Working to build infrastructure projects across the country
McGuireWoods Consulting is staffed by policy experts-people who have worked in government and have innovative ideas about how government and business can work together. In Virginia, this expertise has had a powerful impact with the passage of landmark public-private partnership legislation.
The legislation began as McGuireWoods Consulting staff brainstormed ideas for how to get much-needed infrastructure-roads, schools, prisons-built. After consulting with state legislators, we assembled a coalition of private contractors, architects, and financial companies to help get the legislation passed. The result was an innovative approach to financing infrastructure and getting it built: overhaul of the Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA) and creation of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act. These acts have become model legislation for public-private partnerships across the nation, and McGuireWoods Consulting has since worked with clients in numerous states to build various infrastructure projects from roads and ports to rail and schools.
The Right Connections
Working closely with key legislators, McGuireWoods Consulting developed promotional materials, crafted amendments and discussed potential benefits with numerous legislators and the Governor's office. McGuireWoods Consulting also assembled an industry coalition to support the passage of the legislation.
Since the legislation was passed, McGuireWoods Consulting has successfully represented numerous national clients seeking to secure state contracts for billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects, including major road improvements, correctional centers, parking garages, etc. The McGuireWoods law firm represents these clients in contract negotiations, permitting, and other legal issues.
Expertise that Makes a Difference
Public affairs firms are often hired to solve problems. As experts in policy and government administration, with experience in Democratic and Republican administrations and contacts in both parties, we were setting policy. McGuireWoods Consulting is now widely recognized for its expertise in working with clients to develop successful public-private partnerships, and team members are regularly asked to speak on the issue at state and national conferences.