Public Private Partnerships or P3s- How They Work and What They Mean for the Future

  • Tuesday, May 06, 2014
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St.

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Public Private Partnerships (PPPs or P3s) have featured much in the news lately with the development of a toll lane on U.S. 36 to Boulder.  Additionally, RTD's FasTracks program also used this creative form of financing and there will be a P3 panel speaking at the grand opening next Friday, May 9th. There's no better time to learn a bit more about how P3s work. What are the myths? What are the facts? City Club of Denver members and guests will get information from two leading experts, Cole Finegan and Anthony Ryan, in this exciting new field.


Cole Finegan is the Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells' Denver office and a member of the Hogan Lovells Board. He focuses his practice on working locally and nationally with businesses and governmental entities to create and expand public-private partnerships and has also represented clients in regulatory, land use and development, and legislative and public policy law for more than 20 years. Cole was recently recognized as a "Lawyer of the Decade" and "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Law Week Colorado. He was also named one of the most influential people in Denver by 5280 magazine ("The 5280 Fifty").

Prior to joining the firm, Cole served in dual positions as Denver's City Attorney and Chief of Staff to Mayor John Hickenlooper. During his tenure as City Attorney, Cole reorganized the office of 100 lawyers for the first time in 20 years, which saved the city more than US$1 million by cutting outside legal services and expanded the city's capabilities to try its own cases. As Chief of Staff, he led the successful campaign to change Denver's charter to add a Chief Financial Officer and to modernize the city's 100-year-old financial services structure. In private practice and in public life, Cole has been involved in almost every major private-public partnership in Denver, including the redevelopment of Stapleton Airport, the Gates Rubber Company facility, and most recently Denver Union Station.


Tony Ryan practices in the areas of real estate, real estate finance, land use, public private partnerships, and general corporate law.

Tony's real estate practice involves a wide range of real estate and real estate finance matters for a variety of industries, including renewable energy, transportation, transmission, sports and recreational facilities, outdoor advertising, golf course, and ski resort matters. Recent and past experiences include advising a renewable energy company on real estate issues related to the development of one of the largest wind farms in the United States, serving as lead real estate lawyer for the acquisition of a professional hockey team and related facilities and real property, serving as lead real estate counsel to a large outdoor advertising company on a multistate real property financing transaction, advising a leading provider of business lending on real estate and finance matters for a US$1 billion transaction spanning 13 states and over a hundred properties, and representing various clients in the Intermountain West and Southwest on real estate and public lands issues.

Tony has advised clients on numerous land use matters, with particular focus on obtaining local permitting authority for renewable energy projects and resort developments. He also assists clients in general corporate matters, including the formation of corporations, 501c(3)s, and limited liability companies.


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