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Greenberg Traurig hires PPP lawyer

Daniel Sherman is leaving DLA Piper to join Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office, where he will focus on public-private partnerships and infrastructure deals.

Law firm Greenberg Traurig has hired Daniel Sherman to join the public-private partnership (PPP) and infrastructure practice in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office.

Sherman, who previously worked at DLA Piper, will focus on brownfield projects and “high-profile, transit-oriented developments,” as well as public infrastructure and PPPs, according to a statement.

Sherman will work with Ken Neighbors, a shareholder in the firm’s public finance, PPP, environmental, energy and infrastructure practices, as well as with Ernest Greer, a managing shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office.

In a statement, Neighbors said Sherman’s hiring will help the firm to handle what he believes will be a “surge of public-private opportunities”.

“The next development cycle will be characterised by bigger, more complex deals that will demand public-private partnership finance and implementation structures in order to succeed,” Neighbors said.

Earlier this year, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed into law a bill allowing for PPPs to build and upgrade water infrastructure in the state. Georgia also has three major transportation PPPs in procurement under a revised framework established in 2009. Those PPPs include a project to add managed lanes to Interstates 75 and 575 and the development of a new rail and bus station near downtown Atlanta.

In a statement, Sherman credited Greenberg Traurig with leading efforts to establish new PPP financing and project development structures in Georgia.

Greenberg Traurig has about 1,800 attorneys in 30 offices, according to a statement.