Watkins & Eager provides comprehensive legal and financing advice on economic development projects ranging from multi-billion dollar investments to expansions of existing manufacturers. Central to our representation is our knowledge of and ability to maximize various funding programs, tax credits, and other incentives to ensure that a company’s desired expansion or new location becomes a reality. Our lawyers and professionals have experience in incentive negotiations, environmental permitting, real estate development issues, public finance, tax credits, workforce/employment issues, and commercial finance.
Representation involving economic development projects demands an interdisciplinary approach, including:
- Incentive negotiations
- Incentive application preparation
- Tax incentives
- Environmental permitting
- Real estate matters (title, easements, zoning, insurance)
- Tax credits and related corporate structuring needs
- Public finance
- Commercial finance
- Corporate and other tax planning
- Workforce training
We provide the right mix of experience and relationships to bring economic development opportunities to fruition.