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Building on Bracewell’s combined strengths, we provide our governmental entity clients with full-service legal counsel, with a particular emphasis on general counsel services, public finance, real estate, transportation, construction law and related matters. As a result of our depth, Bracewell offers a cross-disciplinary team focused on municipal finance, project finance, developer’s counsel and special issuer’s counsel. We provide guidance in all aspects of tax incentives, economic development and public /private partnerships (PPP) matters, and represent the entire spectrum of public, private, non-profit and for profit entities. When necessary, we draft legislation and ordinances creating or amending ‎state and local economic development programs. Our team creates innovative PPPs between local governments and the private sector to facilitate the development or redevelopment for projects in a broad range of industries, including transportation, hospitality, urban developments and urban parks, sports venues, social infrastructure, energy and educational institutions.

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City of Arlington, Texas — counsel in connection with the development of a new retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers

City of San Antonio, Texas — counsel in connection with the approximately $263 million development, construction, lease and operation of a convention center hotel, including a subsequent condominiumization and recapitalization of the project

City of San Antonio, Texas — counsel in connection with the PPP between San Antonio FC, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas, for the acquisition of and lease rights related to Toyota Field and the STAR Soccer Complex, which includes two long-term lease agreements, private and public financing, parking agreements, naming rights and other facility agreements

Midtown Redevelopment Authority — counsel in connection with an agreement regarding the development and construction of a single level underground parking garage that will provide approximately 400 public parking spaces on property along Main Street in downtown Houston

Museum of Fine Arts Houston — counsel in connection with the approximately $325 million expansion and redevelopment of its current campus, including structuring an economic development agreement in connection with the project

Sueba USA Corporation — counsel in the negotiation of a development agreement with the Katy Development Authority which involved the development of an 89-acre park, a two-phased loft living project, a mixed-use retail center and related parking facilities

Tenaska Inc. — development, project financing, offtake and purchase agreements with Brownsville Public Utilities Board for construction of a 800 MW natural gas-fueled combined cycle electric generation station in Brownsville, Texas

Texas Medical Center — development of a 28-acre biomedical innovation and commercialization campus known as TMC3. The facility will be a cooperative development between the medical center and four public medical institutions, including a world-renowned cancer center and a major public university’s health center. Texas Medical Center will also be entering into a participation agreement with a private party for the development, lease and operation of a hotel and conference room facility to serve the Texas Medical Center and the TMC3 project.

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