Brian Fender to Present on “The Basics of Bond Financing” at Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Workshop

TAMPA, FL - February 7, 2014 - Brian J. Fender, shareholder in GrayRobinson's Tampa office, will give a presentation entitled “The Basics of Bond Financing" at the FAC Certified County Commissioner Workshop, “Financial Management." The course will provide guidance for commissioners to better manage their county’s fiscal affairs.  Participants will gain a basic understanding of the state’s fiscal trends, budgeting process, revenue sources available to their counties and the what, when and how to issue debt. To register for this event held on March 26, 2014 at the Tourist Development Center in Tallahassee, FL click here.

Fender practices in the areas of public finance, corporate, securities and real estate. He has represented a variety of clients from small businesses to large corporations, as well as banking and financial institutions, cities, counties, universities, school boards, hospitals, governmental financing pools, aviation authorities, port authorities and various special districts. As a public finance lawyer, he serves primarily as disclosure counsel or underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds by various municipalities. As a corporate and securities lawyer, he has advised clients on state and federal securities laws and assisted companies with private placements, corporate structuring and general business law issues. With respect to real estate matters, Fender has represented borrowers and lenders in real estate acquisitions, development and financing transactions and represented both landlords and tenants in commercial office and industrial leasing transactions.