Public Finance

Bryant Miller Olive is a nationally recognized leader in public finance. Since 1970, the firm has represented over 500 clients, including state and local governments, non-profits and financial institutions. Bryant Miller Olive has one of the largest and most experienced public finance practice groups in the southeastern United States, with resident attorneys in our Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Jacksonville offices. Our public finance attorneys are also known for their meaningful community participation and active involvement in industry groups. As one of the top public finance firms in the Southeast, the firm’s highlights include:

  • Number one ranked Bond Counsel firm in Florida based on number of issues for 10 consecutive years
  • Number one ranked Disclosure Counsel firm in Southeast U.S. based on dollar volume and number of issues, since January 1, 2007

The firm’s dedicated Section 103 tax attorneys are recognized throughout the industry for their years of experience and reputation for providing comprehensive federal tax law advice in the public finance area. Additionally, Bryant Miller Olive has a wholly-owned arbitrage rebate service subsidiary, Integrity Public Finance Consulting (www.integritypfc.com), to assist tax-exempt borrowers with post-issuance compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and regulations promulgated thereunder. Our Public Finance Group has been a leader in the development of state law, having served as counsel of record on many significant bond validation cases. As the Securities and Exchange Commission has become more active in enforcement proceedings, Bryant Miller Olive has been at the national forefront of compliance with federal securities laws and the development of the Disclosure Counsel role. Over the years, the group’s lawyers have been extensively involved in many large and complex financings including:

  • Ad valorem tax and revenue bond financings
  • Airports and marine ports
  • Certificates of Participation and leasing
  • Commercial and residential infrastructure
  • Conduit financings
  • Corporate trust, default and workouts
  • Education (K-12)
  • Environmental
  • Higher education
  • Investment contracts
  • Letters of credit and other forms of credit enhancement
  • Lottery revenue bonds
  • Parking facilities
  • Pension Funds and OPEB
  • Private activity bonds and taxable financings
  • Public Power and Energy
  • Resource Recovery and Solid Waste
  • Small manufacturers
  • Stadiums and convention centers
  • Swaps, derivatives and other hedging instruments
  • Transportation
  • Variable rate debt and commercial paper
  • Affordable and workforce housing
  • Catastrophic property insurance
  • Charter schools
  • Competitive and negotiated financings
  • Corporate and real estate
  • Economic development
  • Electronic media and website development
  • Healthcare and assisted living
  • International issues
  • Legislative and administrative consulting
  • Litigation, including bond validations
  • Non-profits
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Pooled financings
  • Project Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Special assessments and impact fees
  • State Revolving Funds
  • Tax increment and community redevelopment
  • Utilities (water, sewer, electric, stormwater)
  • Water Management Districts

From the development of the finance plan through the closing of the financing, the Public Finance Group of Bryant Miller Olive works very closely with its clients to meet their particular and evolving needs. The firm is uniquely team oriented with a collaborative style well suited to the public finance community. This allows us to consistently dedicate our depth and diversity to problem solving in a variety of roles including:

  • Bond or Note Counsel
  • Borrower’s Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Issuer’s Counsel
  • Lender Bank’s Counsel
  • Letter of Credit Bank’s Counsel
  • Special Counsel to Local Government
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Swap Counsel
  • Trustee’s Counsel
  • Underwriter’s Counsel

Public finance is a unique blend of law, finance and public policy. With that in mind, Bryant Miller Olive has assembled a highly diverse group of talented lawyers who bring a variety of skill sets to the efficient practice of law at a high level of competency. This has resulted in a demonstrated record of nearly forty years of smart growth, enhanced services and uncommon stability.