David W. Sweeney, Sonette T. Magnus Selected Lobbyists for Airport Privatization Bid

Lewis Rice attorneys David W. Sweeney and Sonette T. Magnus were hired as the lobbyists for Partners Group AG to assist in its bid on a lease for St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Partners Group AG is a Swiss private equity firm that previously had a stake in the owner and operator of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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David focuses on lobbying, governmental and finance matters; municipal and public law; government affairs; zoning, land use, tax increment financing, community improvement districts, and other development incentives. His experience ranges from drafting and overseeing implementation of legislation regarding tax increment financing, community improvement districts, special business districts, transportation development districts, and property tax abatements to representation of governmental entities in a variety of real estate development and finance matters.

Sonette's government solutions and administrative law practice includes implementing practical strategies to achieve business results and influence public policy in the greater St. Louis area. She focuses on bridging strategic alliances between the public and private sector, particularly shepherding public-private partnerships.