Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) Partner Teno A. West, chair of the firm’s Municipal Infrastructure Team, describes the benefits and trends of public private partnerships (PPP) as part of the firm’s continuing series of informational online video presentations available to the public at
Mr. West defines what and how a PPP operates and describes the vitality and cost-efficiencies that can result when public agencies and private companies collaborate on public infrastructure projects.

“Public private partnerships are becoming more widely considered by municipalities, counties and states seeking alternative delivery methods for the development and construction of infrastructure projects that can be achieved at reduced cost through effective collaboration,” said Mr. West. “I am pleased to provide an overview of how these collaborations work together on behalf of the public.”

Mr. West is considered a national authority in the areas of public-private partnerships; water and wastewater law; solid waste management alternative energy projects; procurement law; and design-build-operate projects. He routinely represents government agencies in many parts of the United States dealing with the challenges associated with municipal infrastructure projects and related legislation required for undertaking alternative procurements and design-build and design-build-operate projects.

As part of the firm’s multimedia informational series on PPPs is an interview with Mr. West by US Financier Worldwide which includes a broader description of the benefits, trends and challenges surrounding public private partnerships in the US. The interview is also available on the firm’s homepage located below the video vignette or can be accessed by logging onto Public Private Partnerships/

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For further information, please contact PLDW Director of Administration David Sweet at 401-824-5100 or email

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