Infrastructure & Development

The attorneys in the Infrastructure & Development Practice help businesses prepare for opportunities, navigate changing landscapes and find innovative solutions to build the framework for the new economy. We help steer projects that create jobs and develop the communities where people want to live, work and play.

In addition to the traditional infrastructure of pipelines, railroads, and highways, we are actively engaged in wireless telecom, renewable energy, sports arenas and mixed-use development projects constructed for public and private uses, and often with public and private ownership. Spiritus Law is adept at working closely with municipalities and states and their elected officials to negotiate the optimum financing structure and navigate complex regulatory environments for clients entering into infrastructure and development projects.

  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wireless Telecom
  • Public Facilities
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Transportation
  • Water/Wastewater
  • Sports Venues
  • Mining
  • Pipelines
  • Waste Disposal

Miami International Airport - North Terminal
Client: American Airlines, Inc.
The team represented American Airlines, Inc. in the construction, financing and lease of the North Terminal Development (NTD) Program on behalf of Miami-Dade County at Miami International Airport. The NTD Program will cost $2 billion and is planned to span 3.2 million square feet and stretch 1.3 miles. The Program includes airline terminals, ticket offices, counters, departure/arrival gates, lounges, Immigration and Naturalization Service facilities, laser baggage systems, concessions and an automated people mover system. Our team handled drafting, negotiating and obtaining governmental approval of all agreements with Miami-Dade County and helped navigated procurement, permitting and construction matters.

Cypress Creek Park and Ride Facility
Client: Florida Department of Transportation
We worked closely with FOOT in coordinating a public/private transaction for the development of the Cypress Creek Park and Ride Facility as a mixed-use complex featuring office, retail and public transportation components. The team drafted and negotiated a 99-year lease agreement with the developer and helped hurdle integral transportation issues relative to the Tri-Rail Authority.

Sheridan Street Park and Ride Facility
Client: Florida Department of Transportation
On behalf of FOOT, our attorneys helped close a public/private transaction for the development of the Sheridan Street Park and Ride Facility. This mixed-use project combines affordable housing, education, government office, retail and public transportation components. We handled the drafting and negotiation of a 99-year lease agreement with the developer and addressed transportation issues relative to the Tri-Rail Authority.

American Airlines Arena
Client: The Heat Group (d/h/a Miami Heat)
Our attorneys represented The Heat Group (d/b/a Miami Heat) in its construction, management and operation of the American Airlines Arena, a state-of-the-art waterfront venue owned by Miami-Dade County. We drafted, negotiated and obtained integral governmental approval of agreements with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, and helped navigate procurement and construction matters related to the project and its impact on the Port of Miami.

Homestead Motorsports Complex
Client: City of Homestead
The City of Homestead, Florida turned to the Spiritus team to handle its construction and leasing of the ambitious Homestead Motorsports Complex (HMC). The HMC is a 65,000-seat auto racing complex located on a 600-acre site which hosts, among other events, the final race of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series every year. We advised the City on all public financing, environmental permitting and construction matters (including contractor litigation), as well as drafted the lease and management agreements with the arena's operator.