Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that capacity, we have counseled the SCSPA in connection with a variety of matters, including: land use and zoning issues arising out of the construction and operation of containerized and break bulk cargo terminals; land use, right-of-way acquisition, business, finance and political issues relating to the $650 million design and construction of the Cooper River Bridges Replacement Project; environmental impact, permitting, landlord-tenant/licensing issues associated with the SCSPA’s acquisition and use of the former Charleston Naval Base from the United States Government and the South Carolina Redevelopment Authority; nuclear, security and other regulatory issues associated with marine cargo being transported through the Port of Charleston, South Carolina; traditional and alternative methods of project and capital asset finance, state and federal grants, loans and funding mechanisms; local, state and federal governmental regulations; and dispute resolution in connection with procurement challenges and major commercial contract disputes.

Charleston Int'l. Ports, LLC v. S.C. State Ports Authority, No. 02-01973 (D.S.C. filed June 7, 2002).

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Establishment of an U.S. franchise system for Ecowash Mobile
Represented Ecowash Mobile, an Australian car wash franchisor, in the establishment of a franchise system of mobile car washes in the United States. more
Asbestos settlement trust for The Celotex Corporation
Represented the Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust established pursuant to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for The Celotex Corporation to more
Rail agreement between two public transportation systems
Representing a regional public transportation authority in what will be a rail agreement between two public transportation systems. more
Betz v. Weekley Homes
Successfully settled copyright litigation involving architectural works on behalf of David Weekley Homes. 

Frank Betz Assocs., Inc. more