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File #: 22-1011   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Attorney
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: MOTION TO APPROVE agreements for the appointment of the following firms as Broward County outside bond counsel: (1) Bryant Miller Olive, P.A., in joint venture with Marcelo Llorente, P.A.; (2) Law Offices of Steve E. Bullock, P.A.; (3) Locke Lord LLP, in joint venture with the Law Offices of Carol D. Ellis, P.A.; (4) Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A., in joint venture with Manuel Alonso-Poch, P.A.; (5) D. Seaton and Associates, P.A.; (6) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, in joint venture with the Law Office of Perry Thurston, Jr., P.A.; (7) Greenberg Traurig, P.A., in joint venture with Edwards & Feanny, P.A.; and (8) GrayRobinson, P.A., in joint venture with Pittman Law Group, P.L., as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on bond/note transactions and on conduit issues involving the Housing Finance Authority, the Health Facilities Authority, and Industrial Revenue Bonds.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Bond Counsel Agreements for Legal Services, 2. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO APPROVE agreements for the appointment of the following firms as Broward County outside bond counsel: (1) Bryant Miller Olive, P.A., in joint venture with Marcelo Llorente, P.A.; (2) Law Offices of Steve E. Bullock, P.A.; (3) Locke Lord LLP, in joint venture with the Law Offices of Carol D. Ellis, P.A.; (4) Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A., in joint venture with Manuel Alonso-Poch, P.A.; (5) D. Seaton and Associates, P.A.; (6) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, in joint venture with the Law Office of Perry Thurston, Jr., P.A.; (7) Greenberg Traurig, P.A., in joint venture with Edwards & Feanny, P.A.; and (8) GrayRobinson, P.A., in joint venture with Pittman Law Group, P.L., as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on bond/note transactions and on conduit issues involving the Housing Finance Authority, the Health Facilities Authority, and Industrial Revenue Bonds.

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Why Action is Necessary
County Commission approval is required to enter into agreements with bond counsel firms.

What Action Accomplishes
Approves appointment by the County Attorney of bond and disclosure counsel firms for a three-year term, plus two one-year renewal options.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
The County's agreements with outside bond counsel, entered in 2017, expire later this year. In April 2022, the Office of the County Attorney published a solicitation inviting interested law firms to submit proposals for bond counsel services. The solicitation was sent to all law firms located in the state of Florida that are listed in the Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (the "Red Book"). The Red Book contains comprehensive information on all municipal bond firms and professionals in Florida, including bond counsel, underwriters, and financial advisors. Additionally, the s...

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