Mr. Elias concentrates on project finance, mergers and acquisitions of regulated and non-regulated entities, strategic alliances and public/private partnerships. Specific areas of practice include counseling clients on strategic alliance opportunities – including teaming arrangements and joint ventures – and on traditional and alternative project deliveries for municipal and industrial infrastructure projects including Operation & Maintenance, Design/Bid/Build, Design/Build, Design/Build Operate and Design/Build Finance Operate Agreements for water, wastewater, solid waste and energy from waste facilities.


Mr. Elias has 30+ years of experience in municipal and industrial waste and water infrastructure project development finance and operation. Throughout his career, Mr. Elias successfully structured, negotiated and assisted in the management of over 400 infrastructure projects varying in size, structure, scope and complexity. Mr. Elias is experienced in providing strategic direction, hands-on project management/ organizational support and commercial and legal guidance through the entire project procurement, development and execution process. Mr. Elias is a graduate of the City University of New York, Queens College from where he received his B.A. in Economics in 1982 and his J.D. in 1986. Mr. Elias is an AV® rated attorney by Martindale – Hubble.