Greenberg Traurig, Pa., Announced that it has expanded its public finance and infrastructure practice by hiring municipal veteran Brian Crumbaker for its office in Tallahassee, Florida.
Crumbaker, formerly at Hopping Green & Sams, has extensive experience representing bondholders and trust companies in matters relating to distressed or defaulting high yield tax-exempt bonds.
At Greenberg Traurig, he will advise municipal security credit holders and contract trustees on struggling and / or defaulting tax exemptions issued to finance the construction of public infrastructure, low-rental housing, health establishments, residences for the elderly and charter schools. .
Crumbaker will also represent issuers and underwriters in connection with primary tax exemption offers, both public issues and private placements.
“Brian brings unique skills that will complement our firm’s already strong team of public finance lawyers,” said David Ashburn, Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office. “We are delighted to welcome Brian to our Tallahassee office and believe his solution-oriented approach will be an asset to our clients’ public finance projects and help them resolve related legal issues. “
A native of Florida and a graduate of the University of Miami Law School and Florida State University, Crumbaker grew up in Tallahassee. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
“My representations often require working with attorneys in a variety of practice areas including tax, bankruptcy, litigation, real estate and land use,” said Crumbaker. “Greenberg Traurig’s full service offering allows me to quickly build a team of lawyers to advise clients on their most difficult projects and related legal issues.
Warren Bloom, co-chair of the firm’s national public finance practice, said Crumbaker truly understands the lifecycle of a bond-funded project.
“When a project is in trouble, Brian knows how to piece the deal together and properly size the project, whether it’s finding a new developer or a lender,” Bloom said.
Greenberg Traurig, founded over 30 years ago, has over 30 attorneys in its public finance practice in offices in Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC