Highlights

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York
  • State of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Institutional Real Estate, Inc., Board of Advisors
  • National Contract Management Association, Board of Advisors
  • Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI), Advisor
  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Publications & Presentations

  • "New Law Eases Public-Private Funding for Transportation Upgrades," South Florida Daily Business Review, December 17, 2015.
  • "Pa. Ripe For P3s In Wake Of $1.1B Bridge Deal," Law 360, April 10, 2015.
  • "The District of Columbia’s Newly Enacted Public-Private Partnership Act of 2013 (P3 Act) Establishes a Clear Procurement Process and Makes D.C. a Viable Market for Investors, Developers and Contractors Interested in Public-Private Partnership Projects," Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, March 16, 2015.
  • "More tax breaks for private finance on public projects," Philly.com, January 21, 2015.
  • "There is no I in team: groups that build partnerships between public and private sectors are fostering more infrastructure investment in the U.S.," Institutional Real Estate, Inc., November 1, 2014.
  • "States Need Flexibility to Fix Aging Interstate System," South Florida Daily Business Review, June 9, 2014.
  • "How biz can use P3 financing, like the $2.3B I-4 makeover," Orlando Business Journal, May 2, 2014.
  • "Preliminary Development Agreement: An Innovative Method of Streamlining P3 Procurements in Social Infrastructure," Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, March 1, 2014.
  • "Becoming Sociable. The US P3 Market is Showing Increasing Signs of Maturity and Moves into the Social Sector are Growing," P3 Bulletin, Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2014.
  • "Life Throughout a P3 Project - Lessons Learned," Infra-Americas, February 17, 2014.
  • "Understanding Procurement Methods for P3s," ENR, September 9, 2013.
  • "A Primer on Bid Protests in the US P3 Market," Infra-Americas, March 21, 2012.
  • "A New Approach to Finance Roadwork," Newsday, January 26, 2011.
  • "New Jersey Can Rebuild Infrastructure With Partners," Star-Ledger, January 19, 2011.
  • "Public-Private Partnerships Offer Promising Future," Harrisburg Patriot-News, January 10, 2011.
  • "Public-Private Partnerships Hold Great Promise For Pennsylvania," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 6, 2011.
  • Infocast P3 Infrastructure Summit 2015, October 14, 2015.
  • The P3 Institute's P3 Pipeline: a Forum for the Private Sector, September 24, 2015.
  • Boston Bar Association- Public Private Partnerships: P3 in Market Survey and Best Practices for Counsel and Stakeholders, May 20, 2015.
  • P3 Hub Midwest, April 28, 2015.
  • Marketmaker Group- US P3 Forum: Surveying the P3 Landscape for Hidden Gems, March 25, 2015.
  • P3 Conference (P3C), February 23, 2015.
  • P3 Bulletin P3 Hub South: Military Housing Privatization in the South, February 3, 2015.
  • Construction Super Conference, December 3, 2014.
  • What the Election Results Mean for P3 Webinar, November 7, 2014.
  • Florida Council for P3 Fall Conference, October 9, 2014.
  • Alliance for Action P3 Conference, July 23, 2014.
  • CMAA Capital Projects Symposium, May 4, 2014.
  • Pennsylvania P3 Construction Forum: Overview of Social PPPs, March 19, 2014.
  • Construction SuperConference: The Evolution from Being a Contractor into Being a P3 Contractor, December 12, 2013.
  • APC/PennDOT 35th Annual Fall Seminar, November 21, 2013.
  • Institutional Investing in Infrastructure Conference, Institutional Real Estate Inc., November 6, 2012.
  • Project Finance/PPP Advanced Modeling, Vair Training, October 25, 2012.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Addressing New Jersey Infrastructure Needs with New Funding Options, New Jersey Alliance for Action, June 14, 2012.

Seminars

  • Alliance for Action P3 Conference, July 23, 2014.
  • CMAA Capital Projects Symposium, May 4, 2014.
  • Pennsylvania P3 Construction Forum, Overview of Social PPPs, March 19, 2014.
  • Construction SuperConference, The Evolution from Being a Contractor into Being a P3 Contractor, December 12, 2013.
  • APC/PennDOT 35th Annual Fall Seminar, November 21, 2013.
  • Institutional Investing in Infrastructure Conference, Institutional Real Estate Inc., November 6, 2012.
  • Project Finance/PPP Advanced Modeling, Vair Training, October 25, 2012.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Addressing New Jersey Infrastructure Needs with New Funding Options, New Jersey Alliance for Action, June 14, 2012.

