationships with government officials from the local to the federal level, and years of experience building partnerships in the business community as well. We have a long history of successes for our clients in both the private and public sector. Because of our firm’s ability to navigate from each side of the fence, we are able to offer our clients unmatched experience and knowledge that we are able to use to their distinct advantage on every project.
Each side has a unique perspective. Government wants to protect its assets while mitigating its cost of operating. Private industry wants to reduce costs while increasing employment, fostering innovation and building revenue streams. With the best private/public partnerships, both sides achieve their goals: One side does not have to lose in order for the other to win. Clark Hill understands what it takes for government to work smoothly with private sector clients, and we can help both sides navigate the business landscape as efficiently as possible.
The world of private/public partnerships can be dauntingly complex and, frankly, filled with red tape. The key is knowing how to unravel it all. Clark Hill has been involved in a great many of these partnerships from their very beginning RFP stages, and worked through them with both our public and private sector clients on the many types of issues that arise: labor, zoning, licensing, legislation, regulatory hurdles. With a multifaceted team offering expertise across virtually every legal, governmental and regulatory arena, Clark Hill stands alone in the state of Michigan in terms of bringing all of these disciplines to the table for private/public partnerships.