Overview

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.

Experience

Experience

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-warrant 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 seven 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, as well as the reconstruction of the US 290 and SH 71 interchange. In addition, the contract will include a five-year performance warranty for the project. TxDOT issued an RFQ in October 2018 and selected a Balfour Beatty/Fluor Corporation joint venture to develop the project in March 2020. 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. 
  • 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 $750 million expansion segment to the Facility Agreement for NTE Segments 3A & 3B. The parties achieved commercial and financial close in 2019, with a private activity bond and equity financing structure. The project is now under design and construction. Josh assisted with preparations for commercial and financial close and the drafting and review of ancillary closing documents. 
  • 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.Key member of the legal team advising the airport in developing plans and strategies for the procurement, delivery, financing, operation and maintenance of the projects included in the airport’s approximately $4 billion capital improvement plan. This work has included a detailed analysis of the airport’s legal authority to utilize various delivery methodologies and funding mechanisms, and other strategic program delivery advice.

Organizations

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Design-Build Institute of America

Practices

Industries

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