Public Finance

Greenspoon Marder has one of Florida’s largest and most diverse public finance practices. Since 2002, our attorneys have participated in more than 150 bond issues aggregating in excess of $5.0 billion.  We also serve as bond, underwriter, disclosure, borrower, and issuer and/or lender counsel.

The attorneys in our Public Finance Practice Group have significant experience in almost every type and purpose of bond financing, including but not limited to:

  • Bio-technology
  • Community Redevelopment
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Financing for Non-Profits
  • General Purpose Financing
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Parking
  • Re-funding, Current and Advance
  • Special Districts
  • Short-Term Working Capital Financings
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

We work on financings secured by diverse repayment sources, such as:

  • Ad Valorem Taxes
  • Covenants to Budget
  • Franchise Fees
  • Letters of Credit
  • Municipal Bond Insurance
  • Sales Taxes
  • Special Assessments
  • User Fees, Various Types
  • Utility Taxes

Greenspoon Marder’s attorneys work with a wide range of clients, including many who are infrequent issuers of bonds or issue only a small volume of bonds each year and, therefore, may be entitled to favorable treatment under federal tax law.

In addition, we offer expertise in a wide variety of local and state government law matters, which often pertain to the public finance industry.   Our attorneys focus on developing innovative financing techniques based on statutory mechanisms, including the use of special districts, special assessments, impact fees and lease-purchase arrangements.

The Public Finance Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder routinely attends legal education seminars conducted by the National Association of Bond Lawyers and other organizations; and, we are often called upon to serve as panelists and speakers on relevant public finance topics at seminars and conferences.

In addition to our expertise in public finance, the seasoned attorneys in our Government and Government Relations Practice Group provide the particular knowledge and experience that is often needed to address issues which may arise in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. These attorneys have represented many Florida cities, counties, school districts, special districts, authorities and state agencies in connection with a wide array of legal issues arising within their disciplines.

As a full-service law firm, Greenspoon Marder’s Public Finance attorneys may draw on the knowledge and experience of other practice areas groups within the firm, including but not limited to: Real EstateBankruptcy;Corporate SecuritiesBankingCorporate & BusinessFinance & TransactionsEnvironmentalAdministrativeWills, Trusts & EstatesTax.