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City of Buffalo $1 Billion Public School Refurbishment 

Client Type: Privately held

Since 2004, a Hodgson Russ team led by Terrence M. Gilbride has served as counsel to LPCiminelli in its capacity as program provider for the $1 billion City of Buffalo public school refurbishment, renovation, and modernization project. This project, which required seven separate special pieces of state legislature, is currently in its fifth phase and has resulted in the renovation of more than 60 antiquated public school buildings. Hodgson Russ’s representation extends to all aspects of this unique public-private partnership project, including procurement of state legislation, assistance in securing state education department SED approvals on construction and financing, assistance with development of strategies and funding sources for the city’s portion of the project costs, assistance in procurement of tax-exempt bonding, assistance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act review process, counsel regarding MBE/WBE compliance and workforce development, and procurement of all necessary architectural and construction services.