Charles E. “Chuck” Wall is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s national Construction practice. Mr. Wall is a trusted advisor on complex public-private partnerships (P3s or PPPs) and infrastructure development. Building on the common ground between business and government, he helps clients craft successful partnering arrangements for large-scale transportation and social infrastructure projects.
Mr. Wall assists clients in all aspects of public-private partnerships and infrastructure development, from initial concept through procurement, design, construction, post-completion and long-term operation and maintenance. His experience is extensive and involves some of the largest, most unique and most complicated P3 projects in the U.S., several of which involve capital expenditures in the billions.
His work focuses on crafting project-specific risk-sharing arrangements involving the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of high-priority highways, transit systems, airport facilities and water/wastewater systems, among others. Mr. Wall has advised both private- and public-sector clients on numerous concession arrangements and other alternative project deliveries and procurement-related matters.
Through this work, he has developed a deep understanding of the substantial risks and opportunities these ventures can present construction firms/JVs, equity members, lenders, designers, operation and maintenance providers, and public agencies.
In addition to P3s, Mr. Wall advises clients on a vast array of construction and corporate matters, including design-build and other construction-related contracts, joint ventures and teaming arrangements, and issues that arise through procurement, project execution, O&M and beyond.
His comprehensive understanding of the construction and transportation industries, combined with his corporate and government relations experience, enables him to proficiently work through the details and subtleties of a project while also helping clients keep focused on the big picture.
To help clients in achieving success, he approaches issues and potential roadblocks with next steps in mind. Through “outside-the-box” thinking and a collaborative win-win approach, he seeks first to work with all parties to identify trouble spots early and develop workable solutions to even the most challenging problems. As a skilled negotiator with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Wall provides clients with a steady hand to navigate through the myriad of issues that may arise, from the routine to the most complex.
- J.D., University of Richmond (1989)
- University of Richmond Law Review
- B.B.A., The College of William and Mary (1986)
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