Public-Private Partnerships


Leveraging the Private Sector for the Public Good

Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS) has made a major commitment to support the growing interest in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and has served as a vital partner to our clients in negotiating the complex path to a successful project. While enabling the legislation for such partnerships is typically at the state level, the needs and our involvement are growing throughout the nation.

The firm’s management team is committed to enhancing our clients’ understanding of the process and is well-poised to make significant contributions in the program – from initial concept through final fulfillment of the project’s established governmental requirements.

TSS has a multi-discipline market sector approach that is ideally suited to the demands of large, long-term PPP projects. This approach allows clients to rely on a single source of essential services when contemplating using a PPP procurement method.

The Public-Private Advantage

While the elimination or significant reduction of bureaucratic issues and obstacles are a key component of PPPs, the list of significant differences is impressive.

National Opportunity

With these advantages becoming more recognizable, more states across the U.S. are turning to PPPs. Currently, 24 individual states have adopted various forms of enabling legislation to make PPPs possible and the network continues to expand.

Virginia Opportunity

Virginia has become a national leader in the evolution of PPPs. The Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) and Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA) are successful models being replicated across the country. As an early supporter of the legislation and programs created by the facilitating legislation, TSS has acquired comprehensive, hands-on experience offering strategic counseling and governmental affairs support for clients negotiating the complex PPEA and PPTA process. With the integrated capabilities of our experienced public affairs professionals and the vast resources of Troutman Sanders LLP, we are in a unique position to provide these services using a proactive, creative and comprehensive team approach.

As insight to Virginia’s PPP laws (PPEA and PPTA), the following are responses to frequently asked questions:


TSS Experience


TSS has played an important role in the evolution of PPPs and supported numerous projects, which serve as effective examples for programs throughout the United States. In Virginia, we have achieved an industry leadership status and have been instrumental in a wide range of extraordinary projects.

The Troutman Sanders PPP Team facilitates business opportunities between public entities and the private sector.

Once common opportunities are identified, Troutman Sanders attorneys assist with the PPP process, from drafting and negotiating contracts, to preparing bid materials, structuring financing and providing government relations and consulting services. The Team guides projects through the approval and appropriations processes seamlessly with its extensive legislative and governmental affairs experience.

The PPP Team also has broad experience in all areas of real estate, including the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, zoning, construction, and sale of schools, office buildings, shopping centers, manufacturing and utility facilities, hotels and mixed-use projects. They have participated in financings for a wide range of projects, including educational, correctional, environmental, recreational, commercial, industrial, transportation, and healthcare facilities, as well as IT infrastructure projects.

The Team has provided bond counsel services to a variety of local government entities, including cities, counties, towns, industrial development authorities, public service authorities and housing authorities.

Our Team would be happy to visit with your company or locality to present more detailed information on the Act and its potential benefits.

TSS Experience

TSS has played an important role in the evolution of PPPs and supported numerous projects, which serve as effective examples for programs throughout the United States. In Virginia, we have achieved an industry leadership status and have been instrumental in a wide range of extraordinary projects.

Troutman Sanders Strategies is well-known throughout the Southeast and Eastern seaboard, as well as around the U.S., for our leadership in the organization of PPP projects. If you desire any additional information regarding PPP projects, please do not hesitate to contact Clark Lewis.

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