Public Finance

Partnerships between public agencies and private companies frequently function as the catalyst to get important infrastructure projects done. Counseling clients on public finance matters and governmental law issues, our attorneys provide legal assistance for these public-private projects.


Our lawyers advise issuers and non-governmental borrowers, financial institutions, underwriters and bond trustees in a wide range of public finance transactions across the state of Florida. We have represented large and small governmental and conduit issuers in a variety of revenue bond issues, from basic to complex structures. We represent banks providing credit enhancement, purchasing bonds, and restructuring credit arrangements with borrowers. We also represent developers whose property is financially impacted by publicly financed infrastructure.

We serve local and regional governments, counseling counties, cities, school boards, water management districts, regional planning councils, housing authorities, redevelopment authorities, community development districts, and other special districts.

We are a full-service firm, and that means our attorneys collaborate across practice areas to get support from colleagues on a range of legal and business issues that intersect with public finance law. The attorneys who collaborate have considerable experience in local government law issues involving public finance, land use and zoning, eminent domain, infrastructure development, procurement, benefits and, employment and construction litigation.

Our Commitment

We focus on our ability to coordinate resources to meet your needs and responsibilities. When we counsel governmental issuers, we strive to achieve the best results for the issuer and its citizens within the framework of its policies and applicable law. When we advise financial institutions in public finance transactions, we pay special attention to documenting the deal consistent with the institution’s credit approvals and policies, while furthering the trusted relationships with the borrower and other financing team members.

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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

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