The Arent Fox Government Relations Group counsels clients with respect to all government and political approvals required for the use and disposition of public buildings and lands.
Our attorneys represent owners, developers, financiers, brokers, end users and other parties before federal agencies (including the General Services Administration), the White House, congressional oversight committees, and state and local governments. We have assisted owners in leasing space to federal agencies and developers in acquiring surplus federal and municipal buildings and land for economic development opportunities. We have crafted legislation required to authorize complex public real estate transactions, garnered executive and stakeholder support, prepared witnesses for testimony, assured committee passage, won legislative enactment and guided implementation. Our attorneys have played a leading role in creating some of the most innovative public private partnerships in the country, and have devised successful strategies, even in this era of shrinking budgets, for obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars to support public and private projects. We also help clients take advantage of myriad federal and local opportunities to support green building initiatives.
Arent Fox’s bipartisan Government Relations Practice includes one former United States Senator, one former member of the United States House of Representatives, a former Director of the Export-Import Bank, and former senior congressional staff, including the former chief counsel to the Ranking Member of the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee in the House.