Attorneys Representing Government Entities In Public-Private Projects
Public-private partnerships (P3s) provide an effective, efficient means for funding public works in tandem with private entities. However, P3s can lead to significant legal complication and potential risk. Especially when working out infrastructure initiatives with multiple municipalities or governing entities, there is no way to proceed successfully without seasoned, trusted legal counsel.
At Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., our attorneys are a trusted name in legal representation in North Dakota and Minnesota. We have been establishing our reputation in the community since 1939. The knowledge and experience our attorneys bring to every case ensures intelligent negotiation and smooth, favorable agreements for everyone involved.
The First P3 Flood Management Project In North America
Our legal team was instrumental in bringing about the Fargo-Morehead (FM) diversion project. This initiative, which will provide permanent and successful flood protection throughout the area, was the first-ever P3 project for the purpose of flood management, the successful completion of which required agreement from and coordination between:
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- The Metro Flood Diversion Authority
- The Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority
- The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
- The city of Comstock, Minnesota
- The city of Wolverton, Minnesota
Bringing all these entities together for such an important, encompassing project took weeks of intensive negotiation. Our lawyers provided sound legal counsel and negotiation support, which helped bring the parties together to get to a favorable agreement.
A Team Approach To P3 Representation
The FM diversion project is one important example of our team approach to handling P3 projects. Our financing team works closely with other practice groups at Ohnstad Twichell to navigate financial, legal and practical considerations. This fully integrated approach to P3 projects enables us to identify opportunities, prevent problems before they arise and deliver the innovative solutions our clients need.