Financing Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure, Transportation, Energy and Redevelopment Projects

Structuring Traditional and Alternative Financing and Allocating Risk to Protect Return on Investment

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in structuring financing for various public-private partnership (PPP or P3) projects, including traditional and alternative financing, private activity and tax-exempt bonds, and governmental funds such as TIFIA. The panel will explain risk allocation measures to ensure successful financing and discuss recent legislative, regulatory and case law developments impacting PPPs and financing.


As governments continue to confront increasing budget constraints, competing funding priorities, declining tax revenues, and rising expenses, PPPs have become a growing and critical source of infrastructure development.

P3 deals involve complex financial instruments and financing techniques, which require sophisticated finance structures. Counsel must carefully navigate and advise their clients on the various sources of PPP financing, asset monetization and availability payments, asset valuation, and revenue stream development.

Several key risks must be considered, allocated and managed to ensure successful financing of PPP projects. Practitioners must also leverage risk mitigation products for project sponsors, lenders and governments, including hedging and futures contracts, insurance and similar products.

Listen as our authoritative panel of project finance practitioners discusses considerations for structuring financing for P3 projects, from traditional to alternative financing, private activity and tax-exempt bonds, and sources of governmental funds such as TIFIA. The panel will address risk allocation measures to protect return on investment as well as recent legislative, regulatory and case law developments that impact PPPs.


  1. PPP financing methods and structures
    1. Traditional bank financing
    2. Private activity and other tax-exempt bonds
    3. Equity financing
    4. Mezzanine financing
    5. Federal and state government loans and grants
    6. MAP-21 and TIFIA
  2. Risk allocation measures for successful financing
  3. Recent legal and regulatory developments impacting PPPs and financing


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are current trends for financing P3 projects in 2014?
  • What are the primary roles of public entities as partners in the finance structure?
  • What are the risks and mitigating factors associated with the various financing models?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Reginald A. Long, Partner
Love and Long, Philadelphia

Mr. Long focuses his practice on project development, project and corporate finance, banking, secured transactions, subordinated debt, loan restructuring, loan participations, public agency, real estate, zoning and land use. Currently, he serves as counsel to several financial institutions, a Fortune 100 company, developers, and municipalities. He previously served as a lead attorney for the firm in connection with the representation of the United States Department of Treasury in the Small Business Lending Program.

Steve T. Park, Atty
Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia

Mr. Park advises clients in all phases of transportation and infrastructure projects. He has served as counsel to sponsors, lenders, underwriters and borrowers in public-private partnerships for all types of assets including toll roads, transit projects, port projects and water/sewer infrastructure projects.  Mr. Park has presented and written significantly on the latest trends and issues in financing P3 projects.


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