The firm serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (“SCSPA”), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that capacity, we have counseled the SCSPA in connection with a variety of matters, including: public finance, issues arising out of the construction and operation of containerized and break bulk cargo terminals; land use, right-of-way acquisition, business and political issues; environmental impact, permitting, landlord-tenant/licensing issues associated with the SCSPA’s acquisition and use of the former Charleston Naval Base from the United States Government and the South Carolina Redevelopment Authority; nuclear, security and other regulatory issues associated with marine cargo being transported through the Port of Charleston, South Carolina; traditional and alternative methods of project and capital asset finance, state and federal grants, loans and funding mechanisms; local, state and federal governmental regulations; and dispute resolution in connection with procurement challenges and major commercial contract disputes.

Represented the SCSPA and the State of South Carolina in connection with the recent execution of a bi-state agreement with the State of Georgia providing for the two states jointly to develop a new marine terminal on the Savannah River in Jasper County, SC. The agreements provide for the creation, pursuant to a Congressionally-approved interstate compact, of a new entity to own the terminal, the first phase of which is expected to cost several $ billion.

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