B. Herbert Boatner, Jr.


Office phone: 813-273-6677


Office Location: Tampa



Public finance and bond attorney B. Herbert “Herb” Boatner, Jr. joined Bryant Miller Olive in 2016 as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Tampa office.

Practicing law for more than 40 years, Herb represents state and local governments and authorities, underwriters, borrowers, trustees and banks, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, developer’s counsel, P3 (Public Private Partnership) counsel, letter of credit bank counsel and trustee’s counsel.

Herb has extensive experience in public finance involving toll roads, airports, healthcare facilities, Florida community development districts, special districts, educational facilities, single and multi-family housing, and general governmental infrastructure.

Herb’s representative experience also includes:

  • Representation of bond funds, banks and developers in default and workout situations.
  • Representation of clients in tax-exempt direct placement bank transactions, as well as swaps and asset-based securitized transactions.
  • Representation of clients in public finance projects, including, $2 billion in toll road financings; more than $1 billion in hospital financings; and almost $1 billion in airport financings.
  • Representation of clients in the building of the original Joe Robbie Stadium and also The Rickenbacker Causeway, both in Miami.
  • Has served as bond counsel for numerous bank placements, including non-profit borrowers.

Since 2007, Herb has appeared on the “Transactions and Finance: recommended lawyer list in Florida in The Legal 500. He is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Pennsylvania.

Herb received his J.D. in 1972 from Cornell University and earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Among the people Herb most admires is “anyone who has served in the armed forces of our country, since they protect the many freedoms and rights that we might not have without them.”

In his spare time, Herb enjoys reading, and spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.



College: University of Pennsylvania, BA in Economics

Law School: Cornell University, J.D., 1972


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