Left to Right: Liz Dubeck, Patrick Harder, Michael L. Matkins, Peter M. Weil

Left to Right: Liz Dubeck, Patrick Harder, Michael L. Matkins, Peter M. Weil


LIZ DUBECK: O’Melveny & Myers LLP - Partner

Liz Dubeck focuses her practice on project finance, infrastructure development, public-private partnerships, real estate development, and leasing. She represents both public and private project sponsors, developers and investors in public-private partnership transactions involving transportation infrastructure assets, including seaports, airports and rail facilities, and including in particular the privatization of governmentally- owned assets. She also represents project sponsors and financial institutions.

In addition, Dubeck advises developers, tenants, and lenders in the acquisition, development, sale, leasing, and financing of real estate assets, including retail centers, business centers, infrastructure projects, and agricultural property. Notable work has included representing a large US port in various financing transactions; advising governmental agencies in the development of transportation infrastructure assets; and representing the investor group in the financing and development of an airline passenger terminal at JFK, among others.

PATRICK HARDER: Nossaman LLP - Partner

Over the past several years, Patrick Harder, Chair of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, has served as lead counsel to public agencies on some of the largest, most innovative, and most technically complex public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects in California and nationally, with project costs totaling over $10 billion. These projects will have a decided impact on several key industries that drive both the California and national economy: education, transportation and shipping.

In California, these projects include an award winning, first-of-its kind “social infrastructure” project, the $1 billion University of California, Merced 2020 campus expansion project, which reached financial and commercial close in August of 2016. The project – procured as an availability payment-based P3 – will involve the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of approximately 790,000 square feet of new facilities to meet the growing needs of UC Merced students.

MICHAEL L. MATKINS: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP - Partner

Michael L. Matkins is a founding partner of the firm Allen Matkins and one of the country’s leading lawyers in real estate development and finance. For more than 40 years, he has advised institutional investors, lenders, property owners, and developers in all aspects of purchase, sale, and financing of properties ranging from office and retail to recreational and mixed-use projects.

Matkins guides institutional lenders and investors through the complexities of real estate investing, offering established expertise in loans, joint ventures, partnerships, sale-leasebacks, and other forms of financing and investing. He has been involved in numerous multi-hundred million-dollar real property asset portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. He has also represented institutional investors in the restructuring of substantial investments in California real property, as well as institutional developers in acquiring, entitling, and developing master-planned communities.

PETER M. WEIL: Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP - Managing Partner and Senior Business and Real Estate Lawyer

Peter Weil is Glaser Weil’s Managing Partner and a Senior Business and Real Estate Lawyer. He has long been involved with large, complex and innovative real estate and corporate transactions. His extensive experience encompasses envelope-pushing matters ranging from the acquisition and disposition of businesses to real estate development, construction, leasing, financing and restructuring.

Weil’s list of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, significant real estate investors and developers, major studios and successful entrepreneurs. He served as lead outside counsel for MGM Mirage in connection with all legal aspects of the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history, CityCenter, the $9 billion, 20 million square-foot mixeduse project in Las Vegas. He also represented a prominent full-service real estate company in several major development projects, including a 1.3 million square-foot mixed-use project in North Hollywood. For many years, Weil has also held leadership positions in prominent civic organizations.

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