Josh Burke focuses his practice on infrastructure, procurement, finance, construction and real estate transactions law. He has represented clients in a wide variety of transactional matters and has drafted agreements related to the development of various commercial and government projects. Josh plays key roles in the development of procurement and contract documents and regularly performs research on various legal matters.
During law school, Josh served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann of the Supreme Court of Texas and represented children in the Texas foster care system as a student attorney for the Children’s Rights Clinic. Prior to practicing law he taught history and coached at Crockett High School in Austin, Texas.
Texas Department of Transportation Projects
- Oak Hill Parkway Project. Key member of the legal team advising on the procurement of a proposed $500 million design-build project to reduce congestion and improve mobility in the Southwest Austin area. The Oak Hill Parkway Project will include the design and construction of approximately 7 miles of non-tolled improvements along US 290 from Circle Drive to Loop 1 (Mopac) and along SH 71 from US 290 to Silvermine Drive. The project will also include the reconstruction of the US 290 and SH 71 interchange. TxDOT issued an RFQ in October 2018 and an RFP in August 2019. Josh’s duties involve assisting with drafting procurement documents, including contract documents, as well as advising TxDOT in connection with meetings with proposers, responding to proposer questions and negotiating inter agency agreements with stakeholders. Conditional contract award is anticipated in early 2020.
- North Tarrant Express Segment 3C. Key member of the legal team that advised on the negotiation and closing of a change order to add a $650 million expansion segment to the Facility Agreement for NTE Segments 3A & 3B. Josh assisted with preparations for commercial and financial close and the drafting and review of ancillary closing documents. Financial close for the change order was reached in August 2019. Josh currently assists with contract administration for the project.
- I-35 NEX Project. Member of the legal team advising on the procurement of a proposed $1.9 billion design-build-maintain project to manage vehicle congestion, promote efficient use of existing transportation facilities and improve regional mobility along I-35 from I-410 South to FM 1103. Josh assisted with drafting requests for information from industry.
Austin Bergstrom International Airport – Capital Improvement Program. Member of the Executive Program Management services team that is assisting the airport in developing plans and strategies for the procurement, delivery, operation and maintenance of components included in the airport’s master plan to deliver approximately $4 billion in capital improvements.
Community & Professional
American Bar Association
Austin Bar Association
Design-Build Institute of America