McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC is at the forefront of helping municipalities realize the financial benefits of the privatization of essential government services. Our attorneys have unparalleled expertise in this area and are able to offer clients valuable advice relating to all aspects of the privatization process, including:

  • Advice on whether to privatize. Our attorneys will offer thoughtful analysis and innovative insight that will help you make the difficult choices related to privatization.
  • Smooth implementation. We help clients navigate the privatization process smoothly and profitably.

Our Services

We can expertly guide you through the privatization process whether you are interested in selling a water or wastewater system – or entering into a public-private partnership for the operation and management of such systems. Our attorneys will analyze all of the business, structural, tax and policy issues associated with these arrangements, including:

  • Procurement
  • Referendum
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Valuation and limitations
  • Tax and other impact on outstanding water/wastewater system debt
  • Operating issues – employees, union issues, etc.
  • Franchise/concession fees
  • Term of partnership
  • Ongoing capital improvements
  • Rate structure

Contact Us

For more information about our Privatization of Essential Government Services practice, please contact Joseph P. Baumann, Jr. at 973-622-1800.