Corey Boock is a nationally recognized leader in the field of public-private partnerships (P3s). He has experience structuring, procuring, financing, and negotiating cutting edge P3s to develop infrastructure projects in several different industries, including transportation, water/wastewater, solid waste, and freight rail. He has developed greenfield and brownfield P3s, using concession/franchises, design-build-finance-operate, design-build-operate-maintain, and other alternative project delivery and innovative finance methods on billions of dollars in projects. Mr. Boock not only helps public agencies implement projects, he has particular expertise in advising agencies in developing P3 programs from the outset, where he has assisted agencies assess legislative frameworks and constraints, develop program guidelines and policies, create and implement P3 project screening and feasibility studies, create consultant conflict of interest policies focused on P3 programs, and organize and structure master project delivery schedules prioritizing and logically delivering multiple P3 projects.
Mr. Boock is frequently asked to speak at key industry conferences, and his professional excellence has been recognized by his peers, who named him a Southern California "Super Lawyer" for Transportation/Maritime law for three consecutive years.
Indiana Finance Authority ("IFA") - Ohio River Bridges Project, East End Crossing. Lead attorney for the Nossaman team advising on the P3 procurement to design, build, finance, operation, and maintenance of the East End Crossing that will connect Kentucky to Indiana. The East End Crossing will be procured and developed as an availability payment concession. The $800 million (capital cost) project includes: a new six lane East End Bridge that crosses the Ohio River; the East End Kentucky Approach to the Bridge that will serve as an extension of the I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway): and the East End Indiana Approach that will serve as an extension of IN 265 (Lee Hamilton Highway). Services include assisting IFA with structuring the procurement, drafting and finalizing the RFP documents, developing the evaluation process and negotiating the public-private agreement. Commercial close was achieved on December 27, 2012 and financial close occurred on March 28, 2013. Mr. Boock continues to be involved in the project through the contract administration phase.
North Carolina Department of Transportation - I-77 HOT Lanes Project. Lead attorney for the Nossaman team assisting the Department with the structuring and administration of a procurement of a toll concession P3 for $600 million high occupancy toll lanes along the I-77 corridor near Charlotte, North Carolina. Services include drafting the procurement documents and developing the evaluation process and has also advised the Department on legislative changes related to the project and its P3 program.
Nevada Department of Transportation – P3 Program. Legal advisor to NDOT on the Pioneer Program, its P3 program. Services include advising on project/program legislation, project screening and procurement strategy, structure, and implementation. Program will include concessions, design-build, construction-manager-at risk, unsolicited proposals and other alternative delivery and innovative finance methods. To date, Mr. Boock has led the Nossaman team advising on the I-80 DB Project in Reno and on P3 feasibility analyses for the Demonstration Project and Project Neon in Las Vegas.
Arizona Department of Transportation – P3 Program. Co-lead attorney advising ADOT as it develops a P3 program covering new toll facilities, managed lanes, transit and other transportation facilities (including P3s involving facilities, rest areas and solar). Scope of work includes initial project screening and feasibility assessments and implementation of procurements for projects that prove feasible.
State of Alaska, Department of Law/Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority ("KABATA") - Knik Arm Crossing. Co-lead attorney assisting KABATA with the structuring, formation and procurement of a P3 for the Knik Arm Crossing, a $600 million, 2-mile toll bridge with related approaches/tunnel, the first P3 transportation project in Alaska.
Riverside County Transportation Commission – Tolling and P3 Program, SR 91 Express Lanes and I-15 HOT Lanes. Advisor to RCTC on the design-build and P3 procurements to develop, procure and finance an extension of the SR 91 Express Lanes (HOT lanes) into Riverside County and new HOT lanes in the median of the I-15 in Riverside County. Activities for these projects include drafting of procurement and contract documents, risk analysis, advice on compliance with federal and state procurement and contract requirements, and assistance in development of cooperative agreements with local and state entities.
South Jordan Bridge – Portsmouth/Chesapeake, Virginia. Served as legal advisor to an investor, performing project due diligence and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), operations and maintenance and toll systems installation and customer service agreements for a replacement toll bridge structure along the East Coast. Financial closing occurred in October 2010.
San Bernardino Associated Governments – Tolling and P3 Program. Advised SANBAG on the feasibility analysis and potential development, procurement and financing of managed lanes projects along the primary highway corridors within San Bernardino County, including the I-10, I-15 and SR-210.
High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority – High Desert Corridor. Advisor to the agency on the development, construction, financing, and procurement of a P3 for a new $4 billion 50-mile highway between Palmdale and Victorville in Southern California. Also assisting the agency, comprised of the Counties of San Bernardino and Los Angeles as well as five local cities, to obtain P3 authority for the project.
Partnerships British Columbia/British Columbia Ministry of Transportation – Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project. Consulted on structuring and implementing a CDN$600 million highway reconstruction and expansion project, including a 25 year concession. Worked with PBC to develop the province's first proposer consultation process that included individual and joint mid-procurement Proposer workshops. Advised on procurement process, the concession agreement and risk allocation.
Texas Department of Transportation – Statewide P3 Program. Part of the team advising on the largest P3 program in U.S. history; structuring procurement and contract documents, negotiating concession agreements, and structuring innovative financing arrangements (including applications to the USDOT's TIFIA credit assistance program and securing the largest TIFIA loan commitment to date) for a pipeline of projects worth more than $8 billion. Projects include: State Highway 130, Segments 1-4, State Highway 45 SE, Statewide Toll Integrator Services, State Highway 130, Segments 5&6, North Tarrant Express (I-820/SH 183), DFW Connector, I-635 Managed Lanes and the I-69/TTC.