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Frank M. Rapoport

Partner

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New York
41 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel 212.382.0909
Fax 212.382.3456

Pennsylvania
500 Berwyn Baptist Road
Suite 5 Gevrey
Devon, PA 19333

Tel 610.644.2900
Fax 610.644.3900

Frank M. Rapoport is a senior partner with the construction law firm of Peckar & Abramson, P.C., where he leads the firm's P3 practice. He has negotiated and closed 18 P3 deals in the U.S. privatized military housing market. Frank is also presently advising teams pursuing Miami Water, Corps Engineer P3s and multi-state roads, bridges and storm water P3s with state DOTs.

Mr. Rapoport concentrates his practice on construction, government contracts, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships (P3s). He represents project sponsors, equity investors, lenders and contractors in connection with transportation, social infrastructure, energy, water and parking projects in the United States. He has also advised governmental entities on how to develop procurements leading to P3 infrastructure.

Mr. Rapoport is highly regarded for strategizing and implementing successful business-capture plans for clients pursuing P3, design-build and complex infrastructure projects. He combines a deep understanding of the legal and political framework for P3s with the experience of having handled big-ticket government contracts and construction litigation. His knowledge and respect for the political issues in P3 deals have led to successful collaborations with key government officials. In advising teams, Frank concentrates on developing the necessary government affairs solutions.

Frank M. Rapoport serves as the Chief Strategy Advisor for the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI), the P3 industry’s advocacy nonprofit corporation (www.aiai-infra.org). In that role, he advises AIAI's Board with respect to states and municipalities in which there exist opportunities to advance P3 solutions to governors, mayors and county officials. Additionally, Frank is tasked with selecting and hiring local government affairs professionals.

Frank is also a co-founder of The P3 Institute, which brings together local government officials and the private sector to discuss possible P3 projects across all asset classes. In 2015, Frank joined with the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida to present a two-day program before 400 attendees.

He has chaired regional and national infrastructure summits across the United States, and developed P3 programs for the following: National Governors Association, Urban Land Institute, New Jersey Alliance for Action, and VAIR Training. Mr. Rapoport has published articles and op-eds nationwide on the benefits of P3s and is quoted regularly by The Wall Street Journal and other esteemed publications. He has testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as state legislatures in Pennsylvania and Colorado. He is active in promoting P3 legislation in Pennsylvania, Florida, California, New York, New Jersey and other emerging markets. Frank is respected by leading government officials pursuing P3s, and he uses his knowledge of the politics in P3s to guide his clients.

Mr. Rapoport began his career serving as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Concentrating his practice in the area of federal government contracts and litigation, he litigated contract disputes and false claim matters before the U.S. Court of Claims, the Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals, the Federal District Courts and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He personally briefed and argued over 20 cases at the appellate level. He also received recognition from the Attorney General for this legal work on behalf of the Department of Defense, NASA, Commerce, FBI, DEA, SBA, GSA, SEC, USIA, and the Office of the President.

He works in the firm’s New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. offices.


Notable Engagements

• Represented a real estate developer bidding on the Department of Defense Military Housing Privatization Initiative. Supported project capture efforts by strategizing all legal and government affairs endeavors and oversaw legal work necessary to close more than 18 deals valued at over $3 billion.

• Represented a consortium bidding in connection with the New York New Jersey Port Authority’s Goethals Bridge replacement project.

• Represented a design firm teamed to bid for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

• Advised numerous large construction companies on how to engage with private equity for teaming on P3 projects.

• Advised gubernatorial and legislative officials exploring P3 legislation in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California, as well as several other states.

• Advised a joint venture bidding for the design, engineering, construction and financing of the proposed High Desert Corridor toll road (north of Los Angeles).

• Represented a consortium interested in bidding for the proposed Yonkers school P3 program..

• Represented private equity sponsor in joining with national parking operator to pursue P3 projects with cities and universities.

• Represented a corporation in its P3 with NASA to film explorations in outer space.